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art education

About.com: Art History

Artist biographies, timelines, movements and schools, museums, and galleries.

arthistory.about.com - Also see: About.co5: Painting

Access Art

Network of educational art sites offering activities and resources for artists.



Directory to online exhibits and image galleries for 9,000 artists.


Artists Network

Articles, videos, and instruction on fine art techniques for artists of all ages.



Online art museum where young artists and students can display their work online.



Drawing tutorials available online or for download in PDF format.


National Art Education Association

Leading professional organization for art educators -- pre-K through grade 12.



Discussion of various works and themes in art history.


art news


International art news, museum and gallery information, and auction reviews.


Guardian: Art & Design

News and editorials on European art, architecture, design, and photography.


Los Angeles Times: Arts & Culture

Coverage of arts and museums, architecture, photography, theater and dance.


New York Times: Art & Design

Latest news on the world of art and design. Exhibit slideshows and reviews.


Smashing Magazine

Latest trends in Web design and development and links to free resources.


Times Online: Visual Arts

News, features, and reviews of European art and architecture.


museums and galleries


Archaeological museum featuring sculptures and artifacts from the Acropolis.

theacropolismuseum.gr - Greece

British Museum

Collection of seven million objects representing the rich history of human cultures.

britishmuseum.org - United Kingdom

Flickr: The Commons

Gallery of copyright-free photos from the world's public photography archives.



Global network of contemporary art museums operated by the Guggenheim Foundation.


J. Paul Getty Museum

American and European paintings, drawings, sculptures, and decorative arts.

getty.edu - Also see: Education at The Getty, Explore Art

Kunsthistorisches Museum

One of the premier museums of fine arts and decorative arts in the world.

khm.at - Austria


Centuries of paintings and sculptures. Home to such iconic work as the Mona Lisa.

louvre.fr - France

Musee d'Orsay

Extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces.

musee-orsay.fr - France

Museum of Fine Arts

Collection encompasses 450,000 works of art from Asian scrolls to Egyptian mummies.

mfa.org - United States

Museum of Modern Art

Collection reflects the vitality, complexity and patterns of modern and contemporary art.

moma.org - United States

Museum of Online Museums

Links to numerous museums, online collections, and exhibits.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Collection includes two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture.

metmuseum.org - United States - Also see: Digital Collections

Museo Nacional del Prado

Features one of the world's finest collections of European art.

museodelprado.es - Spain

National Gallery of Art

Paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts spanning from the Middle Ages to present day.

nga.gov - United States

NYPL Digital Gallery

Access over 700,000 images digitized by the The New York Public Library.

digitalgallery.nypl.org - United States

Philadelphia Museum of Art

225,000 works encompassing some of the greatest achievements of human creativity.

philamuseum.org - United States

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Collection captures the character and imagination of Americans through three centuries.

americanart.si.edu - United States

State Hermitage Museum

Three million works of art and artifacts representing Russian and world culture.

hermitagemuseum.org - Russia

Rijks Museum

Massive selection of Dutch paintings from the Golden Age.

rijksmuseum.nl - Netherlands

Victoria and Albert Museum

Museum of decorative arts and design, housing a collection of 4.5 million objects.

vam.ac.uk - United Kingdom


Family of four galleries housing twentieth century British and international art.

tate.org.uk - United Kingdom

Web Gallery of Art

European paintings and sculptures of the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.

wga.hu - Hungary