Queens College Art Library - An short guide to recommended art websites
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Art Research Resources
This guide complements the introductory art and art history courses offered by the Queens College Art Department.  

Table of Contents
Art Research Resources: Images
Art Research Resources: Art History
Art Research Resources: Museums

Art Research Resources: Images
Commentary and art works from diverse periods of history.

Artists from the 1400s to the late 1900s.  Also includes categories such as Egyptian, Greek, and Futurist. Many major art works such as Mary Cassatt's The Boating Party.

Use this site to find artists, images, museums, art news headlines.

Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)
"Enabling Educational Access to Museum Multimedia Documentation."  Provides access to over 50,000 images from art museum collections.

Digital Imaging Project
Images of European and North American architecture and sculpture from Classical Greece to the late 20th century. Includes multiple views and provides access to images chronologically, by location, and by artistís name.

Web Gallery of Art
European artists from 1200-1700.  Many major art works such as Rembrandt's self-portraits. Includes selected art tours such as "The Art of Giotto."

Artists from the 1300s to the late 1900s.  The glossary describes many painting styles. Many key art works such as Edward Hopper's Nighthawks.


Art Research Resources: Art History
Art Lex: Dictionary of Visual Art
Alphabetical listings of art periods, media, styles. Links to art works demonstrating the terms.

Art history survey textbooks often have websites arranged by art historical periods such as Ancient, Renaissance, etc.

H. W. Janson and A.F. Janson, History of Art
Gardner's Art Through the Ages
J.R. Benton and R. Di Yanni, Arts and Culture
L. Fichner-Rathus, Understanding Art
Arts and Humanities on the World Wide Web
This comprehensive resource for art studies is linked to Benton/Di Yanni,
Fichner-Rathus, and Janson.

The Queens College Art Library has print copies of these books as well as others including:

Rita Gilbert, Living with Art. Art Ref. N7477. G55 1995

E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art. Art Ref. N5300. G643 1978
F. Hartt, Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. Art Ref. N5300. H283 1993
Marilyn Stokstad, Art History. Art Ref. N5300. S923 1995


Art Research Resources: Museums
Art museums in the New York metropolitan area and selected other museums. 

New York City Museums
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art from most periods and cultures. Information on the museum's center for electronic information resources on the history of art. Includes Timeline of Art History

Museum of Modern Art
Art from the late 1800s to the present. Many major modern art works from the permanent collection. Lists art libraries and resources in NYC.

Brooklyn Museum of Art
Art from most periods and cultures.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Art from the late 1800s to the present. 

Whitney Museum of American Art
American art from the late 1800s to the present..

Frick Collection
An outstanding private collection of mostly European art from the 1300s to the early 1900s. Virtual tour simulates a walk through the galleries.

Queens Museum of Art
Twentieth century art. Located in the New York City Building, a major structure remaining from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. 


Long Island Museums
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor
European and American art. 

Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington
European and American art from the 1400s to the present. 

Museums at Stony Brook, Stony Brook
The Art Museum presents American art from the 1800s to the present. 

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton
American and European art from the 1300s to the present. Specializes in art relevant to the East End of Long Island. 

Guild Hall, East Hampton
An important cultural center on Long Island's East End. Showcases American art, music, and theater. 


Other Museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Art from the 1300s to the present with detailed views and artists' biographies.  Includes tour of the week, and virtual tours. Choose a foreign language gallery guide or a tour by school and medium. 

British Museum, London, England
Art from most periods and cultures. 

National Gallery, London, England
Western European paintings from about 1200 to 1900. 

Louvre, Paris, France
Art from most periods and cultures. Excellent images of the Louvre's treasures. Recounts the history of the building and the collection.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Strong in 17th-century Dutch masters, art of the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th centuries, sculpture and applied arts, prints and drawings.

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Art from the 1300s to the present. The website emphasizes German and contemporary works in the collection. Recounts the history of the collection.

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
European art. Recounts the history of the Uffizi Palace and the art collection.

Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
European art. 

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
An extensive collection of objects from ten million years ago to the present day.

For more museums also see
Art of Africa
Art of Asia
Art of Latin America

Curatorís Choice. Museums and Exhibitions in NYC and Vicinity
Museums Around the World
NYC Museums and Museums of the World

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