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Art Education: Internet Resources

Guide for tudents in Art Education to resources available through and vetted by the Library

Select Sites for Art Education

Consider using these sites for your own academic study or inclusion in classroom instruction.

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

Teaching Resources - The National Gallery of Art’s Teaching Resources cover a range of topics and time periods, from Edo art in Japan to Vincent van Gogh to art since 1950. Resources within each module range from teaching packets to image sets to classroom activities.

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.

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.


Still from Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk 
by Andrea Fraser, 1989

Statistics and Data

These government websites provide statistical information on national and state-wide educational trends.

Open Access & Art Education

The education community has different open access resources that you can use to aid in lesson plan development. Below are some examples of open access resources available for you to use:

For more information on Open Access, please see our guide HERE.

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.
College for Creative Studies website