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Arts Toolkit: Visual Arts Links



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.

Art Museums

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:

Visit these Kentucky museums—included in the Kentucky Virtual Art Museum on CD-ROM—online to see more items from their collections:

Kentucky Virtual Art Museum

Lesson Plans

Hosted by the Kennedy Center, this site includes lots of visual arts lesson plans.

PBS TeacherSource
Includes an Arts & Literature section with lesson plans and an e-newsletter that keeps you updated on PBS arts resources.

Kentucky 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.

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