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.
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
Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today.
Home to an outstanding array of rare books, manuscripts, archival collections, photographs and audio-visual items, maps, architectural drawings, artists’ books, and other research materials that document the history of Florida, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and beyond.
Lowe Art Museum
Conveniently located right on the Coral Gables Campus, the Lowe offers carefully curated global collections from antiquity through the present.
Object-based learning (OBL) is a student-centered learning approach that uses objects to create a more profound learning experience. These objects can include artworks, artifacts, archival materials, or digital representations of unique objects.
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Textile Design of Surrealistic Shapes Floating in Space.
Harrow Studios, NY. c. 1930-39.
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection.
Bass Museum of Art
The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach.
Lowe Art Museum
Explore 5,000 years of human creativity from this art museum at the University of Miami. The online collection database provides access to more than 19,250 works of art from every inhabited continent.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
The museum is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences through the collection, preservation and exhibition of contemporary art and its art historical influences.
The Norton Museum of Art
Located in West Palm Beach, the Norton has great examples of Chinese, European, American, Contemporary, and Photography collections. It is accessible by the Brightline.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
A modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Since the Rubell's first acquisition in 1965 they’ve built one of the most significant and far-ranging collections of contemporary art in the world, now encompassing 7,200 works by more than 1,000 artists—and still growing. The collection is further distinguished by the diversity and geographic distribution of artists represented within it, and the depth of its holdings of seminal artists.
Provides access to 95,000 collection records and almost 130,000 images from the combined Objects Collection and Rare Books Library.
Art Institute of Chicago (AIC)
Founded in 1879 as both a museum and a school for the fine arts, AIC represents a diversity of artistic traditions from around the world.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
American Art, Arts of the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Islamic World, Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, European, Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art and Feminist Art.
Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA)
Highly selective and comprehensive art museum with collections from all periods and from all parts of the world. Collections are strong in the areas of European Art, American Art, Islamic Art, and Medieval Art.
Denver Art Museum (DAM)
Strong in modern masterworks and contemporary objects representing more than a century of artistic innovation. The over 12,500 works made since 1900, the collection includes works by Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keeffe.
The Frick Collection
The Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.
J.Paul Getty Museum
The collection comprises Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art from the Neolithic to Late Antiquity; European art—including illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts—from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century; and international photography from its inception to the present day.
Featuring over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of approximately 8,000 artworks.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
African, American, Ancient Americas, Ancient Near East, Art of the Pacific, Chinese, Contemporary, Costumes and Textiles, Decorative Arts and Design, Egyptian, European Painting & Sculpture, German Expressionism, Greek, Roman and Etruscan, Islamic, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Modern, Photography, South and Southeast Asian
Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA)
Founded in 1870, the Met’s collection has grown to represent more than 5,000 years of art from across the globe—from the first cities of the ancient world to the works of our time.
Morgan Library & Museum
Holdings ranged from Egyptian art to Renaissance paintings to Chinese porcelains. For his library, Morgan acquired illuminated, literary, and historical manuscripts, early printed books, and old master drawings and prints.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA)
Explore over 160,000 high quality images of historical portraits, examples of art movements,cultural objects from around the world, textiles and more from the MFA’s encyclopedic collections.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA NY)
MoMA’s evolving collection contains almost 200,000 works from around the world spanning the last 150 years. The collection includes an ever-expanding range of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, architecture, design, film, and media and performance art.
Toledo Museum of Art (TMA)
Paintings and sculptures by Bearden, Cézanne, Calder, Close, Cole, Degas, van Gogh, El Greco, Holbein, Kiefer, Matisse, Miró, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Turner; masterworks from antiquity and Asia; decorative arts; and a renowned glass collection.
Walker Arts Center
Works of modern and contemporary art, especially focused after 1960. Holdings include more than 13,000 individual pieces including books, costumes, drawings, media works, paintings, photography, prints, and sculpture.
Louvre Museum Paris, FR
Home to artworks dating from the 7th Millennium BC to the 1850s.
Museo del Prado Madrid, SP
Prado Museum allows you to browse their content using features such as author, concept, century, school , medium, technique, iconography, and more. Works and artists in the Museum are shown in the form of a multi-layered Timeline that can be personalised by users.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
A comprehensive resource for art information that covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture, and also includes a database-specific thesaurus.
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.
Art Index Retrospective 1929-1984 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.
Approximately 165 art, architectural history, and archaeology titles are included.
ProQuest Research Library
Provides in-depth coverage of the top 150 core academic subjects, including 5,060 titles -over 3,600 in full text- from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers
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
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.
Digital Collection (Library of Congress) 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.
Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research, providing access to millions of books, music, artworks and more.
Getty Search Gateway
The Getty Search Gateway allows users to search across several of the Getty repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (TOAH)
The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chonologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.
New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)
Enables users to simultaneously search the NYARC libraries' local, electronic, and digital collections, as well as scholarly resources that are freely available online. In addition to providing access to the over 1 million resources in Arcade, NYARC's online catalog, the system also points to online journal articles, digitized books, and born-digital art research materials from the consortium's growing web archive collection. It's a powerful platform allowing scholars to locate materials across a broad range of formats in a single search.
Expertise of hundreds of scholars and scholarly conversations on art
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
The world’s preeminient and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.
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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.
Knight Foundation Art Research Center (ICA Miami)
Dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collection, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time.
American Association of Art Museums (AAM)
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 organization 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.