There are so many arts-related sites on the Internet that it is hard to know where to begin … so we’ve gathered together some cool visual arts web sites to get you started.
PBS provides the nation with programs about the great artists and artworks of the world. Check out these sites:
- American Masters
Look for information about Alexander Calder, Thomas Eakins, Frank Gehry, Jasper Johns, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Frederic Remington, Diego Rivera, Afred Stieglitz, Andy Warhol, and others.
- Art: 21
Focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, the web site includes information about the artists featured in the PBS series as well as slide shows, video clips, lesson plans, and online activities.
You can visit most of the great museums of the world online. There’s no way we can list them all, but here are a few to get you started:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Visit daily for a featured piece of art, tour the online collections, and check out other resources such as its Timeline of Art History
- Museum of Modern Art
In addition to the online galleries and information, check out Destination: Modern Art, designed especially for children ages 5-8, and Red Studio, for high school.
- The National Gallery of Art
Visit these Kentucky museums—included in the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum on CD-ROM—online to see more items from their collections:
- Behringer-Crawford Museum
- Berea College
- Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University
- The Dr. Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs Collection at Georgetown College
- The Filson Historical Society
- The Frazier Historical Arms Museum
- The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park
- The Kentucky Artisan Center
- The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
- The Kentucky Derby Museum
- The Kentucky Folk Art Center
- The Kentucky Historical Society
- The Kentucky Library and Museum at Western Kentucky University
- Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
- Museum of the American Quilter’s Society
- Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
- The Speed Art Museum
- University of Kentucky Art Museum
- William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky
Hosted by the Kennedy Center, this site includes lots of visual arts lesson plans.
Includes an Arts & Literature section with lesson plans and an e-newsletter that keeps you updated on PBS arts resources.
Kentucky Department of Education Teaching Tools
Access to standards-based resources, including the arts curriculum documents.
Kentucky Arts Council
Information about artists’ residencies, touring programs, funding opportunities, and other educational resources.