Art & Art History

Getting Started
Apples, by Paul Cézanne, 1878-79. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

 


ArtSTOR
ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than 1.25 million images representing the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences together with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and teaching.

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) 
ABM indexes journal articles and other resources on artists, art movements, art theory, art criticism and art history beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century to the present. 

Bibliography of the History of Art
BHA and RILA cover European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.

JSTOR
JSTOR provides digital versions of the backfiles of major scholarly journals. Primarily an archival collection, JSTOR does not provide access to the most recent 3-5 years of content for most titles.

Oxford Art Online
Scholarly art encyclopedia covering Western and non-Western visual art. The vast content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources are made available in one location.


 
Featured Links
KHAN ACADEMY Art History Basics
New to art? This is a good place to start. Art gives us access to the way people at different moments in history have understood the world. Jump in and explore!
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Looking at paintings: Discover the elements of art seen in such masterpieces as The Dream of Pope Sergius by van der Weyden, La Promenade by Renoir, River Landscape by Koninck, Still Life with Apples by Cézanne, The Entombment by Rubens, Christ Crowned with Thorns by von Honthorst, Vase of Flowers by van Huysum, and Irises by van Gogh. Love art? Follow us on Google+ 

 

Artsy
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place.Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.

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KATE, by Minjae Lee. Art Angels, Los Angeles.

Quick Links to University Resources in the Arts
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Artists
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Artists" provides an unparalleled guide to the figures who have dominated the visual art throughout the ages. International in scope and coverage, the book contains authoritative entries on non-Western artists as well as more familiar figures.
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  • ArtLex
  • Great reference material in art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education.
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  • Dictionary of Art Historians 
  • A biographical and methodological intended as a beginning point t learning the background of major art historians or western art history. 
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  • Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture  
  • Deals with all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Central,  South, and East Asia and includes entries on artists, rulers, writers, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more
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  • Historical dictionary of neoclassical art and architecture
  • The Hisotrical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architectre provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic, subcategories, idea, and historical framework of 18th century style found mainly in Europe and the United States
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  • Oxford Art Online  
  • Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available    today.
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  • Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists  
  • This reference work deals with all aspects of Western art from 1300 to the present day. It provides information on painters, sculptors, and graphic artists, technical processes, terminology, theory, schools, movements, patrons and collecting, and much more.
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  • Web Gallery of Art.
  • The Wed Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable daabase of Western(European) fine arts of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism (1000-1900), currently containing over 40,100 reproductions.   
Guides
A Short Guide to Writing about Art
Contains notes and sample essays by students and model paragraphs by students and scholars to help students understand what to say and how to say it when writing about art.
Article Indexes
Art Abstracts 
Art Abstracts™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating back to 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations, and indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions, which provide examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists. The database covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture, and also includes a database-specific thesaurus.
 
ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM), a premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts that provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. The coverage of ABM is wide-ranging and includes performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artist's books, theatre arts, conservation, crafts, ceramic and glass art, ethnic arts, graphic and museum design, fashion, and calligraphy, as well as traditional media including illustration, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.

Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984
Art Index Retrospective contains hundreds of titles from feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, conference reports, anthologies, and editorials. Coverage includes fine, decorative and commercial art. 
 

Bibliography of the History of Art
BHA and RILA cover European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.

Index to Nineteenth Century American Art Periodicals
An online index of 42 art journals published in the U.S. during the 19th century. 19th Century Art Periodicals offers information on artists and illustrators, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, architecture and design, exhibitions and sales, decoration, and collecting. Also contains articles, art notes, stories, poems and advertisements.

JSTOR
JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization initially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, dedicated to the development of a digital library in support of the arts and sciences. JSTOR is comprised of the full-text of more than 1,000 academic journals covering a wide range of disciplines. Approximately 165 art, architectural history, and archaeology titles are included.




 
Databases
Find Images
Artstor is a nonprofit organization committed to digital collection solutions for universities, museums, schools, and libraries worldwide. 

George Eastman House, Photography Collections Online
A digital image sampler and browsing resource for the vast photography holdings of George Eastman House.

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress)
More than 13.7 million images, including photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. International in scope, but particularly rich in materials documenting the history of the United States.

AP Image Archive
AP Images gives you access to the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary photographs, so you have all the imagery you need, right when you need it.

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

CAMIO® — OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.

ARTSY
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA)
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. 

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
the collection contains unparalleled holdings in every ensuing period of visual culture up to the present day, including such distinctly modern forms as film and industrial design in addition to more traditional mediums.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Louvre Museum
Intended as a universal museum since its inception in 1793, its collections—among the finest in the world—span several thousands of years and a territory that extends from America to the confines of Asia.

New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)
The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art.
 
U.M. Digital Collections
The University of Miami Digital Collections provide online access to primary source materials to support teaching, learning, and research at the University and worldwide. 
Find Images -- Supplementary Resources

Corbis
A commercial image database featuring hundreds of thousands of images to be licensed. It is handy for a quick image reference.

Getty Images
Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery,video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content

World's Master Paintings: from the Early Renaissance to the Present
 
Maps
 

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Oval Projection World Map, Francesco Rosselli, Italy, 1508  (ARTstor)

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Web Resources
 
Artcyclopedia: the Guide to Great Art on the Internet
Directory of links to Web sites with the focus on fine art painting and sculpture. Also includes a directory museums worldwide.

Mother of All Art History Link Pages
Annotated links to selected art history departments, research resources, resources for visual collections, image collections and online art, online exhibits, and art museums.

Photograph
Bi-monthly USA guide to fine art photography exhibitions, private dealers, auctions, events, and resources.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, extending from prehistory to the present.

Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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.

newCrit; Plain Talk about Art
Website hosted by Prof. Walter Darby Bannard for art criticism, links, etc.

Arcade
Arcade is the catalog for the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). Arcade unites the collections of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art.

Caribbean Art and Visual Culture
An open access, searchable web site featuring video and audio interviews, photographs, biographies, and professional resumes by and about Caribbean artists, RSS feeds of prominent Caribbean art critics, and other information on and by Caribbean artists.

ArtNet
 Artnet is a commercial database of auction results covering the work of approximately 176,000 artists in over 4,000,000 sales records. 

DADABASE
MoMA Library has made its Latin American/Caribbean holdings searchable through DADABASE.

National Gallery of Art (NGA)
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.

Art Institute of Chicago Online Scholarly Catalogues
A digital catalogue that contains in-depth curatorial and conservation research on the museum’s collection, including high-resolution, zoomable images and other interactive elements.  Featured collections include the work of Caillebotte, Whistler, Ensor and Monet. 

askART
AskART is an online database containing close to 300,000 artists, with information ranging from biographies to auction records.

Gallica
Gallica is the digital initiative of the National Library of France. Gallica contains over 1,000,000 digital objects including books, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, images, sound recordings, and scores.
 
Local Art Collections
Bass Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a range of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions. Educational programs, artist projects, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view.

CIFO: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation
Dedicated to the support of emerging and mid career contemporary artists from Latin America. Since 2002, CIFO has granted more than $1 Million to over 90 artists from Latin America and has exhibited their work in our signature art space in downtown Miami — The CIFO ArtSpace.

De la Cruz Collection
The de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space is privately funded by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz. This space serves as an extension of their home, where for over 25 years they have shared their collection with the public. The primary purpose of this space is to provide education and awareness in the visual arts. Educational programming includes lectures, artist-led workshops, docent-led tours, scholarship opportunities and student travel initiatives.

The Lowe Art Museum 
The Lowe Art Museum is the largest collecting art museum in the South Florida region, and one of the few in Florida with a far-ranging general collection. From its inception in the 1950s, the collection has developed a diverse collection capable of serving the educational and cultural needs of the University of Miami and the greater South Florida community. The Lowe's permanent collection takes on added significance as a reflection of Miami's multicultural population, and as a tool to support and help bridge cultural gaps in our communities. The Lowe maintains 11 collecting departments.
 
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a non-profit institution located in a 45,000 square foot retro-fitted warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. The Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of renowned collector Martin Z. Margulies as well as educational programs, & special exhibitions and an international loan program.

Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences.

PAMM Perez Art Museum
Pérez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Rubell Family Collection
In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility and is publicly accessible. The Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created in 1994 by Don and Mera Rubell with their son Jason Rubell to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum.

The Wolfsonian FIU The Wolfsonian's collections comprise approximately 180,000 objects from the 1850s to 1950s—the height of the Industrial Revolution through the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. 

Wynwood Galleries
The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 Art Galleries, Retail Stores, Antique Shops, Eclectic Bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world.
Quick Links
 wynwoodwall_santana.jpgWynwood. Photo by Gilda Santana
 
Miami Art Guide
Miami Art Guide is the ultimate source of information about exhibitions, plays, concerts, events, performances, book readings, film screenings, and more.
Support for Artists
National YoungArts Foundation
The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development.  YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country's highest honor for young artists. 
 
 
Professional Organizations
AAM - American Association of Art Museums
Every type of museum is represented including art, history, science, military and maritime, and youth museums, as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, arboretums, historic sites, and science and technology centers.

Association of Art Historians
The national organisation for professional art and design historians, researchers or students who are involved in education, galleries, museums and art-related publishing, or any other activity linked with art and design history.

College Art Association
Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts.

CHArt: Computers and the History of Art
A society open to all who have an interest in the application of computers to the study of art and design.