Subject Guide for Art
Nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
A comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
High-quality art images from leading museums around the world, all rights cleared for educational use. Sound, video, and notes are also included in many cases. Images include photographs, costumes, paintings, posters, sculpture, jewelry, prints, and more.
A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.
A comprehensive resource for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles.
Claims to be the largest database for international architecture. Strong focus on 20th Century buildings. Browse by architect, location or keyword, or search the text of each entry.
One of the most comprehensive sites on architecture on the Internet.
Information about the foundation's tours, exhibits and lectures, as well as links to other architectural and design related websites.
3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings of 1000 buildings and commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.
Enlaces in Español (Spanish Links)
In English and Spanish
Fine and Visual Arts
Artworks by Robert Rauschenberg in SFMOMA's permanent collection. The museum's holdings span the artist's career from 1949 to 1998 and include Combines, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and prints and other works on paper.
Visit the Museum and the School, browse online collections and get information about past and current exhibitions.
Over 1200 links collected by Dr. Jeffery Howe of Boston University. A comprehensive list of sites for fine arts and architecture studies.
The site is listed as "The Artist's Bluebook" with extensive information about more than 26,000 American artists, including biographies, auction prices and a directory that serves the collector. Particularly useful for information on artists currently working in America.
An illustrated catalog of more than 100,000 ancient vases.
A tutorial for in-depth dance research, focusing on primary sources in archives and research libraries. Provides access to finding aids for collections in libraries, including NYPL, Library of Congress, Ohio State University, and the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum.
View thousands of works of art from museums around the world.
Website and database access in English including the Atlas: database of exhibits with information on all of the 35,000 works of art owned by the museum
Virtual tours of the collection and background essays on the works. Searchable by artist, title, or keywords.
Chronological, geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
UbuWeb is a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.
The ULAN currently contains some 200,000 names representing approximately 100,000 individual artists (or "creators," including performance artists, decorative artists, etc.) and architects, cumulated from nine participating Getty documentation projects.
Over 8,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between 1150 and 1750.
This is one of the most comprehensive art history sites on the Internet. It covers all time periods and art forms. Created by Chris Witcombe.
"The Fine Art Search Engine." A comprehensive database of more than 6,500 different artists represented by 19,000 links directly to an estimated 75,000 works at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. Search by artist, artwork or museum, or browse artists by movement, medium, subject, nationality or name.
This site is a dictionary of visual art terminology for artists, art students, and art educators. Defines terms from art production, art criticism, art history, aesthetics, and art education. Created by Michael Delahunt, MFA.
Access to more than 1,000 works of art appearing in 17 great museums across the world. Using Google’s Street View technology, you can also tour collections at the MoMA and Met in New York City, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the National Gallery in London.
The online catalog of resources held by the Institution's libraries, archives, and other specialized research centers. Including Art Inventories, which provides information on over 335,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide; a large photographic archive that documents the work of approximately 10,000 American artists in 127,000 black-and-white images; manuscripts and specialized bibliographies
Search the collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
99 art catalogues with full text and illustration available online. The catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky.
Search across several of the J. Paul Getty Museum repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids.
375 free full text art books and catalogues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art made avaiable by MetPublications.
Locate museums worldwide, by region or collection.
The Corbis Collection currently contains more than 25 million images, from professional photographers, museums, cultural institutions, and public and private collections in the world, including: the National Gallery - London, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the State Hermitage Museum and the Bettmann Collection.
Timeline and history of photography. Telnet link to Eastman's database of photographic holdings.
Links to online photography exhibits, equipment reviews, and photography "how tos".
A collection of works by Amercian street photographer Vivian Maier who had Highland Park IL connections and captured the peculiarities of urban America in the second half of the twentieth century.