The finest art apps

August 23, 2017

Free art from the confines of a gallery or a museum on the other side of the world. Don’t just take art home, take it everywhere you go. We’ve curated a collection of the finest art apps so you can put the art world in your pocket.

From instantly identifying a piece of art from your smartphone camera, to joining live auctions, there’s an art app in here for everyone.


This Encyclopedia of Fine Art consists of more than 150,000 artworks thanks to Eat your heart out on centuries of art from more than 70 countries, most of which is not on public display. It’s the ultimate art reference, and it continues to grow.

Free | iOS 9.0 or later and Android 4.1 and up

These apps let you take art with you wherever you go.


Snap a photo of any art piece to instantly find out the artist, title, year and price. Plus you can upload artwork from your camera roll, keep a record of your searched pieces and even view artwork at real-room scale.

Free | iOS 8.0 or later and Android 5.0 and up

City Art Search

Find more than 8,600 pieces of art from around the world. Explore big-city art by location, gallery, artist,
century or movement with this comprehensive collection of the world’s greatest pieces. Perfect for the fine art traveler or couch potato connoisseur.

Free | Windows 10 and 8.1 for Phone, PC, and Tablet

It’s the dating app of art exhibitions. Choose your city from over 500 locations, swipe right for the exhibitions you like, then browse your matches on a map. Heart the shows to save them and additional information from user reviews and photos, plus find venue contact details and opening hours.


This is the app every art collector needs. Browse, contact and join live auctions from over 4,000 top international galleries spanning 400,000 works of art. Artsy takes no commission on sales but instead, serves as a link between collector and gallery, even offering free consultation services.

Free | iOS 9.0 or later


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