Art

Art on Film

View one of the hundreds of streaming films on “Art & Architecture” in our FilmsOnDemand research database. 

 

Scholarly Resources

Art is also covered in our Interdisciplinary databases. Some biographical material on artists may be found in the literary databases.

  • ProQuest The Arts This resource includes publications on the arts. Topic coverage includes Music, Theatre, Film, TV, Dance, Architecture, Art, and Design. ProQuest The Arts This resource includes publications on the arts. Topic coverage includes Music, Theatre, Film, TV, Dance, Architecture, Art, and Design.
  • Gale Artemis Literary Sources Full Text. Literary criticism, biographies of authors, composers, and artists. Via Gale. Gale Artemis Literary Sources Full Text. Literary criticism, biographies of authors, composers, and artists. Via Gale.

  • Smithsonian iconArchives 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”.

    Research Topics in Art
    Categorizing your research into topics can help you find what you want quickly. The more narrow your topic, the more exact your search results will become.

    Techniques or Materials in Art: Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Illustration, Mosaic, Performance, Plastics, Glass, Graffiti

    Genres or Movements in Art: Modernism, Impressionism, Cubism, Avante-Garde, Hyperrealism, Art Nouveau, Earth Art

    Styles or Periods in Art: Renaissance, Hellenistic, Medieval, Baroque, Byzantine, Gothic, Ancient Greek, Romantic

    Print Magazines

    Browse & read in the library! Title include ARTnews, Art in America & Woman’s Art Journal

     

     

     

    Call Numbers & Subject Headings

    N You can browse the Fine Arts in the stacks using the following sections:
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    Online Book Collections

    Credo Reference LogoCredo: Art & Leisure
    Read from one of the many of the full-text eBooks available from Credo Reference.

     

    Met Museum LogoMetPublications
    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

    smarthistory logoSmarthistory
    Multimedia web-book about art and art history

    Timeline of Art History – From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Mother of All Art & Art History Resources

    Art History Resources – Christopher Witcombe

     

    Learn Art Techniques

    Universal Principles of Art : 100 Key Concepts for Understanding, Analyzing, and Practicing Art (via EBSCO eBooks)

    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

  • ARTstor Images – art, architecture, photography. ARTstor Images – art, architecture, photography.
  • CAMIO ‘Catalog of Art Museum Images Online’ CAMIO ‘Catalog of Art Museum Images Online’
  • 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.

    Logo Met MuseumMetropolitan 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.

     

    MoMA: The Collection
    The Museum of Modern Art’s evolving collection contains almost 200,000 works of modern and contemporary art by over 10,000 artists. 65,000 works are available online.

    Yale Center for British Art
    Contains 22000 digital images focused on the study of British art and culture.

    NYPL Digital CollectionNew York Public Library Digital Collections
    High quality archival images from a wide variety of topics. Reusable images can be found in their public domain collection.

    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.

    Europeana
    Includes images from Europe’s museums.