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Is virtual reality the future of art?

Creating Art in Virtual Reality — And Then Entering It

ANDROID JONES is one of the world’s leading virtual reality artists, a classically trained painter who crafts virtual realms in which visitors don goggles and handheld controls and then interact with their surroundings, their experiences enhanced by Jones who oversees everything. Link to the article

UK’s first virtual reality art space opens in London - Virtual Reality has reached new heights in the art world and now the UK capital is getting its first free and permanent public VR space. Link to the article.

A growing list-- created by Krystal Boehlert, visual resources specialist-- of Virtual Reality tools and experiences for Art & Art History.


Kremer Museum

A virtual-reality art gallery of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, set in an imagined celestial sphere. Virtual Reality Lets Rare Works of Art Take a Field Trip via NYT. Will be made available via Google Daydream and virtual reality headset.

Michelangelo’s David

Epic’s’ Lead Technical Animator Chris Evans discusses the process of bringing one of the world’s most recognized pieces of art into virtual reality. Only available at SIGGRAPH 2017.

The Grand Tour of Italy

Italian culture changed the world as we know it
Did you know Rome invented public art museums? Or that Siena had a social network in 1525? Come on a journey from Venice to Palermo and rediscover a culture whose influence has lasted for centuries. Made for Google’s VR Cardboard.

Atlas Obscura VR

Experience the ultimate travel wanderlust with the self-paced interactive cinematic masterpiece Atlas Obscura VR — the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders. Available (soon) for the Samsung Gear VR at:  VR experiences for: Temples of Damanhur, The Salt Mines of Salina Turda, and Winchester House of Mystery. Also: 360º Stereographic Content, Mini-Documentaries, Interactive Photogrammetry, Interactive Puzzles.

Sunflowers Virtual 360

Take a virtual tour of the ‘Sunflowers’ with Willem van Gogh, the great grandson of Theo van Gogh, Vincent’s brother and soulmate. For the best experience, watch on the Facebook mobile app

Carne y Arena

An art and virtual reality installation at LACMA by Mexican film director Alejandro G. Iñárritu


Reggie Watts’ Waves VR

Reggie Watts weaves a virtual reality story that is a dream-within-a-dream meta-ride down the rabbit hole, where the only constants seem to be his philosophical musings, comedic insights, and musical genius.

Björk Digital

An “immersive” virtual reality exhibit by Icelandic musician Björk featuring 360-degree VR music videos from her eighth studio album, Vulnicura.

Bosch VR

Bosch VR is a virtual reality APP and VR EXPERIENCE, of the remarkable C14th painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights, made to celebrate the five hundredth centenary of one the world’s greatest artists and visionaries – Hieronymus Bosch. THE BOSCH VR APP is available on iPhone and Android smartphones and iPad.

Dreams of Dali

Enjoy the remarkable marriage of art and technology in Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality experience, as you explore Dali’s painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Download the Inception App for Fully Immersive Virtual Reality. For a virtually infinite VR experience from anywhere in the world, using HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, click the image below and download the app. View the Linear 360° Video on your Phone, Tablet or Desktop Computer. When you can’t visit The Dali in person, you may view the linear 360° video, below, from a variety of devices.

Google Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality.



A-Frame makes it easy for web developers to create virtual reality experiences that work across desktop, iPhone, Android, and the Oculus Rift.


[3DSteroid] is a stereoscopic application for Android, from the maker of PhotoStereo Maker.

Stereogram for Cardboard 2.0

Stereogram uses Google Cardboard to present vivid 3D images from history. Powered by the NYPL Stereogranimator ( Android app.



Create and share 3D images from the stereograph collections of The New York Public Library (and others). Web Browser based application.


StereoPhoto Maker

StereoPhoto Maker(SPM) functions as a versatile stereo image editor \ viewer and can automatically batch-align hundreds of images and mount them to the ‘window’. It may be run on all versions of Windows and PowerPC and Intel Macs (with emulation or virtual-machine software).



L'Artisan Electronique, Part 1: Virtual Pottery WheelLearn more

Google Arts & Culture VR app. Step inside a virtual gallery to see works of art.

Google Cardboard - Install this app to set up Cardboard on your phone, view demos.

Google Arts & Culture - Take 360° panoramic tours of hundreds of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks.

Sketchfab - 3-D models of sculptures, architecture, and other objects.

MeshLab - Tools for processing raw data produced by 3D digitization tools/devices and for preparing models for 3D printing.

Kinescope - VR tour of history of the cinema.

Stereogram - View New York Public Library’s extensive collection of historical stereographs.

YouTube 360° - Use the regular Youtube app to browse for 360° videos. Also check out the 360° channel.


Virtual tour – 360° panoramic tours of hundreds of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks.

Chauvet Cave - The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains some of the best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life.


3D Printers

Bothmann, Oliver. 3D Printers: A Beginner's Guide., 2015.

Call #:  TS171.95.B68 2015

This book will guide you through your first steps in 3D printing.