Visual Arts

Whether you are an artist, or someone who loves art, we have resources to help.

Styles, Schools, & Movements    Art: over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary    The handy art history answer book    2011 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market    The Paper Garden: an artist {begins her life's work} at 72

On Becoming an Artist    Complete Art Foundation Course    The Ceramics Bible    Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America    The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance

Catalog Topics

Architecture   Art Technique Painting Catalogs
Art  Artists Biography Photography
Art American Virginia   Drawing Technique Pottery
Art History  Graphic Arts Sculpture


Antiques Reference

Antiques Reference database is organized into 1,280 different classifications on subjects including furniture, paintings, toys, books, autographs, silver, and historical documents and used to evaluate antique collections. This database is sponsored by Mourot Decorative Arts Fund.

Fine Arts and Music Collection

Over 100 full-text magazines and journals, this collection provides resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Grants to Individuals Online

Search through detailed descriptions of thousands of foundation programs in the Foundation Center's Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, including foundation and public charity grants supporting the arts. (Onsite Only)




Online Print

African Arts
Full-text coverage for 6/01/2001 to current.

Art in America
Available at Barrett, Beatley, and Duncan

Art Eduction
Full-text coverage for 1/01/2001 to 7/31/2012

American Artist
Available at Barrett and Beatley

American Artist
Full-text coverage for 1/1/1993 to 5/1/2012

Available at Barrett and Beatley

Thirty-five online journals found in Art, Architecture & Applied Arts: Visual Arts: Visual Arts.


Archives of American Art and the Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections
A virtual repository of digitized images from the collection of the Archives of American Art, including artwork and artists’ papers.

Researching Your Art
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this is an introductory guide to learning more about the art in your personal collection, including how to identify the artist, discovering the value of a work, and caring for your art.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Online Exhibitions
The Smithsonian American Art Museum developed the Online Exhibitions to complement their travelling art exhibitions. Available indefinitely, these exhibits showcase American Art in all its forms, arranged thematically.

Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art- Oxford University
Eight fifty-minute audio lectures by Oxford professor James Grant on topics relating to Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art.

Information about art and artists from every period, including links to examples of work in digital galleries from around the world.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
View highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collections.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Free and open access to over 900,000 items in NYPL’s collection.

An art history and art appreciation resource that includes more than 400 videos, 200 essays, and countless images, this site serves as a multimedia Art History textbook.

TED Talks: Arts
Video talks by experts about topics related to the arts.

Khan Academy -- Art History
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

Smarthistory -- Khan Academy
Smarthistory at Khan Academy is an open educational resource for art history.  

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