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upArt Databases, Galleries, Museums, and Publications
The links below, in alphabetical order, will lead you to the most widely known art databases, galleries, museums, and publications in North Carolina, the United States, and abroad.
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of ArtOne of the Midwest's finest American art museums is in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Albrecht-Kemper is home to an extraordinary group of colonial portraits, rich holdings of American landscapes as well as distinguished examples of American Impressionism and post-Impressionist artists of the Boston School. The museum also features work by important 20th century artists and a growing contemporary collection.
Andy Warhol Museum"The Andy Warhol Museum is essential to the understanding of the most influential American artist of the second half of the 20th century. It is also a primary resource for anyone who wishes to gain insights into contemporary art and popular culture."
ArtchiveMark Harden's Artchive provides hundreds of the most outstanding reproductions of paintings, drawings, and sculpture of the most famous artists from prehistoric times to the late 20th Century. The website provides easy-to-use search devices and provides critical reviews of art and artists, including their historical and biographical context. The Artchive provides more than 2,000 scans from over 200 different artists. Another valuable section of the website is reviews of art on CD-ROM. Artchive also provides links to the best art sites online: artists, museums, and art resources.
Art Institute of ChicagoThe Art Institute of Chicago provides links to both the school and the museum, one of the world's largest collections of European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries.
artnet.comArtnet.com publishes online ARTNET Magazine and provides THE ART SEARCH ENGINE and links to galleries and online art stores.
Art Renewal Center"The largest on-line Museum on the internet. A work in progress, steadily expanding with thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculpture in history, the Art Renewal Center is building an encyclopedic collection of essays, biographies and articles by top scholars in the field."
ARTSTAR.comRead the online bi-monthly ARTSTAR Magazine and connect to "over 30,000 art Web sites" through the search engine. Here you will find daily art news, galleries, book store, and art for sale, including posters.
Blue Spiral 1The Blue Spiral 1 art gallery in Asheville, NC, features contemporary fine art and craft by artists of the Southeastern United States.
Brooklyn Museum of ArtThe Brooklyn Museum's collection of Painting and Sculpture includes European and American works from the 14th century to the present day. The collection of American paintings is considered one of the finest in the United States.
Cameron Art MuseumThe Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, located in Wilmington, NC, is the only institution in the United States dedicated primarily to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the art of North Carolina.
Cantor Foundation (Rodin Sculpture)The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation has donated more than 450 Rodin sculptures to museums throughout the world. This site provides an extensively illustrated biography of Rodin and gallery of his works.
Cave of Lascaux"Created by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, this fine Website focuses on the prehistoric artwork of the famous cave at Lascaux." Beautiful graphics - a virtual tour of the famous pre-historic cave.
CGFACarol Gerten's Fine Art Website displays reproductions of paintings and drawings by hundreds of the world's most famous artists. You can search by artist, country, or time period.
Corcoran Museum of Art/School of ArtThe Corcoran Museum of Art and School of Art in Washington, DC is the largest non-federal museum of art in Washington.
Digital Bayeux Tapestry"Bayeux Digital Facsimile - a scrolling series of panels of the tapestry which is actually 200 feet long. Includes Latin transcription, English translation and introductory commentary."
Electric Gallery: Jazz & Blues Wing - Exhibit by PainterThe Electric Gallery provides for your viewing pleasure "a superlative collection of original art which interprets the American experience of jazz and blues."
Eyes on ArtLearning activities for students using online art, Eyes on Art is an interactive site designed to help you develop new ways of seeing and reflecting on what you see. Much of communication in schools is through words, but through the images and experiences on this site (along with some words) you will learn to connect to the world with your eyes.
GUILD.COMA 5,000 piece collection of orginal art for sale.
Farnsworth Art MuseumThe Farnsworth Art Museum in the seacoast village of Rockland, Maine, maintains The Wyeth Center, one of the finest collections of the paintings of the Wyeth family: N.C., Andrew, and Jaime.
Getty MuseumThe J. Paul Getty Museum offers a wide range of public programs, including lectures, classes, films, and performances. The Museum has two locations: the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, which houses the collections of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, and decorative arts, and European and American photographs; and the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu, which will house the collection of classical antiquities.
Greenville Museum of ArtLocated in Greenville, NC, the Greenville Museum of Art represents late 19th and 20th century American visual art: paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The Collection emphasizes significant achievement in American art and includes works by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Stewart Curry, and Louise Nevelson. North Carolina art and artists play an important role in the collection, including the largest permanent public display of Jugtown Pottery in eastern North Carolina and the complete portfolio of etchings by Louis Orr depicting North Carolina landmarks. Recognized North Carolina artists such as George Bireline, Sarah Blakeslee, Maud Gatewood, Claude Howell, Philip Moose and Francis Speight are represented in the Collection.
Guggenheim The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City contains a fabulous collection of modern and contemporary art. The website provides virtual tours through current and archive museum shows.
Guggenheim Museum BilbaoThe long awaited new Guggenheim gallery in Bilbao, Spain, is one of the most unusual buildings. The site provides a tour of the building, designed by Frank Gehry, and its collection.
Hermitage MuseumExperience Russia's celebrated art museum online.
High Museum of ArtThe online site of The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, includes images of contemporary art; 19th and 20th century furniture; American and European painting; African art; folk art, and photography.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenThe Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capital in Washington, DC, is an outstanding display of sculpture and paintings, mostly modern.
History of Photography WebsiteA history of photography from its beginnings until the 1920s told by Dr. Robert Leggat, MA, M.Ed, author of Photography in School: A Guide for Teachers.
Internet for the Fine Arts"IFA is an international on-line community and network of artists, galleries, museums, and resources for the fine arts. 'IFA' is continually changing to reflect the emergence of new art related resources on the Internet."
Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of Boston, MA, is devoted to paintings, sculpture, and architecture. The online gallery displays examples from the permanent collection and current exhibitions.
LACMAThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This site has an excellent exhibition of the art of The Harlem Renaissance, one of the most important periods in American art, music, and literature.
Lindisfarne Gospels"A masterpiece of book production and a historic and artistic document of the first rank."
Metropolitan Museum of ArtThis tour will connect you to "one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works of art—several hundred thousand of which are on view at any given time—spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present."
Minneapolis Institute of ArtsThe Minneapolis Institute of Arts provides an online exhibit that traces the course of America's development, from Gilbert Stuart's portrait bust of George Washington to a Georgia O'Keeffe painting of the desert Southwest. Paintings of local Minnesota scenes like Hennepin Avenue and St. Anthony Falls are also on view.
MoMAThe Museum of Modern Art site provides onlines galleries of its collection of modern art, architecture, drawings, painting, sculpture, film, and video. The site also provides online research.
Musee RodinParisian museum with biographical material, including photographs. Also includes tourist information
Museo Picasso VirtualThis interactive Website contains an illustrated tour of Picasso's life, reproductions of paintings, biographical and critical articles, and extensive links to other Picasso Websites.
Museum of Bad ArtThe Museum of Bad Art is a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory.
National Gallery of Art"The National Gallery of Art houses one of the finest collections in the world illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present. Search the collection by specific artist, title, or a combination of criteria. Tour the collection by medium and school, or choose a foreign language gallery guide (PDF format) for your visit. In-depth studies focus on artists and works of art."
National Library of Australia (Art)Searchable collection of 13,000 images (watercolors, paintings, drawings, prints and photos)
National Portrait GallerySearch the collection records of the permanent and study collections of the National Portrait Gallery (approximately 10,000 records) or search the research records of the Catalog of American Portraits (approximately 65,000 records).
North Carolina Museum of ArtTake a field trip to Raleigh to the North Carolina Museum of Art and view its collection of Ancient Egyptian, Classical Greek and Roman, European from medieval through nineteenth century, American, Judaic, African, ancient American, Oceanic, and twentieth century art.
North Carolina Pottery CenterThe North Carolina Pottery Center promotes public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950sThis site focuses on painters and poets after World War II who brought a new consciousness to contemporary life.
Rodin MuseumAdministered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Web site provides an interesting discussion on the conservation of Rodin's The Thinker.
Ron RosenstockCollection of beautiful black and white nature photographs
Smithsonian: Art, Design, and CraftsThis site provides links to all the art museums hosted by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Smithsonian InstitutionThis site provides links to all the resources of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
Smithsonian Institution Research Information SystemThe Freer Gallery of Art Library is available for Internet research from the Smithsonian Institution.
Whitney Museum of American ArtDirector Maxwell Anderson says, "Since its founding in 1930, the Whitney has been a museum that is committed to the advocacy of contemporary American art and determined to engage a wide public in the art of the present as well as the art of the past century."
Web Gallery of Art"Virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts (painting, sculpture) of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1750), containing over 8,000 reproductions. Biographies, commentaries, guided tours, free postcard service are available."
New!WebMuseumWonderful collection of art, from the Lourve, here mirrored at UNC-CH
World Wide Arts Resources - Museum GuideThis site provides a guide to hundreds of art museums, artists, and art supplies throughout the world.
Yahoo's Art Museums and Galleries LinksThis search engine from Yahoo! provides links to dozens of public, private, and university art museums and galleries.
Yahoo's Art SourcesThis search engine from Yahoo! provides links to hundreds of Internet sources.
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