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Art

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
contains links to the permanent collection, special exhibits, news, membership information, and visitor information.

Musée du Louvre
contains links to the permanent collection, special exhibits, news, membership information, and visitor information.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
contains links to the permanent collection, special exhibits, news, membership information, and visitor information.

The Musei Vaticani
site is made up of several sections: the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, the Sobieski Room, the Room of the Immaculate Conception, the Stanze and the Loggia of Raphael (commissioned by Julius II and Leon X), the Chapel of Nicholas V (painted by Fra Angelico), the Sistine Chapel, the Borgia Apartment, the Vatican Picture Gallery, the Missionary Ethnological Museum, and the Historical Museum.

The Museum of El Prado
exhibits the best works held in the Prado Museum, according to artist. You can choose your preferred artist see his best works (each with a small commentary, date of painting and original size). You can enlarge paintings by simply clicking on them.

The National Museum of American Illustration
features artworks from the “Golden Age of American Illustration.” Visitors can appreciate the American Imagist Collection as a medley of beautiful pictures, but also as an historical overview of our unique culture.

The State Russian Museum
is the world’s largest museum of Russian art. It is located in the very center of St Petersburg, just of the city’s central magisterial, Nevsky Prospekt. The museum is housed in the former Mikhailovsky Palace, a stunning monument of Empire architecture.

The Getty
The J. Paul Getty’s mission is to delight, inspire, and educate a diverse public through the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art of the highest quality. The site includes links to the Research Institute, the Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation.

The Smithsonian
contains links to the permanent collection, special exhibits, news, membership information, and visitor information.

Web Exhibits
is an online museum, with exhibits that encourage people to ask questions and examine issues from several points of view.

The Web Museum: Paris
is a unique set of artworks, including a Paul Cézanne collection and a Medieval Art collection.

The Web Gallery of Art
is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 13,900 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available. Guided tours, free postcard and other services are provided for the visitors.

The Voice of the Shuttle Art Page
includes links to general art resources, as well as links to sites about art movements and particular artists.

Art History

Art History Resources on the Web
is a page of links maintained by Dr. Christopher L. C. E., Witcombe Professor, Department of Art History, Sweet Briar College. It has been online since October 24, 1995.

The Voice of the Shuttle Art History Page
includes links to: general resources, each continent’s art history, art theory and politics, technological analyses of art, museums (by country), auctions, journals, and course syllabi.

Khan Academy
is an organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

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