Nicolas Pioch's WebMuseum - Has a Famous Paintings Collection
Adaweb - Manhattan-based art site was "established in the early spring of 1995 with the goal to provide contemporary artists (visual artists, as well as composers, movie directors, architects, choreographers, etc), a station from which they can engage in a dialogue with users of the Internet." (The project ended in March 1998 but the archives still exist.) Includes Stir-Fry: A Video Curator's Dispatches from China.
Africa South of the Sahara: Art - Annotated subject directory maintained by Karen Fung, Africa Collection, Hoover Library, Stanford University. (There's also a section for South Africa.)
Agence photographique de la Réunion des musées nationaux: images d'oeuvres d'art - Images of objects in French national museums. A search, for example, for Corot retrieves 269 images.
Albumen Photographs: History, Science and Preservation - 19th century primary source materials, contemporary research, a gallery, and video of albumen print manufacture. (See Press Release.)
Alliance of Artists Communities - Lists communities by region and by artistic category.
American Association of Museums - You can search for Accredited Museums, or view a list organized by state and by name.
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) - You can search the member directory for a designer.
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library - Library of Congress site has a Collection Finder organized by topic, format, time and place. There are sections for Art and Architecture and Photos and Prints.
American Museum of Photography - Drawn from the collection of broadcast journalist and writer William B. Becker. The Research Center has information on preserving and protecting photographs.
American Masters - PBS series of "award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists." There is a Masters List A-Z.
Archives and Museum Infomatics - With information on Conferences.
Archives of American Art - Smithsonian Institution. "Since 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 16 million letters, photographs, diaries, sketches, scrapbooks, business records, and other documentation that supports the study of the history of the visual arts in America. The Archives recently replaced microfilm with digitization to foster the widest accessibility to its collections and oral history interviews." Worthy of note:
Downtown Gallery (1824-1974),
Holger Cahill (1910-1993),
Joseph Cornell ,
Arthur And Helen Torr Dove,
Grant Wood and
Walter Pach (1883-1980),
Jervis McEntee's Diaries
Oral History Interviews of American artists and architects, some with transcripts:
Robert Rauschenberg and
Visual Thinking: Sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art,
Getting the Picture: the Art of the Illustrated Letter,
Selections from the Fairfield Porter Papers and
The American Indian Observed: Selected Sketches and Documents from the Collections of the Archives of American Art.
Among the online publications are:
Preliminary Guide to Craft-Related Collections (2001),
Guide to the Papers of African American Artists,
Archivos Virtuales: Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists (2000).
Armory Show - New York
Art and Craft Shows - Searchable database of arts and crafts events.
Art Basel Miami Beach - Annual art and design fair, sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland
Art and Architecture - 40,000 images of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs of architecture and sculpture from the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Art Business - Alan Bamberger
Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA Online) - With information on Member Galleries.
Art Dealers Association of Canada (ADAC) - Allows you to search by gallery or artist,
Art Entertainment Network - Online companion to the Walker Art Center's show, Let's Entertain. "This exhibition, featuring works by more than 80 artists, exposes the contradictions, illusions, and utopian possibilities of our entertainment-driven, consumer society."
Art Guide: the Art Lover's Guide to Britain and Ireland - Searchable database is organized by artist, museum, and location.
Art Historians' Guide to the Movies - Craig Eliason
Art History Resources on the Web - Chris Witcombe, an art history professor at Sweet Briar College, has developed this extensive, cleanly arranged subject directory.
ART[image] - Joint digitization project of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. For example, the database contains Québec landscapes by Henri Beau, Stanley Cosgrove, Allan Edson, Clarence Gagnon, Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Joseph-Charles Franchère (Sainte-Agathe), Daniel Charles Grose, James Busick Hance, Edwin Headley Holgate, Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, Alfred Pellan, Goodridge Roberts, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, and John B. Wilkinson.
Art Images for College Teaching
Art in Context - "Catalogues and presents information added by curators, dealers, artists, writers and others from around the world...providing information about over 11 thousand artists and where to find their work."
Art Index: A preliminary guide to art and design subject gateways on the World Wide Web - Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Art Institute of Chicago
ArtLibraries.net: Virtual Catalogue for Art History - Search 6 million records from 20 specialist art libraries throughout Europe.
Art Libraries Society of North America
Art Libraries Society UK & Ireland - Access is provided to News-Sheet, "bi-monthly publication full of the latest news about activities, events, publications and colleagues."
Art Loss Register
Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) - "Licensed digital educational resource available under subscription to universities and colleges, public libraries, elementary and secondary schools, and museums". Provides free access to a searchable Thumbnail Catalogue which has 65,000 works.
Art Museum Network - "Official website for the largest art museums in North America."
Art Newspaper - International art news.
Art on the Web - Jeffery Howe of Boston College's Fine Arts Department, has collected over 1,200 links to art and architecture resources on the Internet.
Art Research Resources - Prepared by Queens College librarians Suzanna Simor and Alexandra de Luise to complement introductory art survey courses.
Art Sales Index - Useful graphs and charts or art sales, top selling artists by volume (Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Rembrandt, Miro), top auction houses (Sotheby's New York, Christie's New York, Sotheby's London, Christies London, Phillips New York, Bonhams London), and auction season statistics by country.
Art Students League of New York
Magasin Sennelier - Paris.
Art to the People - Dutch site features work by five artists: Walter Crane, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Albert Hahn, Frans Masereel and Gerd Arntz. This site is the digital version of an exhibition that was held in the National Trades Union Museum in Amsterdam, organized by the International Institute of Social History which has several other online exhibitions.
Artcyclopedia - Searchable database of over 7,000 artists, browsable by movement, medium, subject and nationality.
arthistoricum.net - Includes full-text of Kunstform back to 2001.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The Freer Gallery of Art Library, one of the finest Asian art libraries in the United States, has a searchable online catalog.
Artifact: Best of the Web in the Arts and Creative Industries
Artists Rights Society (ARS) - New York. Has a database of more than 40,000 artists.
Robert Smithson - 1938-1973
ArtLex: Dictionary of Visual Art - Michael Delahunt provides "definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references."
(Art)n Laboratory: Virtual Photography - "Woman owned media lab of artists who use new technology to explore the future of photography and sculpture with computer graphics and virtual reality. The group is famous for its extensive portfolio in science and art, where drugs and human body studies are the new celebrities and iconic pop culture metaphors."
ArtMuseumNet - Intel's Internet-based art museum experience
ArtNet - A rich resource for art and antiques. (See their Site Index.) There is an Artist Index. The weekly ArtNet Magazine offers news & reviews, with archives back to 1996. The Galleries database is searchable by gallery name, artist name, gallery specialty, location, and furniture or design. Artnet People has lots of photographs (Robin Cembalest, Artnews editor; Benjamin Buchloh, Art historian; Dakota Jackson, furniture designer) with an archives going back to 1996.
ARTnews Magazine - In their summer issue they publish an annual list of the world's 200 top art collectors.
ArtPrice.com - Most of the material is available to subscribers only.
ArtSource - Mary Molinaro, a librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries, maintains this selective guide to Internet art resources.
Arts Wire: Online Communications for the Arts - With News updates news on social, economic, philosophical, and political issues affecting the arts and culture.
ArtsConnectEd - 12,000 works of art and 1,000 audio and video files from the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Arts Council England - "National development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery." The Arts Council Collection is searchable by artist and by work.
ArtsEdNet - Getty Education Institute for the Arts site "focuses on helping arts educators, general classroom teachers using the arts in their curriculum, museum educators, and university faculty involved in the arts"
Asia Society - New York.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Asianart.com - "On-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia."
AskArt - "Resource for information about 52,000 American artists." If you look for the entry on Fairfield Porter, for example, you'll find examples of his work, lists of books and articles about him, and biographical information. To find out more you'll have to become a subscriber.
Assistive Media: Expanding the World of Reading - Created by David Erdody, a software consultant from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He describes it as an "audio-literary service for persons with print reading/access barriers." Art-related audios in the Archives include:
Painting by Numbers: Gustave Courbet and the making of a master by Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker, July 30, 2007. Read by Pamela Bogart [20:00]. The complete text for the story is also available on the New Yorker web page.
Frederick and Steven Barthelme's Good Losers (50 minutes)
Bill Joy's Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
Malcolm Gladwell - Clicks and Mortar (33 minutes) and John Rock's Error (44 minutes).