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General Art Websites
Includes information about artists and their artwork from all around the world.
Information on collecting art for enjoyment and profit. Includes links to art galleries and art blogs.
Includes a comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. The custom search engine is an effective way to search the Internet for information about fine artists.
Art news, exhibit information, featured artists, and auctions.
Release your Imagination - Explore thousands of art galleries, museums and artists from around the world. Browse by subject, medium, movement, nationality and more. (from website)
This database is a vital tool for Western art history research. The Getty has generously made this comprehensive database available for free.
"The portal for modern and post-modern design", this site is a great resource especially for industrial design and architecture. Includes a very useful index allows searching by individual designers, design producers, and for objects by historical period, function, and material.
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities. (from website) is an award-winning multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. In addition to students taking art history survey courses, museum visitors and other informal learners will find the content very helpful.
"Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country." (from website)
Art Museums
The Association of Art Museum Directors maintains this list of major art museums in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Information may also be found on current museum exhibitions.
The American Museum of Photography is an award-winning Virtual Museum dedicated to educating, informing, and sharing great photographs with millions of Internet visitors world-wide. Exhibitions are drawn from the Museum's Collection, started by Wm. B. Becker more than 35 years ago. The Collection includes five thousand individual images, from the earliest daguerreotype portraits to the work of Ansel Adams.
Web site for Birmingham, Alabama's art museum.
Covers the museums in New York City, Bilbao, Venice, Berlin, and Las Vegas.
Presents the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Provides information on the museum and its collections, examples of art reproductions, and news on upcoming events
Describes the National Gallery of Art, which houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating Western European and American achievements in painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts from the late Middle Ages to modern times.
Presents the National Museum of Women in the Arts located in Washington, D.C., the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists. Offers a virtual tour of the Museum and more.
ProjectNORMAN (New Online Rockwell Media Art & Archive Network) is preserving and making the Norman Rockwell Museum art and archival collections accessible to researchers, curators, students and the general public. (from website)
Web site for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the home of the largest collection of American art in the world. Its holdings represent the most inclusive collection of American art of any general museum today, reflecting the nation's ethnic, geographic, cultural, and religious diversity.
The web site provides access to letters, photographs, diaries, oral history interviews, sketches, scrapbooks, business records, and other documents that support the study of the history of the visual arts in America.
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