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Video Resources: Internet Video Sites

Art & Art History Open Access

Art21 - Premiering a new season every two years, Art21 is the only series on United States television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists.

Smarthistory YouTube Channel - 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.

UbuWeb - UbuWeb is a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material. Founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith, it offers visual, concrete, and sound poetry, film, and sound art mp3 archives.




 Poême électronique by Edgard Varêse (with Le Corbusier), 1958

General Open Access

Franklin Furnace Digital Collections and Archives - From Pratt Institute, this archive consists of audiovisual documentation of art events such as performance art, presented or supported by Franklin Furnace.

Internet Archive: Moving Image - This site offers free movies, films, and videos, ranging from feature films, to stock footage, to home movies.

Open Culture - Watch 1,150 movies free online including classics, indies, film noir, documentaries, and other films.

Video Data Bank TV (VDB TV) - From the School of the Art Institute of Chicago comes VDB TV, a project providing free, online streaming access to curated programs of video and media art. Sourced from the historically significant archives of the Video Data Bank, VDB TV includes work from early video pioneers active in the 1960s and 70s through to emerging contemporary artists.

Women Film Pioneers Project - A scholarly resource, this explores women’s global involvement at all levels of production during the silent film era.

College for Creative Studies website