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Art & Architecture
(see also Museums & Libraries)
ArtCyclopedia This site attracts people who are interested in seeing and learning about fine art on the Internet. The value is that searching for fine art is as efficient as possible, a result of indexing by hand every major resource on the web, and sending visitors directly to the most relevant information on museum websites.
Art History Resources on the Web Recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for inclusion on EDSITEment as "one of the best online resources for education in the humanities."
Chicago Architecture Foundation CAF presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy.
DMOZ Open Directory Project – Art, Architecture, History The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. This section of the site supplies links to Universities, architects and museums, etc. discussing art and architecture.
EduTeacher Best History Websites Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to the best history-oriented resources online in a wide range of categories and has been designed to benefit history teachers and their students; however, general history enthusiasts will benefit from the site as well.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian Art & Design Explore and learn; looks at current exhibitions in depth.
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust The mission of the Trust is to engage, educate and inspire the public through interpretation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s design legacy and preservation of his original sites for future generations.
Great Buildings Collection This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, complete with photos and architectural drawings, integrated maps, timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum's collection.
Mother of All Art and Art History Links Pages Sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.
Smithsonian Institute Founded by James Smithson (1765-1829), the Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex and research organization. It’s made up of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.
Voice of the Shuttle – Art History Art history links sponsored by the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The WWW Virtual Library – The Arts The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself. It is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for information on the arts which, in this case, covers art history, fashion, figurative art, etc.