Art and Architecture

Art News

  • Art Daily — An online newspaper for the art world
  • ArtsJournal — Arts Journal is a weekday digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism, with articles from more than 100 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.
  • Boston.com Theatre/Arts — Boston theater reviews, museum and art gallery listings, and articles on the performing and visual arts from Boston.com and the Boston Globe
  • Boston Phoenix: Arts — Reviews, event listings and features on the performing and visual arts from Boston’s weekly alternative newspaper
  • New York Times : Art and Design — Reviews, articles and features

Art Museums and Exhibits

  • ArtBabble — This site developed by the Indianapolis Museum of Art shares high-quality art videos from its museum partners.
  • Web Gallery of Art — “The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1100-1850), containing over 14.500 reproductions.”
  • Art Museum Network — The official website of the world’s leading art museums
  • Museum of Fine Arts — Information and features on the events and collections of the Boston museum
  • Museum of Modern Art — Information and features on the events and collections of the New York museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art — Boston’s museum of modern art
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art — Information and features on the events and collections of the New York museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum — Information and features on the events and collections of the Washington, D.C., museum
  • National Gallery of Art — Information and features on the events and collections of the Washington, D.C., museum
  • Art Institute of Chicago — Information and features on the events and collections of the museum
  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco — Information and features on the events and collections of the museum, Including a searchable database of over 82,000 images
  • The Louvre — The website of Paris’s famous art museum includes many Kaleidoscope, which helps you browse the collection from a list of visual themes
  • Tate Online — The website of London’s famous Tate Gallery includes over 65,000 works online, an illustrated glossary and subject search British and international modern art
  • The State Hermitage Museum — The website of Russia’s best-known art museum includes a large browseable and searchable collection of images, with many advanced features. IBM’s Query By Image Content (QBIC) search technology helps you locate artwork using visual tools

Art Galleries

  • ArtNet — This commercial service hosts websites for member artists and art galleries, provides information on exhibits, and more

Art History

Color

  • COLOURlovers — “COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes and patterns, discuss the latest trends and explore colorful articles.”
  • Color Vision and Art: The Science of Vision and the Emergence of Art — “Color Vision and Art is one of several exhibits in the WebExhibits online museum, all of which promote discovery through multidisciplinary approaches that support all learning styles.”
  • Color Scheme Designer — A tool that helps you design sound color schemes which can be exported in several formats. There’s also a feature that lets you see how a color scheme will appear to people with different forms of color blindness.

Architecture

Photography

  • New York Institute of Photography — Advice for both amateur and professional photographers
  • Helios — The National Museum of American Art, Photography Online
  • American Museum of Photography — This is a virtual museum with some interesting online exhibits
  • Camerapedia — A member-contributed encyclopedia of camera information about still cameras of all types, old and new, including both film and digital
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