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Art & Art History

Web Resources

Colette Fu of Phila in her studio with pop up books


Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Developed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this resources is a chronological, geographical and thematic tool for learning about art history.

Clara: Database of Women Artists - An interactive database containing authoritative information on 18,000 women visual artists of all time periods and nationalities. The information in Clara® is drawn from the materials in National Museum of Women in the Art's extensive Archives on Women Artists.

Smarthistory - A multimedia, well-organized web-book about art and art history. Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history.

College Art Association News Archives - You can download full, intact issues of CAA News from Summer 1976 to July 2010 as PDF files.

Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials - This is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website that houses resources for further research. Topics range from product guides to waste management of hazardous substances, and includes Información en Español.

Artforum Magazine - this was the artists' art magazine for many generations. This link leads to the website for the magazine only.

Art of the Western World Series (Annenberg videos)  Classic series on Western art, suggested by your art history faculty.

How Art Made the World : all of this art history series is available on Youtube, also suggested by your art history faculty.

  • International WORLD ART RESOURCES (more to come soon!)

South Asia: Map Encyclopedia of South Asian Art

African continent:  Art and Life in Africa

East Asia: Timeline and maps for East Asian art history

SE Asia: Smart History:SE Asia

Pacific and Australia/NZ Smart History Oceania

Latin America Latin American art- an introduction

Americas:  Indigenous Smart History Before 1900

Some recent First Nations artists 



Journals & Ebooks for Artists & Art History

Click on the links below to access the following serials in our databases:

Aperture (photography)

Art in America

Craft arts international