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Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities.


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Archives of American Art

Since 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 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.


Artcyclopedia is a search engine focused on art. The site also includes articles and news in the field of art.


ArtLex defines over 3,600 art terms and includes examples and quotes.

Ask Art

Ask Art is an online database that covers over 185,000 artists and includes biographies, art styles, and a glossary of art terms.

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Art & Design

Links to collections and other resources.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art provides online resources that include "The Collection" and Online tours that showcase artists, themes, and time periods.

See Also: Patricia Fox's Course Link

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