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Art History Research Guide: Online Resources

This guide will help you find books, articles, images, and other information about varied art history topics: artists, works of art, concepts, movements.

Online Resources for Art History

ART21: a PBS broadcast series and accompanying website, ART21 produces short-format documentary series, viewable on multiple digital platforms.

Digital Public Library of America: primary sources in many formats documenting the history of the United States, contributed by libraries, museums, and archives across the country. 

Europeana: multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections

Gorky's Granddaughter: a documentary art project with videos and recordings of studio visits and interviews with artists

Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: a trove of publications, manifestos, primary sources, and archival records documenting 20th century Latino and Latin American art. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: the Met's comprehensive art history timeline

MoMA Learning: tools for researching and understanding Modern Art including: a glossary of art terms; definitions for themes (or movements) in Modern Art; links related articles and manifestos

The Printed Picture: An exhibition and publication documenting and explaining the history of the photographic printing process, by Richard "Chip" Benson, master photographer, master printer, and former Dean of the Yale School of Art

Smarthistory: free and open resource with essays, images, and videos by art historians



'Tipu's Tiger', about 1793, Mysore, India. Museum no 2545 (IS). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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