Art & Architecture
Finding Images on the Web
- Art on the Web
- Art Galleries and Museums on the Internet
- Art History on the Web
- Art Journals on the Internet
- Artists, Styles & Movements on the Web
- Ceramic & Pottery Resources
- Finding Images on the Web (jumps to separate page)
- Glossary or Dictionary of Art
- 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.
- The Art History Research Centre
"The AHRC is the first and foremost tool for art historical research on the internet. It shares key resources and methods of online research so that art historians can find the resources relevant to their work.
- ArtServe: Art History Resources Online
Australian National University Art History Server
- Art Historians' Guide to the Movies
"The Art Historians' Guide to the Movies is a record of appearances of and references to famous works of art and architecture in the movies. It is intended to be a source for teachers of art history who are considering showing clips or entire films as part of their presentation of the traditional arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture."
- Art History 101 from About.com
- Art History Resources on the Web
Maintained by Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History at Sweet Briar College, Virginia
- Getty Research Institute
Gives the scope of the art history information programs sponsored by the Institute as well as searchable databases. An excellent site for doing Art History research.
- The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
"The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, founded in 1984, is a component of the Department of Art of The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA), and is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is dedicated to the study of the art and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education. As part of its teaching and research, the Institute conducts an epigraphic survey in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt."
- English Server Art and Architecture Resources
- Mother of All Art History Link Pages
This web site is now maintained by Patrick Young with the help of graduate students at the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan.
- Timelines of Art History
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Artist Dictionary/Biographies at About.com
"You can find hundreds of entries in the 200 page artist dictionary/biographies section. Each primarily short entry features date of birth, date of death, nationality, type of work, style/period and what the artist was (is) best known for."
- Diego Rivera webpage of the Museo Anahuacalli in Mexico City
- Exploring Leonardo
A resource for teachers and students developed by the Museum of Science, Boston
- Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online
A compendium of current visual arts happenings in Texas including essays, reviews, interviews, art news stories, museum shows and exhibitions.
- The Mattress Factory: Contemporary Artists on the Web
- International Center of Medieval Art
"Founded in 1956, seeks to promote the study of the visual arts of the Middle Ages in Europe. Its worldwide membership includes academics, museum professionals, collectors and other enthusiasts. ICMA publishes a scholarly journal, Gesta; a newsletter; a list of dissertations on medieval art; and two continuing series, The Census of Romanesque Sculpture in North American Collections and The Census of Gothic Sculpture in North American Collections."
- Michelangelo Buonarroti
An excellent comprehensive web site with biographical information, photographs of his more famous works. A beautifully designed site, it uses time periods to organize the information.
- Claude Monet's House and Garden
- Picasso on the Web
- Rembrandt Museum
- Research on Surrealism in America
- Salvador Dali
- The Victorian Web: Arts and Culture of the Victorian Era
- 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? Crayola.com Lesson Plans are rich hands-on learning experiences, linked with core curriculum standards."
- Virtual Library Museum Page
A distributed directory of online museums.
- Art Museum Network Online
The official web site of the world's leading art museums since 1996.
- The Art Institute of Chicago Museum
- CGFA - A Virtual Art Museum
A broad gallery that includes biographies and images for hundreds of well-known American, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Japanese artists, such as Botticelli, Cezanne, Dali, da Vinci, Goya, Klee, Klimt, Monet, Munch, O'Keefe, Raphael, Rubens and Vermeer.
- Cleveland Museum of Art
"Welcome to one of the world's great art museums, a favorite destination for art lovers and casual visitors alike. The collection of more than 40,000 works of art ranges over 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, and includes masterpieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It is renowned for its superb quality and cultural breadth."
- Contemporary Art Museum Houston
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- The Freer Gallery of Art and The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
The National Museum of Asian Art for the United States
- Guggenheim Museum Online
- J. Paul Getty Museum
- Life in Ancient Egypt
An introduction to The Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
- Musee du Louvre-Paris
Official site of the Louvre Museum in Paris, home of Leonardo's Mona Lisa (La Gioconda), and many other great masterpieces of Western and historical art.
- Musee d'Orsay
Official site of the Orsay Museum in Paris, contains an exquisite collection of paintings by the French Impressionists (Monet, Degas, Seurat, Bonnard, and more.).
- The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
MOCCA, New York City: "it is the mission of the museum to promote the understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art as well as to detail and discuss the artistic, cultural, and historical impact of what is the world's most popular art form."
- The Menil Collection
Houston area museum includes interactive maps, exhibition and collection images & information.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- MOIFA: Museum of International Folk Art Online
"The Museum of International Folk Art is a unit of the Museum of New Mexico which operates four museums and five monuments throughout the state."
- Museum of Ancient and Modern Art
"Northern California's unique Art Museum"
- Museum of Fine Arts - Houston
- Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
- Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
- Museum information from ArtSource
- National Gallery of Art: Index of American Design
- National Gallery of Art -- the Collection
"The National Gallery of Art, Washington houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present."
- National Gallery of Canada
- National Museum of American Art
- The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution
- Royal Ontario Museum
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Capella Sistina
A virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel from The Vatican.
- Smithsonian Institution
- WebMuseum: Bienvenue!
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- 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
The first art newspaper on the net.
- Artforum Magazine
The premier American art magazine
- ArtNet Magazine
"artnet.com 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, artnet.com 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
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- 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)."