Art of the First Cities - This Web site is designed to complement "Art of the First Cities," on view at the Metropolitan Museum through August 17, 2003. The landmark exhibition surveys the flourishing of the world's earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia and surrounding regions stretching from the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean across Iran and Central Asia to the Indus Valley during one of the most seminal and creative periods in history.
ArtDaily - Valuable resource for current information on the art world. Features a series of timely stories covering a variety of art-related news and events internationally.
Art on the Web - Extensive directory of art sites organized by historical time periods. Covers art therapy, conservation, iconography, professional associations, and women artists.
ArtLex - Art dictionary with over 1,700 terms relating to all aspects of the visual arts, intended to be used by anyone interested or involved in the arts. Links art vocabulary to other Web sites. Provides images of works of art and quotations.
AskART - Site maintains a database on 25,000 American artists spanning the 16th to the 21st centuries. Information on the artists includes dates, states, methods, biographies, subjects for which best known, a decade by decade breakdown of 20th century literature in which they are referenced, and total number of auction lots sold and unsold of their works.
Digital Archive of Art - collection of images of paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries and sculpture from the ancient Greek period, the Renaissance, and the 19th and 20th centuries. Artists represented include Michelangelo, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, Seraut, Van Gogh, Rodin, Daumier, Munch, Arp, Duchamp, Ernst, and many others.
The Getty Museum - Site offers nearly 54,000 pages related to works of art and professional reports in conservation and art history. The heart of the site is the Explore Art section, which includes 3,300 works of art, 1,500 artist biographies, 1,500 glossary definitions, over 200 video clips, online exhibitions, and more.
Renaissance Exhibit - from the Annenberg/CPB Collection. "Renaissance," French for "rebirth," aptly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the Fourteenth through the Sixteenth centuries.
Sculptor.Org - comprehensive resource for sculptors in all media. There are links for tools and supplies, sculpting tips, schools, biographies, sculpture in museums and public places, associations, services, events, bibliographies, and more.
Smithsonian Institution's HistoryWired - Welcome to the Smithsonian Institution's HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things. This experimental site introduces visitors to some of the three million objects held by the National Museum of American History, Behring Center.
Tate Gallery - This museum contains the national collection of British art from the 16th century to the present, as well as the national collection of international modern art. Approximately 8000 images of the museum's holdings are available for view along with the descriptive text found by the works when they are displayed in the physical gallery.
The Vore - "The best of international culture online."
Web of Arts - site consists of links to arts related sites for art lovers, artists and students.
Web Gallery of Art - This Website "contains over 8,000 digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1150 and 1750" supplemented with commentary on their technique and history.
Web Museum - THE place on the web for all art buffs. Includes tours of renown museums around the world plus updates on the latest exhibits. Exploration of art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century with a concentration on the paintings from the Western tradition and a few samples of Japanese work. Provides overviews of the life and work of numerous artists; an outline of major Western art styles, with discussion of the characteristics and artists involved in each; and a glossary of art movements.