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ARTS AND CULTURE



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  1. Allen Memorial Art Museum - Oberlin College
  2. American Ballet Theatre
  3. American Museum of Natural History
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Art Institute of Chicago
  7. Art on the Net
  8. Atlas Obscura: Unusual Monuments in the United States - "Discover 202 unusual monuments in the United States."
  9. Art on the Web - Extensive directory of art sites organized by historical time periods. Covers art therapy, conservation, iconography, professional associations, and women artists.
  10. 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.
  11. Arts Journal: The Daily Digest of Arts & Cultural Journalism - Edited by Douglas McLennan, formerly an arts columnist and artsmreporter with theSeattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Weekly, Arts Journal is a daily digest of some of the best online arts and cultural journalism.
  12. Artlink
  13. ArtsUsa
  14. ArtSource
  15. 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.
  16. Andy Warhol Museum
  17. Butler Institute of American Art, The
  18. Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer - "Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help us make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. Join 19,910 "volunpeers" to add more to the total 553,328 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed since June 2013."
  19. Census Bureau: Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 23, 2017 - In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.
  20. Canadian Museum of Civilization
  21. Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou
  22. Cezanne
  23. Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
  24. Chinese New Year - Discover the traditions and taboos, dishes and drinks that are part of China's most important holiday, the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival.
  25. Children's Museum of Indianapolis - "World's largest children's museum dating back to 1925"
  26. Chinese New Year 2020: 21 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year - "Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over. Here are 21 interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about Chinese New Year."
  27. Christus Res - "Top 100 Web Sites - PC Magazine"
  28. Chrysler Museum of Art
  29. Communication Arts
  30. Cleveland Museum of Art


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  1. Dreamscope - "Dreamscope turns your photos into amazing paintings! Go from photo to art in just one tap. Upload a photo, choose a painting filter, and magically turn it into fine art."
  2. Dale Chihuly Home Page
  3. Davis Museum and Cultural Center
  4. Detroit Institute of Arts
  5. Dia Center for the Arts
  6. 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.
  7. Diva Art Group - "We sell original artwork, fine art, paintings, sculptures, limited edition authentic art from some of the famous creators of their times. Buy and sell art with Divart, since1993."
  8. George Eastman House -- Museum of Photography and Film
  9. Electric Gallery, The
  10. Encyclopedia Smithsonian - Home page.
  11. Escher, M.C, The World of
  12. Exploratorium
  13. Expo - WWW exhibit organization
  14. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco - "With 60,000 works on paper our Imagebase is currently the largest searchable art imagebase in the world."
  15. Franklin Institute Science Museum - Electronically tour the museum's exhibits and access resources.


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  1. Google Arts and Culture: Iconic Sites and Landmarks - Tour famous sites and landmarks from around the world in the comfort of your own home. Explore iconic sites from every angle, step inside must-see museums around the world, look up and discover spectacular architectures and view amazing natural wonders.
  2. Google Cultural Institute - With a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide.
  3. Gauguin, Paul
  4. Google Shadow Art - "Shadow Art is a web browser-based game that lets you experience AI and shadow puppetry in a playful way."
  5. Google Santa Tracker - Use Google Santa Tracker to follow Santa Claus on Google Maps as he makes his journey around the world.
  6. Getty Museum, The - 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.
  7. Guggenheim Museum of Art, The
  8. How Christmas Works - For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site.
  9. Hunterian Museum
  10. How Valentine's Day Works - When did the Valentine's Day frenzy begin? As is true of much of history, scholars tell slightly different versions of the history of this popular holiday. This HowStuffWorks ariticle looks at that history, with its Roman and Christian roots, as well as holiday traditions that have developed over the years. The site also checks out some old valentines and some new ones.
  11. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum - displays a comprehensive collection of artwork by this sculptor (1904-1988) in a tranquil setting created by the artist.
  12. Illinois State Museum
  13. Internet for the Fine Arts - A comprehensive network of artists, galleries, museums, organizations, and resources relating to the fine arts.


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  1. Juilliard School - official site of the school of the performing arts.
  2. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology - Univ. of Michigan
  3. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design - includes images from their Georgia O'Keefe exhibit.
  4. John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts, The
  5. Kitchen, The - "The Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance, Performance, Film and Literature
  6. Knoxville Museum of Art
  7. Laserium Home Page
  8. Leonardo da Vinci Museum
  9. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - mostly (Mozart) information about Festival '96, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, and getting tickets to it all.
  10. Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  11. Louvre Museum
  12. Mariner's Museum
  13. Medieval Art and Architecture - collection of architectural images from the Middle Ages. Included for many of the buildings is a map of its location, a floor plan, photos, and a brief description.
  14. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  15. MIT Museum
  16. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The
  17. Montshire Museum of Science
  18. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,
  19. Museum of the City of New York
  20. Museum of Modern Art
  21. Museum Views - Take a virtual tour of the some of the world's greatest museums and heritage sites. Virtual tour.


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  1. National Air and Space Museum
  2. National Endowment for the Arts
  3. National Endowment for the Humanities
  4. National Gallery of Art - search for information on the more than 100,000 works in the collection.
  5. National Gallery of Canada
  6. National Geographic: Top 10 Things to Know About the Day of the Dead - Learn all about this celebration of life and death popular all over Latin America from where it originated to how they celebrate today.
  7. National Museum of American Art, The
  8. National Portrait Gallery
  9. New York Botanical Garden
  10. Newseum - a D.C.-area museum that "will take visitors behind the scenes to see and experience how and why news is made."
  11. Open Culture - Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.
  12. Old Farmer's almanac, The - Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival celebrated in November or December each year. Learn about Hanukkah traditions, history and recipes for this celebrated holiday.
  13. On-Line Picasso Project
  14. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  15. Picasso - the official site
  16. Portland Art Museum


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  1. Remembering Nagasaki
  2. 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.
  3. Royal Ontario Museum
  4. Shuffle - Shuffle makes it easy to turn long audio into short video clips so you can share and discuss the best parts of your favorite shows.
  5. San Diego Aerospace Museum
  6. San Diego Museum Of Art
  7. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  8. Science Museum of Minnesota
  9. 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.
  10. Smithsonian Institution Home Page
  11. 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.
  12. Smithsonian Open Access - With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.


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  1. 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.
  2. The Holiday Spot - "Easter is a religious Christian festival that is celebrated by Christians worldwide. In fact, due to the lively appeal of the festival, even some non Christians celebrate it. Here we give an account of how Easter is celebrated in different parts of the world."
  3. The Moth - The Moth is dedicated to promoting the art & craft of storytelling. The Moth's stories are true, first-person narratives told live, and without notes in front of them.
  4. The Vore - "The best of international culture online."
  5. UC Museum of Paleontology
  6. Victoria and Albert Museum - home to 145 galleries containing some of the world's greatest collections of fine arts.
  7. Virtual Museums - Explore the world's museums, virtually. Take a trip through the world's best virtual museums & galleries, all without leaving the house.
  8. Van Gogh Gallery - "The definitive reference for Vincent van Gogh, his biography, his complete works, paintings, drawings and watercolors. Starry Night, Irises, and Sunflowers."
  9. Vincent van Gogh Gallery
  10. Van Gogh Museum - The Van Gogh Museum is located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.
  11. Versailles - Official Site - A virtual tour of the magnificent chateau commissioned by the Sun King himself, Louis XIV. Stroll the gardens, saunter through dining hall, or amble along the veranda.
  12. University of Michigan Museum of Art


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  1. Web of Arts - site consists of links to arts related sites for art lovers, artists and students.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Whitney Museum of American Art
  5. WHERE TO WATCH BROADWAY ONLINE: THE THEATER LOVER’S GUIDE TO STREAMING - with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and BroadwayHD, there is a wealth of theatrical resources available where you can find live recordings of original productions from Broadway and beyond.






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