ARt portal is an app for viewing Augmented Reality artwork on your phone or tablet. It was created to allow artists and galleries to present experimental digital 3D artwork easily without expensive or delicate equipment. In addition to displaying the artwork, an in-app camera shutter button allows you to capture them to your camera roll!

To view the 3D content, you will need access to the targets that trigger each scene. These may found in the wild, in the app itself, or on this page.

Download ARt portal for your device at these locations.

EXHIBITIONS (New in Verions 2.0.0):
After launching the app, you must a select an exhibition from the Exhibitions menu, which will automatically be displayed the first time you use the app. All of the models for that exhibition will be downloaded into the app for your viewing pleasure. After than, the last Exhibition previously loaded will remain on your device until you select another one. This means that you can download the exhibition before you leave for the gallery, in case your coverage there isn't up to the task, or if the exhibition is in the middle of the woods!

Only One aim your camera at any supported target. An Augmented Reality model will appear on your screen, together with identifying information at the bottom of the screen, sometimes accompanied by additional instructions. You can move around the target image or rotate your device, etc., in order to see the 3D model from additional angles. Feel free to look around!

The message bar at the bottom of the screen changes when an Augmented Reality target is identified. Generally, it displays the name of the artwork, the artists, the location, and the show, book, or project that the artwork is from. In certain instances, it may also include additional instructions when specific pieces allow for additional interaction. At the right end of the message bar is a web icon that you can click to go to the artist or organization's website.


WHERE DID IT GO? If the model disappears, you may have lost contact with the target image. If you return to viewing the target image on your screen, the 3D model should appear again, as well.

JITTERS? If the 3D model seems jittery, make sure you have good light on the target. In some cases, if you move the camera away from the target, the model will continue to persist for a while, but it may become unstable eventually. Get the target back on your screen to re-orient and stabilize the model.

TOO DARK? If your lighting isn't good enough to see the target, use the light icon in the upper left or your screen to turn on your flash to see the target. The icon is only present if you actually have a light on your device.

NO TARGET? If you don't have any targets for viewing the Augmented Reality, you can print them out here, or get a friend to download the app and display the targets on their screen by using the TARGETS item on the pull-down menu. You should be able to see them from there!

Several privacy-relevent permissions are requested by this app:

CAMERA: This permission allows this application to use the camera on your device to recognize images through the camera and show dynamic on-screen content on top of what you see through the camera. Additional, the camera may be used to take screen shots from within the app.

SD CARD: This permission allows screenshots that you take within the app to be saved to the SD card on your device, if you have configured your camera to save to the SD card.

NETWORK: This permission allows this application to download additional models for future shows from within the application.

YOUR CONSENT: By using this app, you consent to this privacy policy.

If there are questions regarding this app, you may contact us at

This support page was last modified on December 12, 2017