Art on FilmView one of the hundreds of streaming films on “Art & Architecture” in our FilmsOnDemand research database.
Art is also covered in our Interdisciplinary databases. Some biographical material on artists may be found in the literary databases.
Archives of American Art (The Smithsonian Institution)
A “resource center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America”.
Browse & read in the library! Title include ARTnews, Art in America & Woman’s Art Journal
Call Numbers & Subject HeadingsN You can browse the Fine Arts in the stacks using the following sections:
Online Book Collections
Credo: Art & Leisure
Read from one of the many of the full-text eBooks available from Credo Reference.
Metropolitan Museum’s site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.”
Learn Art History
Multimedia web-book about art and art history
Timeline of Art History – From the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art History Resources – Christopher Witcombe
Learn Art Techniques
Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (print Reference N 8510 .G76 2008)
Artists’ techniques & Materials (print Stacks N 7430 .F8413 2006 )
The Joy of Painting Season 1
From Bob Ross & PBS
Digital Collections / Art Museums
ArtsWA: My Public Art Portal
Search Washington State’s collection of public art.
Guggenhein “Collection Online”
Featuring nearly 1600 artworks by more than 575 artists.
Metropolitan Museum of Art “The Collection Online”
Browse by Artist/Creator or Object Type/Material in their over 400,000 item collection of digital art images.
Yale Center for British Art
Contains 22000 digital images focused on the study of British art and culture.
WikiArt: Visual Art Encyclopedia
Browse by artist, style, genre or technique. An ongoing project to create a free online repository of art images.
Google Art Project
Google’s “collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.”
Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)
An online visual arts resource created by the Farnham Campus of the University for the Creative Arts.
Web Gallery of Art
A virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts from 11th to 19th centuries.
Getty Open Images
Images of works in the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.
National Gallery of Art
This repository of digital images documenting the National Gallery of Art collections allows users to search, browse, share, and download images believed to be in the public domain. More than 20,000 open access digital images up to 3000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.
Smithsonian Institution Collections Search
Search archival, print and digital content.
Includes images from Europe’s museums.