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Albany Institute of History & Art
Permanent collection of 20,000+ objects featuring Hudson River School paintings, limner portraits, sculpture, silver, pewter, ceramics, 18-19c furniture, regional contemporary art, public programs & changing exhibitions throughout the year.

Architectural Net Resources
List of resources focused on reference information, collections, images, specific architects, and texts. They also maintain a page of resources by subject and places. From the Society of Architectural Historians.

Architecture and Interior Design for Twentieth Century America
The Gittscho-Schleisner Collection is "comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures." They are located primarily in the northeastern United States, mainly the New York City area, and Florida. Also included are the homes of notable Americans and several U.S. presidents, as well as the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. This is part of the American Memory project of the Library of Congress.

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus Browser
The AAT is a comprehensive vocabulary of nearly 120,000 terms for describing objects, textural materials, images, architecture and material culture from antiquity to the present.

The core of this most excellent art site is a collection of more than 2,200 of the best scans of works of over 200 artists. If you have a good monitor you'll get a sense of the potential for digitized images. Galleries contains scanner and curator Mark Harden's online exhibitions (not to be missed!); Juxtapositions is a collection of art exhibit reviews with the images linked; Theory and Criticism has some of the best in art criticism hyperlinked to the art being discussed; reviews of art CD-ROMS; and a collection of links to major art resources.

Subtitled "The Guide to Museum-Quality Art on the Internet," this site serves as a comprehensive index to the online exhibits of thousands of artists. Search by artist's name or browse the A to Z listing. Entries include links to museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. The focus is primarily painting and sculpture, but a smattering of other media (e.g., architecture, decorative arts) is represented. Claims to be a work in progress, and an impressive one it is.

Art History Resources
Provides a survey of art history from ancient times to the present day divided by period with separate links to research resources, an extensive list of museums and galleries by country, online journals, exhibits, and university art departments. Time periods are divided into countries, cultures, and styles. Noted individual artists are also included.

Ask Joan of Art -
Do you have a question about American art and don't know how to
find the answer? Art information specialists at the Smithsonian
American Art Museum, using print and electronic reference sources,
will help you get started.
If you ask a specific query, you will receive a brief factual answer. If
you ask a broad question, they will direct you to sources that will help
you with your research. Since all responses will be delivered via email,
it is essential that you include a valid email address.

Great Buildings Online
An excellent international and historical directory for built architecture. Over 750 buildings and their architects are available, complete with brief biographical information, sometimes the designers words, descriptions of the buildings, and a short resource list. Each building has construction date, location, building type, and other fields, all searchable. Many buildings have photos (ones with photos online are in bold). TheArchitectural Types" page includes lists within timelines, building types, climate, locales, architectural styles, contexts, and building elements. There are 3-D models, with technical information about viewing, as well as links to the free software required.

World Art Treasures
One of the most original cultural sites on the World Wide Web. This fantastic collection (over 100,000 slides) of art historian Jacques-Edouard Berger is being presented by his father, also a historian, Rene Berger. Currently includes: Vermeer and his contemporaries in Italy, Spain, France, and Holland; Italian Renaissance gardens - Villa d'Este, Bomarzo, Villa Lante; A Shared Vision - Egypt, China; Botticelli - including a history of the world at this time; Roman Portraits from Egypt - Fayyum portraits; Pilgrimage to Abydos; Art from Egypt, China, Japan, India, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar/Burma.

World Wide Arts Resources
WWAR is a great searchable directory of art sites with more than 3000 categories and over 150,000 pages. Some of the major categories include: Museums, Antiques, Arts Resources, Commercial Arts and Galleries, Artist Index, Festivals, and Performance Arts.

last updated 12/4/06

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William K. Sanford Town Library
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Loudonville, NY 12211

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