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Art Internet Resources

Amy Castillo

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Amy Castillo
Periodicals Librarian - Office 112A
Phone: 254-968-9868

Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Art Subcategories


Art Links - This commercial site strives to be a comprehensive list of art links on the internet. Categories include: Artists, Galleries and Exhibits, organizations and Businesses, Museums, Mailing Lists, and more.

The Art Newspaper - Exhibition information, selected articles, and free video features.

Artcyclopedia - Excellent free resource for art. Includes information about art movements, museums, and biographies.

Artnet Magazine - News, reviews, features, and a newsletter archive.

ARTnews - ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. It reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world. In clear, well-crafted language that is as comprehensible to the novice as it is to the expert, the magazine offers a lively, provocative, and visually stimulating package that informs as well as entertains with news dispatches from a worldwide network of correspondents, hard-hitting investigative reports, criticism, and opinion.

Arts Journal - The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day Arts Journal features link to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.

ArtScope - is an online magazine for the visual fine arts in Chicago. It includes art reviews, art book reviews, and features by editorial staff along with a database of links and resources on the Internet related to the visual arts.

ArtSource - Based at the University of Kentucky, this site has numerous links to art, architecture and museum resources.

Artchive - The Artchive is divided into: Theory & Criticism (art criticism), Galleries (online exhibitions), Juxtapositions (commentary on art), Art CD-ROM Reviews, and Art Links.

Resource Library - an online publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organization devoted to American representational art, including aspects of both a scholarly journal and a popular magazine. It maintains a balance between both emphases, while building an interconnected body of knowledge including the relationships of American artists to their teachers in foreign nations and America, the history of American art centers, schools, ateliers and museums, the evolution of methods and styles of artistic expression, and changing cultural emphases over time within its field of interest.

Shared Shelf Commons - a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export and share images.

Spanish Arts – Covers Spanish art, architecture, music, and literature.

WebMuseum - Originally based in Paris, this is one of the best art collections on the Internet, with multiple mirror sites. This link is actually a mirror site at the University of North Carolina. This site has two main sections, Special Exhibits and General Exhibitions. The Famous Paintings exhibition has an artist index, a glossary of art terms and a theme index. Each period of art has a brief description with significant characteristics and artists. Each artist page includes a brief biography, significant

Art education

ArtsEdge - A program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ARTSEDGE is also a partner of Thinkfinity, a consortium of national education organizations, state education agencies and the Verizon Foundation. Thinkfinity Content Partners develop free, standards-based, discipline-specific educational Web sites for K-12 teachers and students.

Arts Connected - Educational materials, project ideas, and an art gallery.

Getty Resources for Teachers - The J. Paul Getty Museum Education department has created this guide to help teachers and curriculum developers create successful arts-focused lessons. Included are ideas for preparing lessons, a step-by-step guide for teaching visual arts for each grade level, and ideas for evaluation and assessment approaches.

NGA Classroom for Teachers and Students – From the National Gallery of Art, this resource provides art discussions by curriculum, topic or artist, student interactive activities, and printable worksheets.

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Teacher Guides.


Art History

ArtSource - A gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture. The content is diverse and includes pointers to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians, etc. This site is intended to be selective, rather than comprehensive.

History of Art by History Link 101 - Brief lessons on the art and architecture of various civilizations--African, prehistoric, Chinese, Greek, Mayan, Roman, and Mesopotamian.

Modernism – Gives timeline (1880 to 1940) and brief video introductions by the exhibit curator. Includes definitions of terms, photographs of artists and designers, and curatorial comments on modernism, antiques, and collecting. From The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Mother of all Art and Art History Links Pages-This web page, presented by the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan, was chosen as an Outstanding Reference by "Choice."

WebMuseum Famous Painting Exhibit - Originally based in Paris, this is one of the best art collections on the Internet, with multiple mirror sites. This link is actually a mirror site at the University of North Carolina. Scroll down to the theme index to see the art periods covered. Each period has a brief description with significant characteristics and artists.

World Art Treasures - Hosted by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the principal purpose of World Art Treasures is to promulgate the discovery and love of art. At the core of this site is the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation slide collection, the source of the images at this site, which includes art from Egypt, China, Japan, India, and Europe.

Artists - The major modern & contemporary visual artists (up to 7000). The masters since 1900 are represented with their portrait and biography, with links to web resources to find anything you want to know about them, with images of their work, comprehensive biographies and articles, and if it exists, the artist 's personal website.

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo - Features a brief biography, timeline, photos (including those with her husband Diego Rivera), images of her art, and transcripts of interviews with historians. Also includes teaching materials and links to related sites.

Lives of the Artists – Brief biographical information and samples of works of the most eminent painters, sculptors, and architects.

Online Picasso Project - This comprehensive resource includes a biography, art, writings, and more.

WebMuseum Artist Index - Originally based in Paris, this is one of the best art collections on the Internet, with multiple mirror sites. This link is actually a mirror site at the University of North Carolina. Each artist page includes a brief biography, significant contributions and graphic files of the artist's work 

Costume and Fashion

All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing, and Costume - From the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, this group offers books from the early 20th century about millinery, costume, and dressmaking. Can be searched or browsed by publication.

Costume & Textile Collections Online

The Costume Institute - Information about the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute with digital images from their permanent collection.

The Costume Page - Well-organized links to costume history, ethnic costumes, theatrical costume, and to sources of costume making supplies. Includes a Halloween section.  Although this site is no longer being maintained (since 2001), it is included here for the material not available elsewhere.

The Costumer's Manifesto - Search the "Timeline of Costume History" for a vast and richly illustrated guide to costume from Ancient Babylonia to the present day. Lists of links grouped by costume time period and related topics cover makeup, museums, needlework and more.

Fabric Link - Basic information on fabrics including fiber history, characteristics of textile fibers, and a dictionary of fabric terms.

Fashion Encyclopedia - Information about designers and cultures. Searchable and browsable.

Fashion Era - Illustrations and essays on fashion from 1800 through today’s trends.  Additional sections on body adornment, image planning and costume resources.  This website has its own search engine to help you find exactly what you want.

Fashion Plate Collection - This collection includes 417 fashion plates from 1806-1914 from some of the leading fashion journals of the times. Search or browse by keyword or category.

History of Costume - Provides an index to worldwide fashion spanning from the ancient times to the late 19th century. Color illustrations are provided for each section.

La Couturière Parisienne - Costume and Fashion Site - Survey of costume in the Western World from 1400-1939 with descriptive and explanatory text, instructions for sewing, and over 700 illustrations from paintings, fashion catalogues, and journals. Links to other costume and fashion sites through a WebRing. - Fashion shows, news and trends, beauty, and much more from Vogue and W magazine editors.


Leonardo da Vinci Drawings - This site covers da Vinci drawings only, although it does have links to other da Vinci sites.

WebMuseum Artist Index - Originally based in Paris, this is one of the best art collections on the Internet, with multiple mirror sites. This link is actually a mirror site at the University of North Carolina. Each artist page includes a brief biography, significant contributions and graphic files of the artist's work.

Local Art Museums and Centers

Amon Carter Museum - established by Amon G. Carter, Sr., this museum collects, preserves and exhibits the finest examples of American art.

Dallas Museum of Art - exhibitions, collections, and programs presented by the Dallas Museum of Art.

Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center - a part of Tarleton State University located in Granbury, Texas which exhibits art, provides classrooms for community education and for academics.

Dublin Bottling Works - information about the Dr. Pepper museum and the soda shop in Dublin, Texas.

Glen Rose Historic Sites - guide to things to do around Glen Rose including Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Park and the Creation Evidence Museum.

The Kimbell Art Museum - Get general information on the museum, current and future exhibits, and view select items from the museum. Note: The Kimbell asks that viewers of the site do not reproduce, alter or transmit any artwork on the website without written permission.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the oldest art museum in Texas and one of the oldest museums in the western United States.

W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas - materials pertaining to the economic, political, and social history of Thurber, Texas and other centers of industrial development.

Stephenville Historic Sites - includes information about renovation of the courthouse as well as exhibit hours for the Historical House Museum complex.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame - Information about the history of the Texas Rangers, law enforcement in Texas, and the museum.


Art Institute of Chicago Museum - One of the great art museums of the world, the Art Institute of Chicago presents a collection spanning 5,000 years of artistic expression. Paintings, prints and drawings, sculptures, photographs, video, textiles, and architectural drawings and fragments are complemented by a year-round schedule of exhibitions.

Art Renewal Center - The largest on-line Museum on the internet. Website has thousands of high quality images of the greatest paintings and sculpture in history. The Art Renewal Center is build

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - This is a joint site of the Legion of Honor and De Young museums. Access exhibit, collection and education information. Of more interest is the growing catalogue of the collections, the art Imagebase, which currently  holds over 60,000 images.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Get information on: Exhibitions, Music, Films, Education, and Other Events. Of most interest are the Exhibitions: Past & Present, which include the museum's own masterpieces, as well as travelling exhibits. Images and excellent summary information on the art and/or artists is included. The Mexican Masterpieces from the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection is especially well done.

Louvre Museum - Perhaps the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre also has an excellent web site. Get the usual general museum and exhibit information and more. Of most interest are the select works of art displayed from each of the seven fabulous collections of the Louvre: Oriental Antiquities and Islamic Art; Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities; and, covering the modern period, Paintings, Sculptures, Objects d'art and Prints and Drawings. In addition, there is a section dedicated to the history of the Louvre.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Get excellent general information on exhibits, hours and even walking tours, or access descriptions of each collection and select masterpieces from the Met, which includes more than two million works of art spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston  - Get information on: Collections, Exhibitions, General Info, Shop, and the Museum School. Take a tour of the museum by accessing collections and clicking on the interactive map, where select pieces can be viewed.

Museum of Modern Art - This multi-award winning, well designed web site provides information on museum exhibitions, programs and events, online projects, research resources, publications and more. As with most of the museum sites, the highlights are from this premier collection of modern art, including select images of MoMA's collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and design objects.

National Gallery, London - Houses one of the greatest collections of Western European paintings in the world.

National Gallery of Art - The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has one of the finest collections in the world of paintings, sculptures, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present. This well designed web site can be searched by specific artist, title, or a combination of criteria. Tour the collection by medium and school, or choose a foreign language guide (PDF format) for your visit. Also get general information, such as hours, exhibits and more.

Olga’s Gallery - One of the largest and most comprehensive online collections containing over 10,000 works of art. Dedicated to bringing quality information about artists and their artwork from all around the world.

SIRIS - Holdings of the Smithsonian’s archival, library and specialized research collections. With over 1,700,000 records, Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) covers a wide variety of topical subjects from Art & Design, to History & Culture, to Science & Technology. The materials combine to shed light on innumerable historical events, scientific discoveries, cultural happenings, artistic styles, and social conditions. Entries in the SIRIS online catalog are often accompanied by digitized images and finding aids.

Smithsonian Institution - America's national educational facility with 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 140 affiliate museums around the world.

Tate Gallery - The Tate holds the national collections of British Art and of international modern art, with galleries in London, Liverpool and St Ives. A huge online collection of the gallery's art, currently more than 7000 works, with more to come. Note: Due to copyright restrictions images of some artist's work is not represented. One may also access the usual museum information, such as hours, upcoming exhibitions and more.

Virtual Uffizi - This growing web site of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy displays not only a fabulous Italian Renaissance collection, but other artists such as Rembrandt, Goya, and Rubens. Click on a room in the Rooms Index to see a list of the works available, and click on the work itself to get: author (artist), period, title, type, notes, and a link to see an image of the work.

Web Gallery of Art - The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 22.600 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available.


WebMuseum Famous Painting Exhibit - Originally based in Paris, this is one of the best art collections on the Internet, with multiple mirror sites. This link is actually a mirror site at the University of North Carolina. The Famous Paintings exhibition has an artist index, a glossary of art terms and a theme index. Each period of art has a brief description with significant characteristics and artists. Each artist page includes a brief biography, significant contributions and graphic files of the artist's work.

WebMuseum Glossary of Painting styles - Nicholas Picoh of the WebMuseum defines important movements in the art of painting: Baroque, Classicism, Cubism, Dada, Expressionism, Fauvism, Futurism, Impressionism, Realism, Renaissance, Romanticism and Surrealism, with links to artists (and there works) who were major influences.


American Museum of Photography – Provides information on early photographic processes, how to preserve and protect your photographs, and links to other photo-history resources.

America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views 1839-1864 - Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, this excellent collection consists of approximately 600 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864, mainly from the  Mathew Brady studio. The collection also includes early architectural views by John Plumbe, a few outdoor scenes, and copies of painted portraits. The site is searchable by keyword, or browsable by subject.

Atget Photography - Provides a comprehensive list of photography sites, fine art artists and digital web sites links to museums, galleries, magazines, organizations, masters of photography, black and white photographers, individual artists, visual / computer web arts, contemporary art directories and various other online art resources related historical, modern and cultural fine art theme.

Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964 - Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, view 1,400 Portraits of literary figures, artists, and celebrities; scenic views, mostly in the Northeast. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance. Search by keywords or browse the subject or occupational index.

Cut & Paste - A History Of Photomontage - Covering the artists involved in photomontage in the Berlin Dada movement, 1980s politics, and the present day

The Daguerrian Society - Everything you always wanted to know about daguerreotypes. Probably of the most interest are the galleries and resources. The galleries are arranged by theme, such as The American Vision or European Daguerreotypes. Resources include daguerreotype bibliography, thumbnail history, the daguerreian process and more.

Flickr: Creative Commons - Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

Early Visual Media – An unconventional website dealing with early visual media and pre-cinema, from the perspective of its Belgian creator, Thomas Weynants. Much of the site is concerned with the history of optical illusion and special effects prior to the twentieth century, but does also include the history of television.

The History of Photography and the Camera: From Pinhole to SmartPhones - Summaries and links to additional information on the history of photography. - From Life Magazine, the largest collection of professional photography on the web. Life and Getty Images, the two most recognized names in photography, have joined forces to provide instant access to millions of breathtaking photographs. This site lets you wander through the legendary Life and Getty archives, but with more than 3,000 new photos added every day, it also gives you the best pictures of the people and places shaping our world now.

National Geographic Photography – Provides photo galleries, tips and tricks, historical timelines, and A-Z list of National Geographic photographers.

The New York Public Library Online Picture Collection - Digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.

Selected Civil War Photographs - Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, find 1,100 photos of Civil War encampments, battlefields, and portraits as captured by Mathew Brady and other photographers. Search by keywords or browse the subject index, or access the Special Presentation: Time Line of The Civil War, 1861-1865.

Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991 - Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and  group portraits. Search by keyword or browse the subject, creator or state and country  index. Also included is A Brief History of Panoramic Photography, Shooting a Panoramic Photograph, and more.

Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 - Part of the Library of Congress' American Memory Project, view over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. Search by keywords or browse the subject index.

Prints & Printmaking

The Atlas of Early Printing - Depicts the spread of printing through Europe in the fifty years following the European refinement of the tools and process to make impressions from movable type cast in metal. View a map of Europe by year (1450-1500) to see locations of the spread of printing, universities, paper mills, fairs, and trade routes. Also includes material about 15th-century printing and an animated model of a printing press. From the University of Iowa Libraries.

Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century - From the University of Delaware Library, this exhibition defines the Intaglio, Relief, Lithography, and nature printing and Photomechanical processes, accompanied by images of prints to illustrate the technique.

Printing: Renaissance & Reformation - From the University of South Carolina Library, the collection is divided into eight "islands" which include images and descriptions of 15th, 16th and 17th century printing. 


1200 Years of Italian Sculpture - Images of Italian sculpture from the early Middle Ages to the modern day. Search by period, artist, or the city where the sculpture is located. The limited text is in both Italian and English.

Rodin Museum - This collection of Rodin's sculptures is located in Philadelphia. Many works can also be viewed online. - Dealer of museum-quality sculpture.

Sculpture Review - Summaries of articles in the most current issue and information about ordering back issues.

Web Gallery of Art - The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism and Romanticism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 20.300 reproductions.