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American Memory from the Library of Congress
Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library of Congress.
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Art & History of the U.S. Senate
Official government resource is rich in photographs and historical/biographical information. Listings for exhibits, paintings, sculpture, graphic arts and oral histories can be found here.
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Art History Resources On The Web
Maintained by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, Sweet Briar College. Art historical resources by period, with links to image resources.
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Artcyclopedia
A commercial site providing a comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and online resources.
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ArtNet
An online magazine covering contemporary fine arts, with some coverage of the decorative arts. Access to exhibition, gallery, auction and museum listings.
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Big Art Mob - Free & Open Images of Public Art
The Big Art Mob is a collective effort to create the UK’s first comprehensive survey of Public Art. It’s based entirely on photos from the camera phones of art-lovers. It aims to record for posterity the wealth of artworks in public places nationwide and serve as the focus of a dynamic national conversation.
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Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art home page includes information about collections, current exhibitions, Museum news, competitions, and directions to the Museum. Highlights include the Museum's blog and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
About 3,500 objects—fifty highlights from each of the Museum's curatorial departments as well as the entire department of European Paintings—can be searched by artist, period, style, or keyword.
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Mother of All Art History Links Pages
Links to universities, museums, and art history research resources. Maintained by Patrick Young, Department of Art History at the University of Michigan.
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Museum of Modern Art
This site presents highlights from the Museum's extensive collections. Areas include Architecture and Design, Drawings, Film and Media, Painting and Sculpture, Photography, and Illustrated Books.
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New York Public Library: Art History Research Guide
NYPL provides extensive support for any researcher of an art period, movement, artist, or individual work of art. A step-by-step approach to understanding the process and finding useful information. Well worth exploring.
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Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution's "Explore and Learn" page for Art and Design leads to countless resources. Select an artistic field, region or culture, and find extensive imagery, online exhibits, archive access, research databases and more.
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Steven Spielberg's Jewish Film Archive
Contains a searchable catalog as well as a dedicated section to the Holocaust. Created in conjunction with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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The Art History Research Center
Links to universities and museums for art history resources. Maintained by Leif Harmsen, Concordia University.
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The Center for Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts in New York City promotes "the traditional crafts of bookmaking" via classes, exhibitions, lectures, and various events throughout the year.
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The Cloisters
Metropolitan Museum of Art guide to The Cloisters, including the Cloisters' floorplan and an overview of its collections.
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The Frick Collection
This site provides a virtual tour of its collection of Western paintings, sculpture, and decorative art as well as a link to its library.
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The History of Art Virtual Library
Interdisciplinary links for the study of art history and computer applications maintained by the History of Art Department of Birkbeck College, University of London.
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The Louvre Museum, Paris
View major works, by country and time period, online.
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The National Gallery, London
The entire National Gallery permanent collection and long-term loans are illustrated and described in the collection online.
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The Tate Museum, London
The Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art. All works can be found on this site, each with its own information page.
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Union List of Artist Names
The Union List of Artist Names, from the Getty Research Institute, contains names and associated information about artists.
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Voice of the Shuttle: Art and Art History
Information on museums, exhibits, and auctions, maintained by Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Welcome to Artlex
A dictionary of art terms, pronunciation notes, and quotations.
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