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Art Practice: Internet Resources

Consider the Source

The internet provides open access to a tremendous amount of information, including peer reviewed, scholarly material.  However, be mindful of your sources. Consider the following:

Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view?

Purpose - Why was the source created? 

Publication & Format - Where was it published? 

Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? 

Date of Publication - When was it written? 

Documentation - Did they cite their sources? 

Information from University of California Berkeley Library's "Evaluating Resources" guide.

Select Sites for Art Practice Research

Google Arts & Culture - Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories, and knowledge of cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. 

Smarthistory/Khan Academy - Smarthistory is a free resource for the study of art history created by art historians Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Smarthistory is an independent not-for-profit organization and the official partner to Khan Academy for art history.

Google Scholar - Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

Art21 - Art21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies and tells the story of art and global culture through the collection.

Art Genome Project - The Art Genome Project is the classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy. It maps the characteristics (called “genes”) that connect artists, artworks, architecture, and design objects across history. There are currently over 1,000 characteristics in The Art Genome Project, including art historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities.

Art World News

Subscribing to a daily, weekly, or monthly art feed keeps you in the loop. Follow the latest trends, shows, exhibitions, social movements, and gatherings with any of these free sites.

ArtDaily - The first daily art magazine on the Internet, ArtDaily is an award-winning international news organization that covers art related news and feature stories from every corner of the globe.

Hyperallergic - Hyperallergic is an online arts magazine, based in Brooklyn, New York. The site describes itself as a "forum for serious, playful, and radical thinking."

Contemporary Art Daily - A daily journal of international exhibitions. 

Frieze - Frieze is a resource for contemporary art and culture, including On View: your guide to the best exhibitions at the leading galleries and museums around the world.

Whitehot Magazine - Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art was founded by artist Noah Becker in 2005. Over more than a decade, Whitehot Magazine has become one of the most popular international art magazines.

Artsy - Artsy is an online platform for discovering, buying and selling fine art. Its search engine and database draw connections and map relationships among works of art in order to expand the art market around the world.

Art Report Today - Art Report Today offers all of the daily, worldwide, breaking art news on one easy-to-read platform - art reviews, artist's stories, new trends, materials, movements, etc.

The Art Newspaper - The Art Newspaper is a monthly print publication, with daily updates online, founded in 1990 and based in London and New York City. It is published by Umberto Allemandi & Co.

College for Creative Studies website