Art and Art History


Recommended Websites


Art Institute of Chicago
collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 2,500 objects—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters.

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.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art and welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

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.


Concise dictionary of art & literature / Edwin Moore and Fiona MacKenzie Moore.
N 33 .M66 1993                             1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The dictionary of antiques and the decorative arts; a book of reference for glass, furniture, ceramics, silver, periods, styles, technical terms, etc. Compiled and edited by Louise Ade Boger and H. Batterson Boger. [Illus. by I.N. Steinberg and Associates]
NK 30 .B57                                 1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The dictionary of art / editor, Jane Turner.
N 31 .D5 1996 v.1 – v.34               1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Dictionary of contemporary American artists / Paul Cummings.
N 6512 .C854 1988                          1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Dictionary of subjects and symbols in art / James Hall; introd. by Kenneth Clark.
N 7560 .H34 1974                           1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Discovering antiques; the story of world antiques.
NK 1125 .D452 v.1 – 20            1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Encyclopedia of world art.
N 31 .E4833 v.1 – 17                            1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

From abacus to Zeus : a handbook of art history/ James Smith Pierce.
N 33 .P5 1995                              1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture / edited by Gordon Campbell.
N 5610 .G76 2007 v.1 – 2                       1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The Grove encyclopedia of northern Renaissance art/ edited by Gordon Campbell.
N 6370 .G76 2009 v.1 – 3                      1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

History of Renaissance art : painting, sculpture, architecture throughout Europe / Creighton Gilbert.
N 6370 .G45 1973                           1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Living the artist’s life : a guide to growing, persevering and succeeding in the art world / Paul Dorrel.
N 8350 .D67 2004                           1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

North Light dictionary of art terms / Margy Lee Elspass.
N 33 .E5 1984                              1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The Oxford companion to art; edited by Harold Osborne.
N 33 .O9                                   1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The Oxford companion to twentieth-century art/ edited by Harold Osborne.
N 6490 .O94                                1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The Random House library of painting and sculpture/ [chief contributor and general editor, David Piper].
N 5300 .R24 v.1 – 4                     1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Renaissance art : a topical dictionary / Irene Earls.
N 6370 .E27 1987                           1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

The South : a treasury of art and literature / edited by Lisa Howorth.
N 72 .L5 S6 1993                           1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Symbols and allegories in art / Matilde Battistini; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
N 7740 .B2913 2005                         1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

A Visual dictionary of art. [General editor: Ann Hill]
N 33 .V56 1974                             1   REF-BOOK    REFERENCE

Selected Periodicals

American Art Journal
Architectural Digest
Art & Antiques
Art History
The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly
Art Monthly
Asian Arts
Design Issues
European Comic Art
Gazette des Beaux-Arts
Oxford Art Journal
Pottery Making Illustrated
Public Art Review
Studio Potter


Revised 6/2/14