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Cave of Lascaux: A virtual tour of this complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. Click on "A visit to the cave" for a sesational interactive tour within the cave which contains some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art, with paintings estimated to be at least 17,300 years old. The paintings primarily consist of primitive images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. Developed by Norbert Aujoulat, conservateur du patrimoine, chef du département d'Art pariétal du Centre national de la Préhistoire.


African Art: A very comprehensive directory in all subject areas of African Art. Use the list of categories to search multiple sites by country. Provided by Arts Online.


American Representational Art Index: An alphabetical list of links with sub-index pages to American representational art links, including Resource Library articles and essays indexed by art museum, gallery, and center name.


Art Historical Sites Index: An extensive list links to significant sites in art history provided by Mary Ann Sullivan of Bluffton University.


Art History: A Portal: This " Arts on the Web" Directory is a comprehensive overview of authoritative webpages in world arts and culture. The Art History directory indexes artists alphabetically by subject, genre, period, name or country. Use the artist to locate works of art by genre.


Art History: Renaissance: This interactive arts gateway provides access to artists, museums, galleries, high quality art, art history, and arts education in the area of Renaissance Art History, (1400-1600 a.d.).


Art History Resources: One of the biggest web indexes on art covering every major historic period and genre by art historian, professor Chris Witcombe, of Sweet Briar College.


Art on the Net: This site is a collective of artists sharing their works on the World Wide Web. Artists create and maintain studios and rooms in the gallery where they show their works and share about themselves. Currently the site is international, representing over 450 artists from around the world, including poets, musicians, painters, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, animators and much more.


Art Source: A gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture.


Artchive: Art Galleries throughout the world arranged by artist and time period.


Artcom Museums Tour: California: A selection of links to museums located in the major cities of California.


Artcyclopedia: Guide to Museum-Quality Art on the Internet.


Google Art Project: "Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. This site contains artworks, landmarks and world heritage sites, as well as digital exhibitions that tell the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe."


Ibiblio: "Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill."


Mesoamerican Art: Links to Pre-Columbian and Colonial History and Art of Latin America and comparative studies of art, history and mythology of diverse ancient cultures of the world. Researched, designed and maintained by Dr. Manuel Aguilar, Professor of Art, California State University Los Angeles.


Mother of All: The largest directory of Art and Art History links by art discipline. Use for the best access to online art collections. Provided by the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.


Museums in the USA: A large online museum information network.


Scholarly Societies Project-Fine Arts: The SSP facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies across the world. A set of guidelines is used in determining whether to include resources on these pages. First published in 2001 by Jim Parrott, Editor of the Scholarly Societies Project. Although most links are still active, the site has not been updated since 2007.


South African Archaeological Society: Links to websites, institutions, museums and publications with information about South African Archaeology.


WorldImages: "WorldImages provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 50,000 images, is global in coverage, and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere. Its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into some 500 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings."


World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art: "A collection of links relating to art history and computer applications in art history. The site is sponsored by CHART, the Computers and History of Art Group."

Ancient History Encyclopedia: "This site is the web's full-text source of free information for Ancient History including definitions, articles, maps books, and illustrations." Enter search terms to locate specific sitesin multiple subject areas such as history, religion, architecture, etc.


ArtDaily: As the First Art Newspaper on the Net, Artdaily offers guides to artists, museums and the latest news in art around the world.


ArtLex Art Dictionary: "Reference material in art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education. Definitions of thousands of terms, illustrations, quotations, and links to other resources."


Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: "The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its holdings include nearly 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history, representing cultures throughout Asia."


Beazley Archive: "The premier online source for serious scholarly research in classical art and archaeology. This site holds digital representations of the archival collections of Sir John Beazley, an important taxonomist of ancient Greek vase painting."


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: An in-depth guide to large film and art collections on the Internet including many archival documents.


Buddhist Art: Featured on this interactive site are approximately 90 pieces of sculpture, painting, ritual implements and textiles from India, China, Tibet, Korea, Thailand and Japan from the Seattle Art Museum's Permanent Collection. The exhibit illustrates the spectacular development of Buddhist arts and trace the influence of indigenous artistic styles and materials over 2,200 years.


Cave of Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc: An interactive website dedicated to this cave in the Ardèche department of southern France that contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River. Discovered in 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. Scientific direction by Jean Clottes, conservateur général du patrimoine (Ministère de la culture et de la communication).


Cave of Lascaux: An virtual tour of this complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. Click on "A Visit to the Cave" for a sesational interactive tour within the cave which contains some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic art, with paintings estimated to be at least 17,300 years old. The paintings primarily consist of primitive images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. Developed by Norbert Aujoulat, conservateur du patrimoine, chef du département d'Art pariétal du Centre national de la Préhistoire.


Crocker Art Museum:"The Crocker Art Museum is dedicated to promoting an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. As the leading arts institution in the Sacramento Valley, the Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art, with an emphasis on the original Crocker family donation of California art and European drawings, contemporary northern California art and, more recently, of East Asian painting and international ceramics."


de Young Museum: The de Young Museum features exhibits such as American Paintings, American Sculpture, Decorative Art, African Art, Art of the Americas, Oceanic, Textiles, and the Dorothy and George Saxe Collection of Contemporary Craft collection.


Dictionary of Art Historians: A biographical and methodological database intended as a beginning point to learning the background of major art historians of western art history. It is a free, copyrighted scholarly database for the use of researchers, students and the public.


Getty Research Institute: Dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts, the Getty Research Library houses special collections of rare materials and digital resources. It includes the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the international projects and research of the Conservation Institute, and the philanthropic outreach of the Getty Foundation.


Ginney, Kolsoum: "Seriously involved in painting for her entire life, with the last several years chiefly spent in multi-media works, M. Kolsoum Ginney has drawn her inspiration from long hours in nature, and from her garden. Since 1967 she has been studying the art and philosophy of the East, with particular interest in art as a means of healing and balance for our lives."


Harvard University Art Museums: A tour of Fogg Art Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum and Straus Center for Conservation.


Hayes, Brian: Established in 1976, Brian's pottery studio is located on five acres of rolling foothills near Coloma, California. In 1989 he made the first of four trips to Japan to work with potters and fire wood burning kilns. Studio projects are done in stoneware and porcelain clays, designed and created without apprentices or hired hands. A current part-time instructor at El Dorado Center in Placerville, Brian teaches short-term classes at his studio in Coloma.


Iziko Museums: "South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture."


Kimbell Art Museum: This site provides a visual tour of the Precolumbian Art Collection housed at the Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.


Legion of Honor: "The Legion of Honor, San Francisco's most beautiful museum, displays an impressive collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building located in San Francisco's Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin's Thinker, which sits in the museum's Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country."


Louvre Museum: "The Louvre is the largest and most international art museum in the world." Open since 1793, the Louvre, located in Paris, France, is truly a universal institution. "Universal in the scope of its collections, it is also universal in its appeal to some 6 million visitors every year: a 21st-century museum rooted in 200 years of innovation."


Mesoamerican Precolumbian Art: Resources on Mesoamerican art in general. For specific cultures and periods, use the navigation links at the bottom of this page


Metropolitan Museum of Art: Explore the works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art browsing through the collection database of more than 30,000 art works from the Metropolitan's permanent collection, or search for information on a specific work.


Museum for African Art: "Dedicated to the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora, the Museum for African Art has organized nearly 70 exhibitions that have traveled to over 143 venues in 17 countries, bringing the art and cultures of Africa to a wide array of audiences worldwide."


Museum of Modern Art: "This museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of modern art. The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects."


National Endowment for the Arts: Established by Congress in 1965, the Endowment is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. It is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts , bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.


National Gallery of Art: A tour of the gallery's current exhibitions plus their complete collection of painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present, combining in-depth studies of artists and their works.


National Museum of Women in the Arts: "The National Museum of Women in the Arts has a long standing commitment to providing the public with in-depth educational materials relating to the arts and the ways women play an important role within them."

Pre-Columbian Art: This site showcases a collection of Pre-Columbian art provided by the "Jay I. Kislak Foundation, a private nonprofit cultural institution engaged in the collection, conservation, research and interpretation of rare books, manuscripts, maps and indigenous art and cultural artifacts of the Americas and other parts of the world."


Princeton University Art Museum: "The primary mission of the Princeton University Art Museum is to effectively support and enhance the university’s goals of teaching, research, and service. The museum does this through the study, preservation, conservation, exhibition, and development of its collections."


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: "This site delves into new terrain not only by providing timely and relevant information about visiting and enjoying the physical museum itself — our exhibitions, collections, educational activities, and public programs — but also as home for a special online gallery we call was created exclusively for the Web and explores new art forms that exist only in cyberspace. projects explore the new forms of storytelling in a space delineated by the personal computer screen, and investigate new models for the transposing of the notion of an online exhibition."


Shadieh Mirmobony, Assistant Professor, Folsom Lake College: This video is an excerpt of "The Sensation of Deception and the Prohibition of the "Graven" Images: On the Power of Image Making and Monotheism" by Art History Assistant Professor Shadieh Mirmobiny. It was presented at the first annual Image Conference at UCLA in Decemeber 2010. The paper explores questions such as: what is monotheism's concern with image making? Why was it prohibited? Why this prohibition did not stop the production of the arts within the three Abrahamic religions? Is there a connection between monotheism and democracy? If there is one, can understanding it have any impact on current affairs and policies?


Welty, Margaret: "Currently an art professor at Folsom Lake College, Margaret also creates, directs and hosts the TV show, Art Creativity and You, now in its fourth season in the Sacramento region." To view Margaret's current teaching schedule, go to the Folsom Lake College website.