Art (Web Resources)

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Art Web Resources

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
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  • Visual Arts Career Guide
    "Explore careers in Art [through] links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required. To learn more about Art, follow the related links below the career descriptions section."
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
    "The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection."
  • Artcyclopedia
    A fast way to find brief information on 7,000 artists, and links to at least one image of the artists' work. Searchable by movement, medium, subject, or nationality, plus a link for doing picture searches.
  • Artlex Art Dictionary
    Features "definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references."
  • Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online
    AATO contains more than 125,000 terms covering “fine art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, and material culture” and is more than a thesaurus, including brief definitions (the searchable “notes” field) and an impressive, easily navigable hierarchical tree. Extensive and still growing, it includes historic and contemporary terms.
  • Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
    "Since 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 16 million 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."
  • World Wide Arts Resources
    "The largest site for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.



The Art Research Guide is maintained by Robert Zai III. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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