Art and Art History

Recommended Art and Art History Websites

accessCeramics is a growing collection of contemporary ceramics images by recognized artists enhancing ceramics education worldwide.

Cooper- Hewitt, National Design Museum
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's collection is international in scope, includes both historic and contemporary design, and extends from one-of-a-kind to mass-produced items.

Getty Research Institute; Digital Collections
The Research Library is digitizing selected materials, which are free to view and download here.

Google Art Project
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces

Guggenheim Museum; Online Collections
Excellent resource for the study of international contemporary art and artists.

Metropoloitan Museum of Art; Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
The Timeline is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum's collection.

Metropoloitan Museum of Art; Works of Art Collection Database
Outstanding online collections from the Metropoloitan Museum of Art

Museum of Art & Design; Online Collection
The Museum of Arts and Design explores the blur zone between art, design, and craft today.

National Gallery of Art: Image Collections

The department of image collections is a study and research center for images of Western art and architecture at the National Gallery of Art. It was formed in 2004 when two visual resources departments merged.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries.

Whitney Museum of American Art
Excellent resource for research on contemporary art and artists in the US.