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Fine Arts Resources on the Web

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CGFA - A Virtual Art Museum - Search for high-quality scanned images of paintings, drawings, etchings, engravings, etc., by over 1,000 artists from the 11th to 20th centuries.

Art Resource - Search this database to find images of over 100,000 artworks from around the world.

Bridgeman Art Library - Search this database to find images of thousands of artworks from around the world, including sculpture and decorative arts.

World Art Treasures - Join World Art Treasures as they "promulgate the discovery and love of art". Slides of Asian, African, and European artworks.

SPIRO Database - From the Architecture Visual Resources Library, U.C., Berkeley. This database provides access to over 54,000 images. Search by period, building name, location, etc.

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art history

Art History Resources on the Web - Dr. Christopher Witcombe developed this comprehensive listing of art history resources on the internet, organized by time periods from prehistory to the present. Includes brief notes.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Maintained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and funded by the Heilbrunn Foundation, the timeline is "a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world. The Timeline now extends from prehistory to the present day."

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artists

Artist Profiles - Biographies and portfolios of many women artists, including Frida Kahlo and Camille Claudel. Brought to you by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Web Museum, Paris - Biographies of major artists and images of their works.

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art education

ArtsEdge - This site is a great resource for art teachers. It includes links to lessons and activities, links to other web sites relevant to arts education, and many other high-quality resources.

ArtsEdNet - Lesson plans, curriculum ideas, image galleries, and exhibitions from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Please note that in June, 2005 some of the resources on this site will move to another web site focusing specifically on art education using Getty collection resources.

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museums and galleries

Local:
Mass MoCA - North Adams, MA
Mead Art Museum - Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum - South Hadley, MA
Smith College Museum of Art - Northampton, MA
Springfield Art Museums - Springfield, MA
Sterling and Francine Clark Institute - Williamstown, MA
University of Massachusetts Galleries - Amherst, MA
Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford, CT
Worcester Art Museum - Worcester, MA

United States:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Buffalo,NY
Guggenheim Museum - New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art - New York
National Gallery of Art - Washington, DC
Walker Art Center - Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art - New York

International:
British Museum - London, England
Guggenheim Museums - Bilbao, Venice, Berlin
State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg, Russia
The Louvre - Paris, France
El Prado - Madrid, Spain
Tate Gallery - London, England
Uffizi Gallery - Florence, Italy

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general sites

Art a GoGo - Brings you news and information about art and the art world, including current exhibits throughout the U.S.

Artsource - "A gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture". Each resource is clearly annotated.

National Endowment for the Arts - A great resource page for artists. This page includes funding information, and features on artists and art institutions.

Flash Art - Online version of Flash Art, a core journal of contemporary arts. Provides articles and arts news.

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music

Planet HipHop - Features a timeline of hip-hop music, forums, a graffiti gallery, and more.

Music History 102 - Maintained by the Internet Public Library, this site provides an overview of music history by era and includes sound files to give you a chance to hear different types of musical styles and composers.

Essentials of Music - Built around the "Essential Classics" series, this site provides good, basic information on classical music. Site can be searched by era or by composer. A glossary of music terms is also available. .

Classical Music Navigator - This site provides classical music instruction using a "points of familiarity" concept that will help the music novice more quickly become acquainted with music appreciation skills.

Classical Net - This site features reviews of classical music CDs as well as links to other classical music sites and information about composers and their works.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Learn all about the history of rock and roll! Information on inductees into the Hall of Fame, exhibitions, and a timeline of rock music.

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theater and dance

Voice of Dance - Comprehensive resource for dance information. Provides performance reviews, information on current dance productions, dance companies, individual dancers, college and university dance programs, and much more.

Live Design - News and stories from Live Design magazine, which focuses on the art and technology of the entertainment business. Provides information on the design of individual theatrical productions.

Free to Dance - Profiles african-american dancers and choreographers, and provides a time-line of african-american dance.

The Internet Broadway Database - The official database for Broadway theater information. Provides information on Broadway productions from the 18th century to the present.

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film

Internet Movie Database - One of the best sites out there for figuring out just who that actor was in that movie you saw - and if he/she has been in any other movies. The database is searchable by film titles, characters, or plots, and includes helpful links within the results.

movie review query engine - Recently relaunched, this is the "largest online database for movie reviews." MRQE aggregates reviews, news, interviews and other material associated with specific movies.

The Greatest Films - Here's what film critic Roger Ebert has to say about this excellent site: "An outstanding, all-around resource for film buffs and anyone interested in films, with a wealth of film reference material of all kinds - and an invaluable repository of movie descriptions and dialogue."

The Directory of International Film & Video Festivals - This site is searchable or you can browse by country.

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