The internet offers a wide range of resources on art education.  We have compiled a list of some of our favorite web pages and will continue to add to this list as we encounter interesting and engaging art-related sites.

Below please find a list of relevant links on a variety of art-related topics:

ART HISTORY: 

Google Art Project: Online database of high resolution images of famed artworks in museums throughout the world, complete with art historical online activities and resources

Artcyclopedia:  General guide to artists, masterpieces, and art movements

ArtHistory.net: Guide to artists, art styles and periods, and art mediums

Smarthistory: Open art history textbook presented by the Khan Academy on artists and artistic styles and themes; includes an art historical timeline

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History from the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art New York: Chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of art history

The Art Story: Guide to modern art including information about artists, art movements, timelines, art theory, and current exhibitions

ARTISTS: 

Artble: Encyclopedic website with information about various artists

Famous Artists 125: Brief biographies on famous artists

ART TERMINOLOGY:

The Getty Research Institute: Online dictionary of art terms

The Artist’s Tookit: In depth guide to the tools (visual elements and principles) that artist’s use to create a composition

ArtLex: Extensive online dictionary of art terms for artists, collectors, students, and educators

PRINTMAKING: 

What is a print?: Animated examples of the following printmaking techniques: Woodcut, etching, lithography, and screenprint for a more comprehensive understanding of the printmaking process

Printeresting: Online resource for all things print related including artwork, news, technology, and critical discourse

The Print Perspective: Online resource explaining the history and process of various printmaking techniques

IMAGE DATABASES: 

AMICO (Art Museum Image Consortium): Online image database drawn from museums around the world; membership required

Web Gallery of Art: Database of European painting and sculpture from the 11th to mid-19th centuries

MUSEUMS: 

University of Michigan Museums List: Comprehensive list of major museums worldwide with links provided to their respective webpages; most museum sites allow you to browse their collections and current exhibitions and many offer educational resources for teachers and students

De Young: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

SFMOMA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

EDUCATOR RESOURCES:

NGA Classroom:  Presented by the National Gallery of Art, this site offers online resources for teachers and students such as online interactive lesson units, teaching packets, and games and activities.

Harcourt School Publishers Art Express: Lesson plans and resources for teachers and parents of students in grades 1-5

ArtsEdge: Lesson plans for teachers of all age groups

KinderArt: Lesson plans for teachers of all age groups but with a focus on the K-5 age group

HaringKids: Lesson plans and educator resources based on the life and art of Keith Haring

The Incredible Art Department: Extensive site featuring an extensive range of lesson plans and art resources for students of all ages

Denver Art Museum Creativity Resource: Lesson plans, resources, and images for teachers surrounding the collections and exhibitions of the Denver Art Museum

The Museum Network- Portraits: Featuring works of portraiture from 5 Museum collections, this site discusses the various aspects of portraiture

INTERACTIVE ART WEBSITES: 

Art Babble: Video shorts on various art-related topics

Destination Modern Art at MoMA: Animated interactive tour of the Museum of Modern Art New York for elementary and middle school students

Picassohead: Create your own Picassohead online

Getty Games: Interactive website presented by the Getty Museum featuring art-related games and activities for students

Art Zone –  Presented by the National Gallery of Art, this site offers a variety of ways for students to create art online

SmARTkids – Presented by the University of Chicago, this animated site offers a variety of ways to explore art through games and virtual tours

Curious Corner – Presented by the Art Institute Chicago, this animated site directed towards younger students at the elementary level offers a variety of interactive games, activities, and stories

Artsconnected – interactive Web site that provides access to works of art and educational resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center for K-12 educators, students, and scholars

Art21 – Presented by PBS, this site chronicles the lives and works of contemporary artists through the series Art in the Twenty-First Century; complete with educator resources and artist profiles