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Web Gallery of Art
A virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 11th to mid-19th centuries. The images are meant for educational and personal purposes. They are optimized for best viewing online but not print reproduction.
Contemporary Art Daily
An online publication of the Contemporary Art Group, each day this website adds pictures and descriptions of art exhibitions worldwide.
British Library Images Online
An extensive image bank of high quality imagery reflecting the vast British Library collections available to inspire designers, editorial, and creative industries around the world.
National Museum of Australia
Provides online images and collections focusing on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment.
Colorado and the West
Denver Art Museum
Browse and search collections at the Denver Art Museum.
Art of the West
Provides access to past issues of Art of the West and portfolios of over 300 artists depicting the American West, and their featured works available online.
Autry Museum of the American West
Browse and search the Autry's online collections of art and artifacts from the American West, each accompanied by an object description.
Clyfford Still Museum Videos (Denver)
Videos discussing and showing axample of abstract expressionism, conservation, and Clyfford Still's work and life.
Denver Urban Art Directory
Images and information on public art in Denver.
Heard Museum Digital Library
The Digital Library represents a virtual selection from the Heard Museum archives and art collection, an extensive collection of art, photographs, and other documentary works with an emphasis on Indigenous people in the Greater Southwest.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (Denver)
Take a virtual tour of the museum's decorative arts, Colorado art, and a collection of Vance Kirkland's paintings.
Mountain West Digital Library
A search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region supplying free access to hundreds of thousands of resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.
Plateau People's Web Portal
A gateway to Plateau peoples' cultural materials held in multiple repositories including the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, the National Anthropological Archives and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution. The materials in the Portal have been chosen and curated by tribal representatives.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's MetPublications site offers several catalogs of ancient Greek and Roman art. Note that some ancient Greek or Roman art is included in other collections that come up (such as one on Celtic art).
The Getty Museum has some exhibition catalogues available through their virtual library.
The British Museum's Library offers several thousand pages' worth of exhibition catalogs online. Search for the words "exhibition catalogue" (using the British spelling of "catalogue," and in quotation marks) for the most thorough results.
Digital Art Repositories
ARTstor is a digital library that contains hundreds of thousands of high-resolution images of art, architecture, and archaeological artifacts; each is accompanied by descriptive information.
Art Institute of Chicago
Search and view online image collections. The Art Institute's site offers very detailed search features and high-resolution images.
Manuscripts, maps, books, photographs, artworks, & other rare & unique materials from the collections of the Newberry, Chicago's independent research library since 1887.
Google Arts & Culture
Explore works of art by artist, style, period, materials, medium, and more. (Formerly titled Google Cultural Institute.)
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
Search or browse through and view a variety of digital collections related to American history. topics include: music, African American history, presidents, artists, World War I speeches, American travels, poetry, architecture, baseball cards, dance, and more.
Manchester Art Gallery
Search and view images of fine art, decorative art, and costumes
Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Collections
Searches only the open access images. Uncheck the 'Open Access' only option to view the rest of the Met's collections. Also accessible through ArtStor.
National Gallery (UK)
A digital collection of paintings, articles from the National Gallery Technical Bulletin, brochures describing exhibits and audio tours, and biographical information about artists.
National Gallery of Art (US)
Browse and search their collection digitized from a variety of media: paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts and media arts.
National Museum of the American Indian Collections
NMAI has one of the most extensive collections of Native American arts and artifacts in the world, representing over 12,000 years of history and more than 1,200 indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. It is an active part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Explore art held in the Netherlands' Rijksmuseum. Create collections of images. Images are high-resolution and come with information about the item's history, materials, and more.
Art Auction Houses
These very large and famous auction houses have websites that allow searches for both on sale and sold items. The images are good quality and some even allow closer examination of the items. Items include contemporary art, photography, fine art, and design as well as jewelry, antiquities, watches and clocks, European ceramics, and Asian and Chinese artwork and calligraphy.