ArtLens AI

With ArtLens AI, instead of life imitating art, art imitates your life. 

As we continue to do our part to combat the spread of COVID-19, we think we all need a moment of levity and joy—art can bring that. ArtLens AI is the latest in a suite of digital tool sets created by the museum during the pandemic that consider what people need, as we continue to work from home and progress through a new school year. Going beyond traditional museum resources, ArtLens AI: Share Your View is a fun way to bring art into your daily life and an easy way to deep dive into the museum’s collection resources. ArtLens AI follows in the footsteps of the museum’s previous digital endeavors, including the CMA’s Open Access Initiative and the ARTLENS Gallery, and continues the museum’s history of collaboration with creative partners. 

two visually similar photographs of lakes, one a modern, color photograph, the other a black and white image

How does it work? 

ArtLensAI: Share Your View is a reverse image search tool that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to match your images to artworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection. ArtLens AI recognizes the shapes, colors, and patterns in the images you upload to find suprising and delighting matches. 

Simply upload an image from your device and watch as ArtLens AI pulls the closest matching artworks from the CMA’s Open Access collection. See visual similarities between an artwork from a collection that spans centuries and a photo you snapped from your window. You may be pleasantly surprised!

Are you excited about your results? Share your match on social media or on the CMA’s website gallery. Found an interesting artwork? You can click on the work’s title to learn more about your match in the CMA’s Collection Online. 

On Twitter:

On Twitter, attach a photo or image to your tweet and mention @ArtLensAI to share your view. The CMA’s ArtLensAI Twitter bot will automatically reply with a matching artwork from the CMA’s collection!

screenshot of twitter post from @ArtLensAI with image attached. tweet reads: Here's a matching artwork from @clevelandart collection

Questions or comments? Reach out to us at ArtLensAI [at] clevelandart.org