A2 Arts - A group of
artists, named after the main A2 road in South East London
who organize exchange exhibitions with other artist groups and
galleries in Europe and the rest of the world.
Repository of abstract paintings and sculpture.
Library - A growing online collection of high-quality, digital
documentation of works of art from around the world. Cultures and
time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native
American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian
works, along with Japanese and Chinese works.
Anatomy of an
Exhibition - This site features a glimpse behind the scenes
during the planning and construction of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Art Nouveau,1890-1914,
the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on the subject ever
Antarctic Biennale - The Antarctic Biennale Expedition will bring together approximately 100 participants — artists, researchers, and visionaries from all over the world - to explore and to think about a universal cultural future for Antarctica as a model of other 'shared spaces' as Ocean and Outer Space.
Archives of American Art -
One of the world's pre-eminent 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. Its vast holdings include more than 20 million letters,
diaries and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors;
manuscripts of critics and scholars; business and financial records
of museums, galleries, schools, and associations; photographs of
art world figures and events; sketches and sketchbooks; rare
printed material; film, audio and video recordings; and the largest
collection of oral histories anywhere on the subject of art.
Art Basel - Stages
modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami
Beach, and Hong Kong.
Advancing American Art and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy -
In 1946, amid a "Cold War" conflict that emerged between the United
States and the Soviet Union after World War II, the Department of
State embarked on an innovative program of cultural diplomacy. At
the heart of this initiative was a project known as Advancing
American Art. The program called for the acquisition of modernist
paintings by contemporary American artists with the intention of
traveling the art through the Latin American republics, Eastern
Europe, and Asia. Nearly seventy years after the paintings were
first assembled, the organizers of the present exhibition-the Jule Collins Smith Museum of
Fine Art at Auburn University, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at
the University of Oklahoma, and the Georgia Museum of Art at the
University of Georgia-have worked together to give the artists and
the original State Department organizers their due
Art Monaco - Annual
global art show on the French Riviera.
of War, The - WNYC.org presents The Art of
War, an online gallery of listener-submitted original artwork
inspired by the War in Iraq.
Art on the Net - This site offers
artists a place where they can have studios and gallery rooms that
can be accessed via the WWW.
Collection of more than 2,200 of scans of work from over 200
artists, from ancient art to present day.
Artists Forum -
Thematic exhibitions and related programs that provide a forum for
the discussion of ideas informing an artist's work.
ArtMuseum - An
Internet-based museum experience presented by Intel
Hungarian site documenting avant garde art online.
ARTstor- The ARTstor
Library's initial content includes approximately 500,000
images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support a wide range of
pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing
images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups
of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and
delivering presentations both online and offline.
Birds of America - The University of Pittsburgh is fortunate to
own one of the rare, complete sets of John James Audubon's Birds of America. While Audubon was creating Birds of
America, he was also working on a companion publication,
namely, his Ornithological Biography. Both of these sets
were acquired by William M. Darlington in the
mid-nineteenth century and later donated to the library and both
are now available online.
Barbicon: Art -
Photography, design and fine art. London's multi-arts and
Paintings - Made up of paintings from thousands of museums and
other public institutions around the UK. The collection
includes works by some of the greatest painters of the last 700
years, as well as paintings by thousands of lesser known artists.
It offers a remarkable insight into the history, landscape and
culture of the United Kingdom.
Arts and culture from the Middle East. Bidoun's activities
fall in three primary areas: publishing, educational, and
curatorial, including curatorial initiatives, educational programs,
artist commissions, talks, tours, performances, books, an itinerant
library, and an online archive of avant-garde media.
British Museum: Prints and Drawings - American Collection:
Works on Paper, British Satirical Prints, British Watercolours,
Modern Cartoons, Modern Collection, Roman Baroque. Albrecht Duerer,
Henry Moore, J. M. W. Turner, John Sell Cotman, Michelangelo,
Rembrandt, Rubens, William Blake, William Hogarth.
Business of Art:
Evidence from the Art Market - Recognizing their tremendous
potential as research tools for the study of provenance (a work of
art's history of ownership), and the history of aesthetics, taste,
patronage, and collecting, the Getty Research Institute acquires the records of various players in the art market.
Pompidou-Metz - An art centre dedicated to modern and
contemporary art. Its cultural project comprises temporary
exhibitions as well as live performances, films and talks within
its spaces. Ongoing workshops for kids and teens provide insight
into artistic movements and highlight the potential for creativity.
Founding members are the French State, the Centre
Pompidou, the Lorraine Region, the Communaute
d'Agglomeration de Metz Metropole and the City of
Christus Rex et Redemptor
Mundi - Dedicated to the dissemination of information on works
of art preserved in churches, cathedrals and monasteries all over
The - An ongoing web gallery and blog that uses multimedia
artworks to explore weapons, war, civilian casualties and pop
CODART - An
international network for curators of art from the Low Countries.
This website is the best guide to Dutch and Flemish art in museums
worldwide. CODART is its members: currently over 500
curators from more than 300 museums in over 40 countries. Not only
from prestigious institutions such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam,
the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, the Prado in
Madrid, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in
Paris, and the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, but also from
lesser-known collections in Australia, Cuba, Mexico, Poland and
(Corporation of London Library and Art Gallery Electronic) -
25,000 prints and drawings as well as over 1,000 maps from the Print Room of Guildhall Library. The collection is devoted
primarily to London topography and London life from the 15th
Century to the present day. All parts of London are
included, as are the adjoining counties. Approximately 1,000
caricatures are also included.
Applied Arts: Exhibitions - British applied arts. All
disciplines are represented: jewellery in precious and other
materials; fine metalwork; ceramics, both functional and
sculptural; wood; textiles; furniture; glass; bookbinding and
Culture 24 - Latest
news, exhibition reviews, links, event listings and education
resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, archives and
libraries, all in one place.
Art - In 1937, Nazi officials purged German museums of works
the Party considered to be degenerate. From the thousands of works
removed, 650 were chosen for a special exhibit of Entartete
Violence - MoMA has assembled a wide range of design
objects, projects, and concepts that have an ambiguous relationship
with violence, either masking it while at the same time enabling
it; animating it in order to condemn it; or instigating it in order
to prevent it. Almost all were designed after 2001, seen as a
watershed year because it marks four historical shifts in the
modern evolution of violence: the beginning of a permanent War on
Terror; a global shift from symmetrical to asymmetric warfare; the
emergence of nation-building as an alternative to military
supremacy; and the rise of cyberwarfare. The few exceptions-the AK-47, for instance-are archetypal examples of the
entanglement between design and violence in the 20th century.
Additionally, MoMA has invited experts from fields as
diverse as science, philosophy, literature, music, film,
journalism, and politics to respond to selected design objects and
spark a conversation with all readers.
Documenting the Gilded
Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century - The art exhibitions of small galleries, society clubs and
associations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries chronicle
the emergence of New York City as a metropolitan city destined to
be a global center for the international art market. Ephemeral
exhibition checklists, pamphlets and catalogs from this period
document artistic movements, artists of the period, economic
markets, and the social and cultural history of New York City and
the United States. The materials from the collections of the Frick Art Reference Library and the Brooklyn Museum
Libraries and Archives comprise this collection. Spanning the
period from 1875 to 1922, this collection documents the eleven
galleries that played a pivotal role in the history of art and New
Drawing Center, The
(SoHo) - Focusing on the exhibition of drawings, both
historical and contemporary. Established in 1977 to provide
opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to
demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout
history; and to stimulate public dialogue on the issues of art and
American Paintings - Worcester Art Museum collection includes biographies of twenty artists, detailed entries
on fifty-three paintings, and checklist information on twenty-four
additional works. Each of the seventy-seven works is illustrated.
This catalogue encompasses all of the paintings in the museum's
collection that were created prior to 1830 by artists who were
either born or active in America, including works painted abroad by
Edward Hopper House
Art Center - Early Hopper work and memorabilia
is on view in one gallery, while two other galleries feature the
work of emerging and established artists. Lectures, workshops,
concerts, and more take place throughout the year.
Electronic Arts Intermix
(EAI) - Online catalogue of EAI's collection of
artists' video and new media. EAI's collection represents
a broad survey of international media art, from seminal works of
the 1960s to new works by young artists of the 1990s.
Vermeer - Paintings of Vermeer and related links. Johannes Vermeer created luscious canvases of limited
scope: generally women and men in seventeenth-century rooms, but
also occasional outdoor scenes, allegory and religious themes.
Intricate combinations of light, color, proportion and scale
enhance the moods and reality of his subjects.
Europeana - Enables
people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums,
libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes
discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space
where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich
diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.
Explore Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook: Codex Forster I: Five of da Vinci's notebooks, bound into three small volumes, have been in Victoria and Albert Museum's collection since 1876 when they were bequeathed to the Museum by John Forster. Codex Forster I contains both the earliest notebook we hold (from folio 41, about 1487 – 90, Milan) and the latest (up to folio 40, 1505, Florence). Written in Leonardo's famous 'mirror-writing', the subjects explored within range from hydraulic engineering to a treatise on measuring solids.
of Ukiyo-E - A showcases the Library of Congress' spectacular
holdings of JapaneseUkiyo-e (translated as
pictures of the floating, or sorrowful, world). Featured are
selected Ukiyo-e prints, books, and drawings from the
seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries and other related works
from the Library's collections created by Japanese and
Western artists into the twentieth century.
Folkestone Triennial - Each Folkestone Triennial invites artists to engage with the rich cultural history and built environment of the locality, and to exhibit newly commissioned work in public spaces around the town. Around twenty major artworks are commissioned for each Triennial, with eight or ten remaining in place permanently.
Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library - Includes masterpieces of European painting, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world), superb eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelain, old master and nineteenth-century works on paper, Limoges enamels, and other works of remarkable quality.
Gallery of Lost Art,
The - From the Tate, ann onnline exhibition
that tells the stories of artworks that have disappeared.
Destroyed, stolen, discarded, rejected, erased, ephemeral - some of
the most significant artworks ot the last 100 years that can no
longer be seen.
Expressionism - Images, information, and resources related to German Expressionism, an artistic movement that dominated
German avant-garde painting of the early 20th century.
Collection - In 1978 the noted late Swiss collector, Dr. Oscar
Ghez, presented the University of Haifa with 137 works of art by 18
artists who perished in the Holocaust. Founder and president of the Petit Palais Museum in Geneva, Oscar Ghez de Castelnuovo
had been collecting art since 1945, and his collection represents
most European art movements and schools from the late nineteenth
and early twentieth centuries.
Project - Explore museums from around the world, discover and
view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even
create and share your own collection of masterpieces. Some of
the partners in the project:
Biennial - Takes place in Havana, Cuba every two years, and
principally aims at promoting the Third World contemporary
Illegal Art: Freedom of
Expression in the Corporate Age - Celebrates what is rapidly
becoming the "degenerate art" of a corporate age: art and ideas on
the legal fringes of intellectual property. Some of the pieces in
the show have eluded lawyers; others have had to appear in
Labor Arts - A virtual
museum designed to gather, identify and display examples of the
cultural and artistic history of working people and to celebrate
the trade union movement's contributions to that history.
Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection - World-renowned
collection of English caricatures and political satirical prints
from the late-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries.
Material is added regularly, with coming additions of works by
Bunbury; drawings by Woodward, Gillray, Rowlandson and Newton,
among others; and non-satirical prints. Further works to be added
include prints, drawings, and watercolors related to Horace
Walpole's collection and house at Strawberry Hill.
Center for American Art - An open study/storage facility
displaying over thirty-five hundred objects from the collections of
the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Center occupies three floors of the Museum's north wing.
MoMA PS1 - Long Island City, NY. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. MoMA PS1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 include artists' retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.
Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) - Barcelona, Spain. The Collection starts with the materic abstraction of the
fifties and follows the evolution of European pop, the avant-gardes
of the sixties and seventies, the centrality of the word and poetic
experience and the return of photographic figurative
representation, and anti-minimalist sculpture in the eighties,
before reaching today's younger artists. It brings together works
by Catalan, Spanish and international artists, particularly from
South America and Eastern Europe, and has more recently started to
include works by artists from North Africa, the Middle East and the
Hundreds of images of paintings that never before available online.
For example, this website has the largest online collection of Grant Wood and Edward Hopper art available on the
entire Internet. Much of the information on items that are owned by
specific museums comes from the museums themselves.
Artists - Promotes the development of con- temporary artists by
providing prestigious exhibition op- portunities. Produces four
major exhibitions a year. Has an open submission policy.
Olga's Gallery -
Dedicated to the works of the artists all over the world. Hundreds
of artists, high-quality images.
Standard Time (Getty Foundation) - Pacific Standard
Time began a decade ago as a joint initiative between the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute to recover the historical record of art in Southern California.
Over the past several years, it has grown into a region-wide
collaboration, culminating in a series of exhibitions across
Southern California at more than 60 cultural institutions. Learn more about this initiative.
Park Bench -
Performances sponsored by the New York University Center for
Collection - Henry Pearlman (1895-1974), was a lifelong
resident of New York City and primary collector of
post-impressionist artwork. Over three decades, Pearlman acquired
works by Soutine, Modigliani, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Manet,
Matisse, and Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as lesser-known artists
with modernist visions. In the early 1950s, Pearlman began
collecting Cezanne watercolors. These paintings would become the
cornerstone of his collection and today form one of the most
exceptional groupings of the artist's work in this medium. Pearlman
died in 1974, and Rose managed the collection until her death in
1994. From the mid-1970s, the Pearlman Collection has been on loan
to the Princeton
University Art Museum, where it is seen and studied by
visitors, scholars and students.
Black - An introduction to the exhibition Rhapsodies in
Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance, curated by David A.
Bailey and Richard J. Powell and organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in collaboration with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA).
Rhizome - Supports the
creation, presentation, and preservation of contemporary art that
uses new technologies in significant ways. Its programs, many of
which happen online, include commissions, exhibitions, events,
discussion, archives and portfolios.
Rijksstudio - A trove of 120,000 digital images from the Rijksmuseum's 1
million-object collection are available for online viewing.
Ruskin Art Gallery - Visit the Ruskin Art Gallery on
Tudor Square, Sheffield, England, and discover the collection of
the famous Victorain artist and writer John
Sadie Coles - London,
England. Past exhibits include David Korty, Don Brown, Victoria
Morton, Carl Andre, Raymond Pettibon, Jeff Burton, Andreas
Slominski, John Currin, Wilhelm Sasnal, T.J. Wilcox, Richard
Prince, Andy Warhol, Urs Fischer, JP Munro.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Arts - Combines modern Western art with fine and applied arts
from Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, Asia, Egypt, medieval
Europe and the ancient Mediterranean.
Verbund - Established in 2004 as a corporate collection with a
contemporary, international orientation.
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - One of Europe's most renowned exhibition institutions. Since
1986, more than 180 exhibitions have been realized, among them
major surveys dedicated to Vienna Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Dada,
Surrealism, Women Impressionists and the History of Photography, to
subjects like shopping and the relationship between art and
consumerism, the visual art of the Stalin era, the Nazarenes, or
the new Romanticism in present-day art. Artists such as Wassily
Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Frida Kahlo, Bill
Viola, Arnold Schonberg, Henri Matisse, Julian Schnabel, James Lee
Byars, Yves Klein, and Carsten Nicolai were presented in
comprehensive solo shows.
of the View - A collaboration organized by the Walker Art
Center with the Davis Museum and Cultural Center,
Wellesley College, San Jose Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for
the Arts, Ohio State University, and Rhizome, this site
presents a 6-month series of curated online exhibitions and invited
responses, which pair a museum artwork or activity with a virtual
American Collection - PBS series in which art critic
Sister Wendy Beckett explores the riches of six of America's greatest museums: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts,
Forth Worth's Kimbell Art Museum, New York's Metropolitan Museum of
Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of
Chicago, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
SITO - An open art archive
providing a space online for artists to publish their visuals.
Souls Grown Deep
Foundation - Committed to raising public awareness of
African-American vernacular art of the South through publications,
exhibitions, films, music, lectures, educational workshops, and
The National Gallery - Supplies colour or black and white
images of all paintings in the collection of the National Gallery,
for reproduction or for private use.
State Hermitage, The
- St. Petersberg - Put together over 2 1/2 centuries, the over
3,000,000 items in the Hermitage collections present the
development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to
the 20th century - and the Museum is creating a digital
self-portrait of these works to be displayed around the world.
Taoism and the Arts of
China - The exhibition includes paintings, calligraphy,
sculpture, porcelain, lacquer, and ritual robes and implements from
museums and private collections in the United States, Europe,
Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. These items date from the Warring States period to the Qing dynasty and
demonstrate the development of Taoism and Taoist art from its
earliest precedents to its "renaissance" in the late imperial
Tate Collection - Tate
holds the national collections of British Art and of international
modern art. Tate's Collection consists of over 65,000
works of art encompassing the national collection of historic
British art from 1500, and the national collection of international
modern art. All works can be found on this site, each with its own
Museum - The Techno-Impressionist Museum hosts the
world's largest collection of Techno-Impressionist art,
from the earliest known works to the present.
Alfred Jarry and the Graphic Arts - An exhibition on view at
the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, from
April 11 - May 31, 1998. The exhibition includes prints and books
by or edited by the French playwright, Alfred Jarry. Today
Jarry is remembered almost exclusively as an author, especially of
his notorious play, Ubu Roi. However, as this exhibition
seeks to demonstrate, Jarry was also very involved in the world of
printed images. He made woodcuts and drawings to ornament his own
books, and he was involved with two periodicals (L'Ymagier and
Perhinderion) that sought to assemble a broad spectrum of printed
art, much of it of anonymous or popular production and generally of
a devotional nature.
Leonardo - A programme aimed at deepening our understanding of
Leonardo da Vinci through a series of European exhibitions (2006),
scientific research and web-based resources. Leonardo occupies a
unique place in human endeavour. Universal Leonardo is a highly
innovative project that aims to radically extend public
understanding and appreciation of the deep unity and extraordinary
diversity of Leonardo da Vinci's work in all his fields of
Video Data Bank (VDB) -
Founded in 1976 at the inception of the media arts movement, the Video Data Bank is the leading resource in the United
States for videotapes by and about contemporary artists. The VDB collections feature innovative video work made by
artists from an aesthetic, political or personal point of view. The
collections include seminal works that, seen as a whole, describe
the development of video as an art form originating in the late
1960's and continuing to the present.
Japanese Prints - Ukiyo-e, Shin Hanga, Sosaku Hanga,
and selected topics. Designed and written by John
Visual Arts Data Service
(VADS) - A searchable on-line archive of digital resources for
use by the visual arts community, especially higher education, for
teaching, learning and research. Numerous arts, design, and fashion
collections are already online.
Research Centre: Centrespace - Flexible space employed in a
multitude of ways from testing and exploring working practices,
conducting seminars, to staging innovative exhibitions and events.
Previous international exhibitions include the UK premiere of Nigel
Johnson's acclaimed Firefly; the realisation of de Moll &
Delbrugge web-based How do you feel? and Tik Tak Tok - a
collaborative project with Skopje Museum of Contemporary Art, and
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
Walters Art Museum - A
public art museum located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
Its permanent collection includes more than 22,000 objects ranging
from ancient art from around the world including pieces from Egypt,
Rome and Greece. Other periods include Medieval, Renaissance,
paintings up to the 19th-century, Chinese ceramics and bronzes and
Art Deco decorative arts. Images being contributed to Wikimedia
Commons, over 20,000, showcase these objects, taken by professional object
Web Gallery of Art -
A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and
sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods
(1100-1850), currently containing over 15.400 reproductions.
Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available.
Guided tours, free postcard and other services are provided for the
WikiPaintings - A
project attemmpting to create an online repository of fine
Treasures - Collection based on the work of over 100,000 slides
belonging to the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation.
Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and European art.
Paintings - BBC website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories
behind the paintings, and where to see them. It is made up of
paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions
around the country.
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