What's New

Focus on framing, including:
• New hand-tuned frames for each period room, from framing authority Eli Wilner & Co.
• Sculptures and other images can now be displayed without frames and backgrounds
Spotlight search and universal links now fully support titles of specific works
Additional video links

App Description

AN APPLE REAL-WORLD LEARNING SELECTION, with free lesson plans. A kid-friendly version of our #1 selling classic art app. The same enthralling, real-world art museum with works by 1500+ major western artists, from ancient times to today. Still nearly 100,000 paintings and sculptures. The same great features. But no worries about "age inappropriate" works. We've gone through the Art Authority collection and taken out access to nudity and other similar content. But we don't leave out the art world's most important works in these cases -- we display appropriate detailed views of the works instead.

All Art Authority's works are beautifully framed and hung on textured walls, accompanied by title, date and other details. Works are displayed chronologically, with previews of related items providing added context. Kids can learn about an artist's life and works, or take a trip beyond the bounds of a traditional museum and view and compare works in a full-screen slideshow or scrolling thumbnail display. They can view exhibits of works similar to any work they happen to like, and, with "Art Real Size" they can instantly see and understand the actual size of the works.

There are also period overviews, timelines, histories and videos. From the earliest creative pieces to the latest modern and contemporary works, Art Authority provides a stunningly displayed, carefully selected, well organized view of the western art world. It's part world-class art museum, part academic reference library and part digital coffee-table book. It's also part magic. A field trip to an art musem like no other!

Art Authority features include:

- Access to 20GB worth of art optimized for quality and download speed through our servers (works still under copyright come from authorized servers)
- Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American rooms
- Overt nudity and similar content removed, replaced with detailed views on most major works
- Dozens of artists per room, listed by movement or nationality
- Period overviews, timelines and histories
- A searchable index of all 1500+ artists, as well as for each room
- Searchable indexes of major titles, subjects and locations
- Art Real Size: instantly see and understand the actual size of works
- Art Like This: view works similar to the one you're looking at
- Art Near Me: search for art based on your (or any) location
- Shuffle: continuous random display of all art, or by period
- Captions with work title, date, location and other details
- Hyperlinks provide access to in-depth information on artists, major works and locations
- Access to videos on hundreds of works
- Full-screen slideshow display, with user-settable transitions, Ken Burns motion effect, music
- Gallery-like, scrolling thumbnail view shows how works have evolved over time, aids in comparisons and exploration
- Offline access to works previously viewed
- Save works to Favorites or the Photos app
- Share works through mail and social networks
- Order framed, high-quality reproductions (US)

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 02, 2012 Initial release
  • November 02, 2012 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $3.99
  • November 28, 2012 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • January 15, 2013 New version 1.0.1
  • February 01, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • February 07, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • February 28, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $4.99
  • March 06, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $7.99
  • October 16, 2013 New version 4.9
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • December 06, 2013 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • December 19, 2013 New version 4.9.1
  • May 14, 2014 New version 4.9.2
  • July 27, 2014 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $5.99
  • September 26, 2014 Price increase: $5.99 -> $7.99
  • November 03, 2014 New version 4.9.3
  • June 28, 2015 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • July 03, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • October 05, 2015 New version 4.10
  • November 28, 2015 Price decrease: $7.99 -> $3.99
  • December 02, 2015 Price increase: $3.99 -> $7.99
  • March 10, 2016 New version 4.10.1
  • July 11, 2016 New version 4.10.2