Art Museums on the Internet
- Thanks to the people at Highland Park Elementary School for their list of art museums.
- SRA Art Connections links to museums throughout the United States and includes some background material about each one to save you time.
- The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts offers numerous arts education programs.
- Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
- ArtMuseum.net Presents: The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000—Learn about the arts with an interactive timeline; take a guided online tour with the director of the Whitney Museum; or create your own tour and participate in fun, educational family activities.
- The Guide to Museums and Cultural Resources on the Web is meant to be a comprehensive index for information about museums, aquaria, historical parks, and other cultural institutions, sorted geographically.
- HABS/HAER—Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present at the Library of Congress documents achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the U.S., including examples as diverse as windmills, one-room schoolhouses, the Golden Gate Bridge, and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The site offers searches of thousands of drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the 17th to the 20th century.
- The National Gallery of Art Collection is divided into thematic sections. Here are a few examples:
- Northern European Painting of the 15th-16th Centuries charts the period during which oil paints were perfected in the Low Countries, allowing northern painters to depict the world with unprecedented precision.
- Dutch and Flemish Paintings of the 16th-17th Centuries: Sir Anthony Van Dyck features the famous Flemish painter.
- French Painting of the 19th Century includes paintings by Manet, Pissaro, van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Cassatt, Renoir, Monet, and Degas, with accompanying texts.
- A Design for the East Building presents drawings by architect I.M. Pei and his design team for the National Gallery’s East Building, which opened to the public in 1978.
- M.C. Escher: Life and Work showcases the work of the Dutch draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry designer, muralist, and printmaker known for his complex architectural mazes involving perspective games and impossible spaces.
Art Organizations and Networks
- The Association for the Advancement of Arts Education (Greater Cincinnati) seeks to foster working relationships with and among educators, arts professionals, and community members; create an arts education clearinghouse; provide inservice training for educators in the development of arts curricula; and develop assessment procedures.
- Open Studio: The Arts Online is a laboratory for the exploration of the tools and techniques that will serve arts and cultural organizations as they prepare for the networked environment of the new century.
- Internet for the Fine Arts is a comprehensive network of artists, galleries, museums, organizations, and resources relating to the fine arts. If you have an interest in the fine arts, be sure to explore this site.
- Exploring Leonardo offers resources for learning about Leonardo da Vinci, one of the best known, yet least known, characters in world history. Explore this site and learn about this fascinating scientist, inventor, and artist.
- Art Deadlines is a list of competitions, contests, calls for entries/papers, grants, scholarships, fellowships, jobs, internships, etc. in the arts or related areas (painting, drawing, animation, poetry, writing, sculpture, multimedia, reporting/journalism, cartooning, photography, video, film, music, dance, and more), some of which offer prizes worth thousands of dollars. It is international in scope and includes contests and competitions for students from kindergarten to college. Some events/items take place on the Internet. You are invited to submit items.
- Arts Education and School Improvement Resources for Local and State Leaders outlines U.S. Department of Education programs that can be used to support improvements in arts education and overall student performance.
Arts Education Professional Organizations
More Art Resources for Teachers
- The KET productions Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint and Looking at Painting both profile Kentucky artists. Ellis Wilson was an African-American painter from Mayfield who worked in New York, where he was part of the Harlem Renaissance. In Looking at Painting, 14 accomplished Kentucky painters talk about their inspirations, techniques, and creative processes. Each web site has a gallery of works, biographical information on the featured artist or artists, lesson plans, and other classroom resources.
- The World Wide Arts Resource is an extensive database on a variety of art-related subjects. You’ll find links to art schools and artists as well as commercial art, dance, theater, film, literature, antiques, and crafts resources. You can search by title or by subject.
- Connections+ has links to dance, music, theater, and visual arts sites on the Internet.
- Gestural Drawing and the European Vanguard, which accompanied a 1995 exhibit at Wellesley College, is a good follow-up for the Art On-Air lesson by Alice Noel on gestural drawing (Program 2, Moving Lines).
- ArtsEdge at the Kennedy Center contains a Curriculum Studio section with curriculum examples, assessment instruments, and lists of goals and standards.
- The Incredible Art Dept. Website includes lesson plans for elementary, junior high/middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
- Kids Web: A WWW Digital Library for Kids contains links to numerous art, drama, literature, and music resources.
- Crayola products are based on the principle that making art is integral to kids’ development. This site has a searchable portfolio of projects and ideas, suitable for both classroom teachers and art specialists, and numerous other activities.