Virtual Library Museums
find that this site has it all, including links to museums
worldwide. From the massive State
Hermitage Museum in Russia, to the humbler, but no less
International Museum of Toilets in India!
web site can be used to explore galleries worldwide, by
country and region. This is a useful resource if you're
planning a vacation and want to preview the local art scene.
Paul Getty Museum at The Getty Center, Los Angeles
web site demonstrates the future of how museums and their
surrounding communities can come together to create an exciting
learning environment. Unlike most museums, the Getty never
lacks funding. As a result, the J. Paul Getty Museum and
its web site are a great example of vision and taste.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
unique feature of this web site is the vast amount of art
available for viewing. Most museums have only a small portion
of their collections online--this site has higher aspirations.
At present, 50% of its collection is available to the public,
and its goal is to get 100% available in the future!
extremely comprehensive site that has compiled an index
of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites,
image archives, and other online resources. Artcyclopedia
now has 1200 arts sites, and offers more than 32,000 links
to an estimated 100,000 works by 7,500 renowned artists.
can perform searches by artist name, title, of a work of
art, art museum, movement, medium, and more!
web site is described as a "visual arts dictionary." It
includes 3,100 definitions for art terminology. It also
contains illustrations, pronunciations and quotes. We believe
this is one of the best sites of its kind on the Internet.
History Resources on the Web
could get lost on this site for days! A top art history
education site with links to all art movements as well as
research resources. Students will find this site particularly
General Arts Degrees & Resources
This site is hosted by AcademicInfo.net
who provide educational resources and subject guides for
a variety of academic fields of study. Included are links
for research, museums, and online art news.
Disclaimer: The primary focus of
AcademicInfo.net is to provide information about online
art degrees (located at the end of the link) and not endorsed
by Art a GoGo.
Vasari's 'The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors
Vasari (1511-74) is credited with writing the first contemporary
biographies of some of the most important artists of the
Italian Renaissance including Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo,
and Leonardo da Vinci. In
addition to providing quoted excerpts from the text, the
site also offers examples of each artist's work.
Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History
is probably the best researched art site available on the
Internet today. The Met describes their site as: "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. The Museum's curatorial, conservation,
and education staff—perhaps the largest single core of art
experts anywhere in the world—research and write the Timeline,
which is an invaluable reference and research tool for students,
educators, scholars, and anyone interested in the study
of art history and related subjects. First launched in 2000,
the Timeline now extends from prehistory to 1600 A.D., and
will continue to expand in scope and depth. The Timeline
will span art history up to the present day by the fall
of Bad Art
web site after you have spent a lot of time looking at the
"good stuff." MOBA has stated its purpose as "the collection,
exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms
and in all its glory."
Historians' Guide to the Movies
to know what know-it-all art historians have to say about
the use of art and architecture in the movies? Then check
out this web site. A good example is Jonathan Ross' comments
about the Picasso that Kate Winslet brought onboard the
Titanic. Hint: If that painting sunk, then what's hanging
in the MoMA?
of Online Museums
this site you will find links to traditional museums and
exhibitions but you will also have fun exploring some eclectic
sites such as Manhole Covers of the World, The Grocery List
Collection, or The Museum of Useful Things.