This guide provides links to selected Web sites that are related to the history of art and architecture. A wealth of information about art and architecture can be found on the Web. Virtual tours of museums, quality images of art works, and textual information can be retrieved easily using the sites listed below. For additional sites on studio art go to Web Guide: Studio Arts. If you are interested in art in schools, try Web Guide: Art Education.

You may also wish to consult Art Information and the Internet by Lois Swan Jones located in Cornette Library's Reference Collection (N 59 .J66 1999 Ref). This book provides an excellent discussion of using the Internet to find information on art, as well as listings of hundreds of Web sites and other Internet resources.

Associations and Professional Organizations

American Association of Museums
Presents information on membership, services, events, publications, advertising and media opportunities, bookstore, and related organizations.
College Art Association
Professional organization of artists, art historians, fine arts educators, and museum directors and curators. Provides information on membership, career and professional development, CAA publications and conferences, and related news items.
Society of Architectural Historians
Encourages scholarly research and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments. Offers information on membership, activities, local chapters, and projects, as well as numerous links to related Web sites.

Citation Help

Web Guide: Citing Internet and Print Resources
A list of links to various style manuals.

Current Awareness Resources

Web Sites
Daily news items on art and a free Arts News Service delivered three times/week by e-mail.


Art & Architecture Thesaurus Browser (Getty Information Institute)
Provides information on terms "used to describe art, architecture, decorative arts, material culture, and archival materials."
Getty Provenance Index (Getty Research Institute)
Offers access to several searchable databases providing information on the history of collecting and the provenance of art works.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (Getty Research Institute)
Locate current and historical places related to art and architecture.
Full-text articles from 55 core journals on art and art history. Coverage is from Volume 1 Issue 1 to the most current 3-5 years. Off-campus access available only to West Texas A&M faculty, students, and staff.
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Research Institute)
Learn about over 200,000 artists worldwide from antiquity to the present.

Digital Collections

Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
Provides access to documentation (text and images) on thousands of buildings and engineering structures housed in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Georgia O'Keeffe and Texas
Cornette library site with unique images of O'Keeffe, plus images of some of her artwork and personal items.


Index of Art History Departments' Websites Around the World
Lists schools in the United States and foreign countries that have art history department Web pages. Click on the link in the left frame to get to the index.


Images (resizable to fit the screen) of works of over 200 artists.
Provides access to hundreds of images at museum Web sites, image archives, and other online sources. Searchable by artist's name.
Digital Imaging Project
Images of architecture and sculpture from the classical period to the Post-Modern.
World Art Treasures
Includes images from the Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation of art works from Egypt, India, Asia, and Europe.

Job/Career Guides

Career Alternatives for Art Historians
This site lists skills, knowledge, and educational requirements for various careers, like art librarian, antiques dealer, curatorial consultant, and more, open to art historians. Links are also provided, in some cases, to additional resources related to these careers.
Career Learning Center (College Art Association)
CAA offers several videos and documents with career guidance and advice.
College Art Association Standards & Guidelines
Five categories of standards, guidelines, and resume and CV information.


International Directory of Art Libraries
Provides information, including addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, hours of operation, personnel listings, and links to Web pages, for "nearly 3,000 libraries and library departments with specialized holdings in art, architecture, and archaeology throughout the world."
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