How do objects end up in a museum? Discover the answer to that question from the artworks themselves. The Life of Art app enables users to retrace the lives of a lidded bowl, a silver fountain, a side chair, and a wall light in the Getty Museum's collection by examining physical clues. The interactive app features stunning photography, animations, video, and 360 rotations that bring the rich biographies of these objects to life.

Now available in the App Store.


This app was created in conjunction with the exhibition The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display.

Life of Art App


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