Art and Art History Resources

Guides and References

Art and Art History Guide

Gateways | Image Collections | Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions | Reference Sources

Gateways to Art, Architecture, and Photography Sites (Meta-Sites)


Image Collections

  • Art History Resources on the Web (chronological arrangement; strong emphasis toward Western Art)
  • Art Images for College Teaching (arrangement by major Western European historical periods and also by Non-Western Art)
  • Artcyclopedia "a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources." Offers 14,000 direct links to the painting and sculpture of over 5,500 artists. Good for the works of contemporary artists)
  • ArtServe (art and architecture historical images mostly from the Medieval Basin) (more than 6000 images from medieval to the early 20th century. A biographical sketch from Microsoftâs Encarta is available for some artists.)
  • Digital Imaging Project (art historical images of European and North American architecture and sculpture")
  • Famous Paintings Exhibition [WebMuseum] (arranged by artist and thematically)
  • Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco Art Imagebase (more than 60,000 works by 15,000 artists)
  • Index of American Design ("approximately 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century")
  • The Perseus Project: Art and Architecture (visual images from the ancient world)
  • SPIRO (links to 32,000 images from the Architecture Slide Library of U. Cal. Berkeley)
  • World Wide Art Resources ("access to over 15,000 artists and their paintings, photography, sculpture, design and much more")


Architectural Image Collections


Photographic Image Collections


Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

Major New York City Museums


Reference Sources

Biographical information on artists can accompany images of their work. See the "Image Collections" links above.

(searchable database of over 32,800 historic structures and sites)

Bibliographic Indexes

  • Art Abstracts (indexing and abstracting of articles from the major periodicals in the field of art)


Please send any comments, corrections or suggestions to TroneT@Mail.Montclair.Edu


Last updated May 30, 2003