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Art on the Web

  • Artcyclopedia - The Fine Art Search Engine
    "The guide to museum-quality art on the internet."
  • Aesthetics Online
    "A Society for the Philosophy, Theory and Criticism of the Arts. The American Society for Aesthetics sponsors four annual conferences, publishes the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism and the ASA Newsletter."
  • Americans for the Arts
    A national organization that supports the arts and culture through private and public resources.
  • ARLIS Art Libraries Society of North America
    The Art Libraries Society promotes general knowledge of the public concerning art librarianship and visual resources.
  • ArtSource: Links to Art and Architecture Resources Worldwide
    One of the most important sites for gathering a multiplicity of art information and sites including architecture resources, art/architecture gopher sites, art journals, image collections, museum information, organizations, etc.
  • Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Science, and Technology
    The catalog of the Smithsonian Institution Research Information Systems which includes five catalogs available for searching. They include: Library Catalog; Art Inventories Catalog; Archives & Manuscripts Catalog; Research /Bibliographies Catalog; and the Smithsonian Chronology Catalog.

Art History on the Web

Artists, Styles & Movements on the Web

Art Education on the Web

  • Art Studio Chalkboard
    "These pages are a resource for artists and art students that focus on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, color and painting. They were compiled and designed by Ralph Larmann, art faculty member in the University of Evansville Art Department, and are intended for educational use only."
  • Americans for the Arts: Arts Education
    "AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS is the nation's leading arts information clearinghouse and advocacy organization -- with a forty year record of objective arts industry research -- dedicated to serving communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all the arts."
  • Education at the Getty
    "The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts and the humanities that includes an art museum as well as programs for education, scholarship, and conservation." Art Educators' guide to lessons plans and resources online.
  • ARTSEDGE: The National Arts and Education Information Network
    "ARTSEDGE supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ARTSEDGE helps educators to teach in, through and about the arts." From The Kennedy Center and MCI WorldCom.
  • The Crayola Art Education Site
    "Gathering ideas for engaging your students? Lesson Plans are rich hands-on learning experiences, linked with core curriculum standards."

Art Galleries and Museums on the Internet

Ceramic & Pottery Resources

  • Ceramics Monthly
    "Founded in 1953, Ceramics Monthly is an internationally distributed magazine on ceramic art and craft. For ceramic news, as well as inspiration, there isn't a better source."
  • The Ancient Greek World - Pottery
  • Pottery Database
    "In 1979 the Beazley Archive began a text database, on Oxford University's central computer, recording information about Athenian figure-decorated vases illustrated in publications available to the Ashmolean Library. There are now over 67,000 entries, with fourteen fields, including bibliographical references, find-place, shape and iconographical terms. In 1992 the Archive began to participate in a European Union project (RAMA) linking the collections of seven museums across Europe via the Internet. This project enabled the Beazley Archive to begin digitising its photographs and drawings. So far, more than 27,000 images have been linked to the textual records, and this enhanced version of the original database is now available on the Beazley Archive web site."
  • The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Perseus Project Home Pages
  • The Ceramics Web
  • Studio Potter
  • Virtual Ceramics Exhibits

Art Publications on the Web

  • ArtDaily
    The first art newspaper on the net.
  • Artforum Magazine
    The premier American art magazine
  • ArtNet Magazine
    " is internationally recognized as the premier site on the web for art content and e-commerce. Through its online auctions, member galleries, printstore, artists' web sites, magazine, bookstore, art research tools and resources, empowers people from around the world to make art a part of their lives."
  • Journals and Zines
    The "Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research" by Alan Liu, English Dept., Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106

Finding Images on the Web
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Glossary/Dictionary of Art

  • ArtLex: Visual Arts Dictionary
    "You will find definitions of more than 3,300 terms here, along with thousands of images, pronunciation notes, great quotations, and links to other resources on the Web."
  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus
    The AAT is composed of terms that represent discrete concepts. This makes the thesaurus more powerful and versatile. Therefore, the term "Baroque cathedrals" will not be found in the AAT; this phrase must be constructed from separate AAT terms. "Baroque" is in the Styles and Periods hierarchy; "cathedrals" is in the Single Built Works hierarchy, under "<churches by location or context>." When the two concepts are combined they retain their individual meanings: They mean structures that are built in the Baroque style and serve as cathedrals (the seat of a bishop)."

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updated 9/10/2015