Arts — Wilton Library
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Page Contents


  • Art History Resources on the Web
    An excellent directory of links compiled by a college professor.
  • Art Source
    Created by a former art librarian, this site contains annotated links to art and architecture sites. Categories include electronic exhibitions, image collections, online art journals, art schools and university art/architecture programs, libraries, museums, organizations, and more.
  • Artcyclopedia
    Search for your favorite artist or movement. Artcyclopedia will show you some of their best work and museums where they are displayed.
  • ArtLex Art Dictionary
    A browseable collection of terms and definitions, often accompanied by images, graphics and links to museum sites.
  • ArtNet
    Devoted to the business side of the visual arts. Find information about auctions, galleries, museums and art fairs.
  • Arts Journal
    A daily digest of some of the best online arts and cultural journalism.
  • Internet ArtResources
    Provides links to specific galleries & artists.


  • American Institute of Architects
    The AIA – Good design makes a difference!
  • Architect Online
    Industry news, market intelligence, business and technology solutions, continuing education, a building products database, and other resources for the practicing architect.
  • Cyburbia: The Urban Planning Portal
    Provides links to resources in urban planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.
  • The Great Buildings Collection
    Illustrations, architectural drawings, 3D models and photographic images of over 800 buildings from around the world and across history.


  • British Museum
    This site has been developed to enable visitors to access and engage with the Museum’s collection online and to provide practical information for people planning to visit the Museum.
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
    Access to the collections, services and programs of both the deYoung and the Legion of Honor Museums.
  • Louvre Museum
    Collections and exhibitions in Paris.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
    The collections, special exhibits, a timeline of art history, and a great deal more.
  • MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art
    Modern and contemporary art, paintings and sculpture, prints, drawings, photos, architectural models and drawings, decorative arts, furniture. Includes online images.
  • MuseumSpot
    Search for museums (art and other) by location, artist, specialty, or name.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Information about the collections, museum membership and the calendar of exhibits, programs and events.
  • National Gallery of Art
    Exhibits, programs, events, the gallery shop, and more.
  • National Gallery of Canada
    Exhibits, virtual galleries, information about the artists, and special sections for kids, teens and teachers.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
    A virtual tour, an online store and information about the programs and exhibits.
  • Rijksmuseum
    Home of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” Tour more than 1,250 major exhibits.
  • State Hermitage Museum

    IBM and the Hermitage Museums present this website to showcase the vast collections of the State Museum of Russia, founded by Catherine the Great in 1764.
  • Tate Collections
    Tate holds the national collections of British art and of international modern art. All 65,000 works are online, each with its own information page. The majority are illustrated.
  • Victoria & Albert
    The official site of London’s V&A, the largest museum of decorative arts in the world, has an image database with images of over 24,000 items.

Performing Arts

  • American Ballet Theatre’s Online Dictionary
    Defines everything from adagio to virtuoso, which are demonstrated by ABT Company dancers. [QuickTime plug-in required for some content]
  • Aria Database
    A searchable index of arias from Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and others.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Archive
    Home for all Gilbert & Sullivan related activities: archives include librettos, song scores, plot summaries, art, and audio files.
  • KMC: A Brief Guide to Internet Resources in Theatre and Performance Studies
    An index of Internet resources on performing arts.
  • Musical Cast Album Database
    A searchable database of more than 3,200 recordings of Broadway and other musicals. Search by title, composer, lyricist, book author, artist, conductor or song.
  • OperaGlass
    Detailed information including performance histories, synopses, libretti, discographies, pictures, links to opera company Web sites, and more.
  • Playbill
    Find playbill information on currently running Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, news, reviews and theatre listings from around the world.
  • Pianopedia
    Search engine in English and French “designed for piano teachers and students, as well as performing pianists.” Detailed reference source for the classical piano repertoire.
  • Sapphire Swan Dance Directory
    An index of dance resources on the Web, searchable by dance style.
  • Theatre History on the Web
    The University of Washington School of Drama created this site to aid students and historians doing online research on the history of theatre.
  • Voice of Dance
    Dance news, performance schedules, schedules, and reviews of dance companies nationwide are offered. An alphabetical list of links to over 900 ballet, modern dance, jazz, flamenco, and butoh dance companies and organizations is available. Sponsored by Danskin.

Visual Arts

  • Artchive
    The Artchive offers browser access in HTML format to the archive for all of my fine art scans. There are now more than 2,000 scans from over 200 different artists.
  • AskART
    A reference database with information on over 34,000 North American artists including biographies, auction records, profiles, and image gallery, and lists of museums holding each artist’s work.
  • Getty Publications: Visual Library

    Free digital backlist titles are available from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, and Getty Research Institute collections.

  • Graphic Witness
    Exploring social commentary through graphic imagery by artists from the turn of the 20th century to the present, with related bibliographic and biographic data.
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
    The permanent collection comprised of more than 3,000 works provides a comprehensive survey of art by women from the 16th century to the present, with new acquisitions added regularly.
    Full of useful information for the novice and experienced photographer alike. Find equipment reviews, advice on technique, and links to online photography exhibits. See Popular Photography, too.
  • Sculpture Center
    A nonprofit organization fostering the careers of emerging sculptors and promoting the conservation of outdoor sculpture.
  • Web Gallery of Art
    The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850), currently containing over 25.200 reproductions.
  • World Artist Directory
    The Internet’s source for accomplished artists worldwide.