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NYPL Digital GalleryProvides access to over 672,153 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Smithsonian Archives of American ArtSince 1954, the Archives has collected roughly 16 million letters, photographs, diaries, sketches, scrapbooks, business records, and other documentation that supports the study of the history of the visual arts in America.
Web Gallery of ArtVirtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries.
SmarthistorySmarthistory.org is a free and open, not-for-profit, art history textbook.
Art Project, powered by Google"Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces."
Guggenheim Art CatalogsThe Guggenheim has digitized 65 of their art catalogs and made them available online for free. Once you select a title you want to view, click on the "Read Catalogue Online" link to view the full-text.
Getty Research PortalThe Getty Research Portal™ is an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain. Through this multilingual, multicultural union catalog, scholars can search and download complete digital copies of publications for the study of art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Portal is free to all users.
New York Art Resources ConsortiumCombines resources of three New York City art museums (The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art). Access to catalogs and digital collections.
National Gallery of Art ImagesNGA Images is a repository of more than 25,000 open access digital images from the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share and download images.
MetPublicationsMetPublications provides the full-text of 372 out-of-print titles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1964. It also provides a description and table of contents for most titles, even if full-text is not available. Search by title, author, keyword, publication type, type of art, and format.
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