Before reading the article:
Have you heard about — or seen — the new Google Arts and Culture app? If so, what do you know?
Do you know anyone who has downloaded the app and matched their photo to an image from the world of art? Have you done it yourself? If so, what were the results?
Now, read the article, “Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion,” and answer the following questions:
1. What happened to Ross W. Duffin when he was wandering through a museum in Pasadena, Calif., with his wife last summer?
2. What are the details the article gives about the creation and popularity of the Google Arts and Culture app?
3. How are museums using the common visitor desire to take selfies alongside works of art, and why?
4. Why is the app restricted in some states? What do some critics say about the app, and why?