Databases: By Subject: Arts


Virtual Reference Library

A “world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” the Virtual Reference Library features over one million articles about a wide array of subjects.


Art History Resources on the Web

Created and maintained by Professor Christopher L.C.E. Whitcombe of Sweet Briar University, this site features examples of art throughout civilized history.


Known as “the great guide to art on the internet,” this site contains information on famous artists, art movements, and the latest news in the art world.


This site, known as the “artists bluebook,” features information about American and International Artists.

Picturing America

Brought to you by The National Endowment for the Humanities, Picturing America brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.”  Contact any M/RCPL location for more information regarding posters and teaching materials available for checkout.

Picturing America on Screen

A collection of 25 films which presents a sampling of American art. The artwork is included in the Picturing America project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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