Art RESOURCES

Art Resources Table of Contents

(This page was, in its original form, created by Beryl Smith at Rutgers University Art Library. It is used here in a scaled-down form in order to free the Net traffic.)
Index to the Contents of this page
  • Remote Online Sites With Large or Unique Art Holdings
    • Library Catalogs
    • Searchable Archives and Inventories of Art and Architecture
    • Indexes to Articles and Other Publications with Unrestricted Access
  • Electronic Texts and Journals
    • Electronic Texts
      • Religious Texts
      • Dictionaries and Searchable Text Databases
      • Bibliographies and Finding Aids
      • Virtual Texts
      • Electronic Journals
  • Sites Primarily Containing Images
  • Other Internet-Accessible Resources
    • Internet Searchers and Gateways
  • Sites With Multiple Internet Access Points
    • African and African American Art
    • Aids and Art
    • Architecture
    • Art Education
    • Arts Organizations
    • Auctions
    • Byzantine Studies
    • Classics and Ancient Art
    • Copyright Issues
    • Bibliography Styles
    • Grants and Competitions
    • Iconography
    • Medieval Art and History
    • Museum Studies and Arts Management
    • Museums and Art Galleries
    • Mythology
    • Online Exhibitions
    • Photography
    • Rembrandt Research
    • Russian Art and Architecture
    • Surrealism and Dada
    • Victorian Art
    • Women and Art
  • Remote Online Sites with Large or Unique Art Holdings
    • Library Catalogs
      • International Directory of Art Libraries
      • An on-going project of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations - Art Section). Some records also have online connections.
      • Amistad Research Center (Tulane)
      • Major African American archives with a significant collection of African American Art.
      • Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
        • Papers of African-American Artists
        • Part of the Archives of American Art database, neatly separated out for easy access.
        • Guide to papers of Latino Artists
        • Guide to papers of art galleries no longer in existence.
      • Bibliotheque nationale de France (BnF)
      • Select BN-Opale from the menu Select Connectez vous.... Logon: OPALE For help: ^A To exit: ^Q
      • Art Institute of Chicago - Ryerson Library
      • Columbia University
      • COPAC--libraries in United Kingdom and Ireland
      • Login and password are: copac
      • Frick Art Reference Library
      • All records for books, exhibition catalogues, journals, microforms, and CD-ROMs since 1986. Older records being converted. Login: guest Select V (for VT100 emulation)
      • Le centre de ressources documentaires: Histoire de l'art
      • This site contains links to over 40 libraries and documentation centers in France. While some centers provide only general information about the collections and access, many also have direct links to their online catalogs.
      • Getty Library
      • Select Research Library, then select IRIS
      • Harvard University
      • Kunstbib - Norwegian Art Library Bibliography
      • Library of Congress Homepage
      • Metropolitan Museum of Art - Watsonline Library Catalog
      • Museum of Modern Art Library (DADANET)
      • New York Public Library
      • Select Research Libraries Login: nypl
      • New York University
      • Oxford University Libraries
      • University of Pennsylvania
      • Princeton University
      • Princeton University Library Old Card Catalog
      • Use for materials cataloged pre-1980.
      • Temple University
      • Yale University Art Library
      • To begin, enter: ORBIS To exit: STOP
      • Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche
      • Login: OPAC To exit: Type 3 from main menu screen Contains the holdings of the Biblioteche Apostolica Roma, American Academy in Rome Library, and other libraries.
      • Italian Libraries
      • Listing of all the Italian libraries associated with universities throughout that country.
      • Victoria & Albert Museum and Library
      • Login to library: OPAC
      • Warburg Institute
      • This site contains information about the institute as well as providing access to the library holdings. To login to the library, enter: library.
      • Koninklijke Library (National Library in Netherlands)
    • Searchable Archives and Inventories of Art and Architecture
      • Inventory of American Sculpture
      • Inventory of American Painting Before 1914
      • Biblioteca Ambrosiana Archive of Drawings (From Notre Dame University)
      • Contains a full list of drawings, bibliographies about the collection as well as individual drawings, and scanned images for approximately one-third of the collection. Project is ongoing.
      • Joconde-French Minister of Culture
      • Searchable catalogue of art in French museums.
      • Merimee
      • Searchable inventory of French cultural artifacts.
      • National Register of Historic Places
      • Select, in order: PAC, VT100, Other Databases, NPS
  • Indexes to Articles and Other Publications
    • Unrestricted Access
      • Gnomon Databank
      • Index to all publication years for Gnomon as well as many other journals of interest to classists and classical art historians and archaeologists.
      • Getty Provenance Index of Art Sales Catalogues
      • Test site with holdings of sales held in the British Isles in the 19th century. Full holdings are not included.
      • Medici Archive Project: Guide to Art Historical Resources in the Medici Granducal Archives
      • TOCS-IN - Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists
  • Electronic Texts, Journals, and Images
    • Electronic Texts
      • Religious Texts
        • Bible (King James Version)
        • Douay-Rheims Bible (Vulgate)
        • Koran
      • Dictionaries and Searchable Text Databases
        • Diderot's Encyclopedie
        • Volume 1, with plates, of the first edition, available as a demo database. It has been made available by the same team that produced ARTFL. It is being revised at all times.
        • ARTFL (Treasury of French Language)
        • Words of Art: Glossary of Theory and Criticism for the Visual Arts
      • Bibliographies and Finding Aids
        • Art and Aids Bibliography
        • Bibliography on Women in Byzantium. Edited by Thalia Gouma-Peterson
        • Includes primary sources in translation as well as secondary sources.
        • Byzantine Bibliographies
        • Gay and Lesbian Bibliography
        • Go down menu and select Projects and Publications.
        • Medieval Feminist Index
        • Museum Studies Bibliography
        • Go to Research/Bibliography Catalog, then move down (quite a ways) to Museum Studies Bibliography.
        • Urban Planning 1794-1918: An International Anthology . Selected and Edited by John W. Reps
      • Virtual Texts
        • Art Historian's Guide to the Movies
        • Bulfinch's Mythology
        • Careers Alternatives for Art Historians
        • Introduction to Imaging, by Harold Besser and Jennifer Trant, sponsored by Getty AHIP.
        • Best read with an image viewer and color monitor.
        • Interscripta
        • Summations of scholarly discussions about selected medieval topics.
        • ORB - On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies
        • An on-going project to provide scholarly articles for medieval studies.
        • Vasari's Lives
        • Translator and publishing facts not provided with the text.
  • Electronic Journals
    • American Artist (Electronic Edition)
    • Architronic: The Electronic Journal of Architecture
    • Art Brief
    • Current snippets of news from the world of art.
    • Art Daily
    • Modeled on a daily newspaper format, each issue contains news of the day as well as a current listing of art exhibitions, internationally, and links to museums worldwide with internet access.
    • Artmetal Features
    • Covers metal as sculpture as well as fine-metal work, i.e., jewelry.
    • Artnetweb
    • Not a traditional journal, but a site full of constantly updated images and text. Good listings of New York gallery exhibits.
    • Art Resources Internet
    • Contains museum and gallery listings, private dealers, artists and reviews as well as articles.
    • Artswire Current
    • Contains issues of concern to artists and those interested in the arts.
    • Asian Art
    • British Archaeology Journal
    • Each issue of the journal is accessible two months after paper publication.
    • Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    • Bryn Mawr Medieval Review
    • Electronic Visual Arts (EVA)
    • Globe: Australian Journal of Contemporary Visual Arts
    • Internet Library of Early Journals
    • Includes at least 20 years of Notes and Queries and Blackwoods, also Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and Gentleman's Magazine. All are journals from the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • LEA - Leonardo Electronic Almanac
    • An electronic journal of art and technology.
    • Part
    • An electronic journal published by graduate students at CUNY.
    • Smile
    • Switch
    • Published at San Jose State University three times each year. Contains thought-provoking articles and art.
    • Talkback
    • New electronic journal devoted to online art and social issues.
    • Yawn
    • Archives of the 38 issues of Yawn without the images or comic strips, etc.
  • Sites Primarily Providing Images
Images may be displayed only if your computer has an image viewing connection.
    These sites are primarily images, with little or no associated text. Sites with text and images are referenced under "Other Internet-Accessible Resources."
      • Gateway to Art History
      • Organized around Gardner's Art Through the Ages , this site provides many links to image sites around the WWW.
      • Thais
      • 1,200 Years of Italian Sculpture and 4,000 years of architecture.
      • AICT (Art Images for College Teaching)
      • CGFA possibly the best images on the web
      • OCAIW (Orazio Centaro's Images on the Web)
      • Vatican Museums
      • Raphael's Stanza and Loggia
      • Sistine Chapel
      • American Memory from the Library of Congress
      • Large photographic collection.
  • Other Internet-Accessible Resources
    • Internet Searchers and Gateways
      • AcqWeb's Directory of Verification Tools and Resources
      • Access to library catalogs, bibliographic services and in prints lists in many countries. Links to sevices providing book price comparison, online book dealers, internet services searching antiquarian vendors and booksellers.
      • ADAM - Art, Design, Architecture and Media Source Searcher
      • The gateway to art, design, architecture & media information on the Internet. Searchable catalog of 1209 Internet resources
      • Art Library Online
      • provides access to information from art related publishers about museums, auctions, artists, and art trade.Contains over 3000000 records and images.
      • CHIN
      • Website of the Canadian Heritage Information Network, gateway to museums, galleries and heritage information in Canada and abroad.
      • DutchESS
      • Internet Subject Service which indexes Internet resources.
      • Musexpo
      • Site developed under the auspices of Le Figaro Magazine, concerning the art world in France.
      • PubList.com
      • a comprehensive directory of information about more than 150,000 publications and more than 8000 newspapers around the world, including publications on art.
      • Images on the WWW
      • A guide to Resources & Collections
      • Inference Search
      • Excite
      • Lycos
      • An excellent searching source.
      • Savvy - A multiple Query Searcher
  • Sites With Multiple Internet-Accessible Resources
      • Seven Wonders of the World
      • Site contains much more than the Seven Wonders, including full texts by Herodotus, lists of ancient and modern wonders, and links to such esoteric topics as lighthouse architecture.
      • Artsource
      • Art History Resources
      • Parthanet
      • Provides images, text, and URLs for sites covering all periods of art history.
      • Voice of the Shuttle
      • A great gathering of art resources.
      • World Wide Arts Resources
    • African and African American Art
      • Artnoir Showcase
      • A monthly electronic publication showcasing the art of African American and Caribbean artists.
      • The Artist's Eye, the Diviner's Insight: African Divination Art
      • Many images and text as well as numerous links to other sites for African art.
      • Yoruba and Akan Art
      • Art and Archaeology of Africa
      • This page contributed by Columbia University African Studies Department
    • Aids and Art
      • ArtAids
      • Aids Quilt Project
    • Architecture and Urban Planning Sites
      • archINFORM
      • searchable database that contains information on 7000 architectural projects and constructions. Special emphasize on 20th century architecture.(German or English).
      • PAIRC (Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center)
      • Tons of good stuff for architects as well as architectural historians.
      • QUONDAM - Virtual Museum of Architecture
      • Contains many models and architectural projects, built and theoretical.
      • SPIRO - Berkeley Architectural Slides
      • Over 20,000 images from books, periodicals, private donors and vendors. Covers the range of civilization's built environments.
      • WWW Virtual Library - Architecture and Landscape Architecture
      • Urban Planning 1794-1918: An International Anthology . Selected and Edited by John W. Reps
      • A particularly rich source for bibliography and text regarding urban planning for the specified period.
      • Arcosanti - An Experimental City in Arizona
      • Paolo Soleri's experiment in fusing ecology with architecture.
      • Contemporary and Avant-Garde Architecture
    • Art Education
      • Artsednet (Getty)
      • Arts Education Online
    • Arts Organizations
      • American Association of Museums (AAM)
      • ACA - American Council for the Arts
      • A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects)
      • AAH - Association for Art History
      • American Schools of Oriental Research
      • contains information on publications, excavations,upcoming events, quick reference and grants
      • ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America)
      • including a new guide to the World Wide Web
      • CAA (College Art Association)
      • Medieval Academy
      • Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
      • Site contains the Feminist Newsletter Bibliography , a good site for bibliographic citations--books and journals.
      • Society of Architectural Historians
      • VRA (Visual Resources Association)
      • French Ministery of Culture
      • Site contains links to museums and art resources in France
      • Art Libraries and Resources in New York City
      • List of libraries and museums with description of their collections
    • Auctions
    • At present none of the auction sites have depth in retrospective auction material, nor are sales prices included. You will find price estimates, many illustrations and the full sale catalogue description. For optimum advantage, use with an image viewer.
      • Auctions On Line
      • Has a good directory of auctioneers as well as auction catalogues.
      • Bonhams Auction House
      • Christies
      • Sothebys
    • Byzantine Studies
      • Byzantine Studies on the Internet
      • Byzantine and Medieval Studies Sites
    • Classics and Ancient Art
      • The Library of Congress Classics Professional Resources
      • Many links to associations and professional organizations, to bibliographies and bibliographical databases, electronic journals and Classics periodicals resources, contains information on conferences, publishers, course materials.
      • TheClassics and Mediterranean Archaeology
      • Good links to other Internet sources from this site.
      • Exploring Ancient World Cultures
      • Site filled with images, texts, bibliographies about many ancient cultures.
      • Ostia - Harbour of Ancient Rome
      • Many good thumbnail illustrations that can be enlarged.
      • RomanSites
      • An ongoing project consisting of a staggering number of Internet sites (of varying quality) devoted to Roman antiquity.
      • ROMARCH - Art and Archaeology of Italy and the Roman Provinces
      • Perseus Project, An evolving digital library, with images, on ancient Greece.
      • Tomb of the Overseers of the Manicurists (Egyptian)
      • Many images as well as text.
      • ARGOS-Searcher for Ancient and Medieval topics
    • Copyright Issues
      • Copyright and Art Issues, compiled by Christine L. Sundt
      • Grants and Competitions
        • American Academy in Rome
        • Art Deadlines
        • CASVA (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts)
        • Fulbright Grants
        • Getty Fellowships for Pre- and Postdoctoral Scholars
        • Gladys Krieble Delmas Grants for Venetian Research
        • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
        • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
        • Fellowships In Museum Studies
        • Pollock-Krasner Foundation
        • Provides grants to working artists.
        • Smithsonian Institution Grants and Fellowships
        • Warburg Institute
        • There are several grants for scholars offered each year through this organization.
        • List of institutions offering grants for art historical research
      • Iconography
        • ICONCLASS Homepage
        • Online description and explanation of the Iconclass cataloging system for visual images.
      • Medieval Art and History
        • ARGOS-Searcher for Ancient and Medieval References
        • Byzantine and Medieval Sources Sites
        • Mappamundi
        • An online tutorial and commentary by Michael Curschmann
        • Medieval Art and Architecture
        • Images and text are grouped geographically. Site is constantly evolving with additions.
        • Medieval Feminist Index
        • Bibliographic entries, searchable by type of article, geographic region or subject. The search may be slow, but the results are usually worth waiting for.
        • Netserf for Medieval Resources
        • Includes art and architecture sources as well as those for culture, history and a variety of other topics.
        • ORB - On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies
        • An on-going project to provide scholarly chapters, signed by scholars, for medieval studies.
      • Museum Studies and Arts Management
        • Museum Studies Resources from Vassar
        • Contains links to professional organizations and resources of concern to museum professionals.
        • Museum Studies Bibliography
        • Go to the Research/Bibliography Catalog, then move down (quite a ways) to Museum Studies Bibliography
      • Museums and Art Galleries
        • International Schedules of Exhibitions
        • For faster searching, select SENZA to view without frames. Originates from Italy, but knowledge of Italian is not essential to use.
        • World Wide Art Resources Museum Listings
        • Museums Around the World
        • Artguide
        • A comprehensive listing of museums in Great Britain, searchable by geographic area, name of artist, name of gallery/museum.
        • Frick Art Museum-New York
        • Hermitage
        • Louvre
        • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
        • National Museum of American Art
        • Smithsonian Institution Museums
        • Tate Gallery (London)
        • Site is filled with images of works in the collection and information about those works.
        • Whitney Museum of American Art
        • Links from this site to artists and projects on the Internet.
      • Mythology
        • Bulfinch's Mythology
        • Myths and Legends (World Myths)
      • Online Exhibitions
        • The Chairman Smiles
        • An exhibition of 99 political posters from the Soviet Union, China and Cuba.
        • Library of Congress Exhibits
      • Photography
        • Directory of Photo-Historians
        • George Eastman House
      • Rembrandt Research
        • Rembrandt Research Project
      • Russian Art and Architecture
        • Russian Art Resources compiled at Bucknell University
        • Lily Brochetain Collection of Non-Conformist Russian Art 1960-1980
      • Surrealism and Dada
        • Dada Server
        • Dada Archive (University of Iowa)
        • Futurism
        • Surrealism Server
      • Victorian Art
        • The Arts in Victorian Britain
      • Women and Art
        • Varo Registry of Women Artists
        • WomEnhouse
        • Collaborative multi-authored site that explores the politics of domesticity and gender relations. Participants include artists, art historians, architects, poets, and cultural theorists.
        • Diotima - Women and Gender in the Ancient World
        • National Archives of Women in Architecture
        • An alphabetic listing of women architects.
        • World's Women On-Line