Tutt Library Research Guides
|There are lots of museums,
galleries and the like online
with exhibits and information.
National Gallery of Art - illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to today.
Earth as Art: A Landsat Perspective - shows striking photos of Aleutian clouds, Atlas Mountains (Morocco), Bolivian deforestation, the Great Salt Desert in Iran, Dragon Lake (Siberia), the Everglades, Ganges River delta, Iceland fjord, Karman vortices, Kilimanjaro (East Africa), the world's largest glacier (Lambert Glacier), & more.
A few sorts of online exhibits:
'Coso Rock Art' - examines one of the most extensive & best-preserved concentrations of prehistoric rock art in the U.S.; see photos & learn about the people who made these 250,000 drawings on rocks at China Lake, California, 1000 to 3000 years ago.
Interact - offers interactive explorations of American art -- slideshows, artists' studios, art restoration, lectures by art critics, artists discussing their craft. (American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution)
Picturing America - introduce students to America's art treasures and promote American history and culture of 20 posters including images of "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,""Washington Crossing the Delaware," and "Looking Down Yosemite Valley," and works by Audubon, Catlin, Benton, Cole, Homer, Rockwell, Wyeth, and others. (NEH)
There is an great deal of information available starting with:
Meet the Artist interviews: a playwright, dancer, musical conductor, storyteller, musician, photographer, puppeteer, and others. (MA)
Gerard ter Borch, (1617-1681) - displays 14 pieces by one of the finest of all Dutch 17th-century painters; renowned for refined interior scenes & mastery in rendering materials, particularly satins. (NGA)
Alexander Calder - looks at the works, working methods, & the life of a man who revolutionized sculpture by introducing movement as a key component; take a virtual tour of the "mobiles" (a form of sculpture he invented) & "stabiles"
Cezanne in Provence, (1839-1906), a founding father of modern art; more than 30 paintings and drawings in the impressionist and post impressionist movements.
Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, late 20th century - the life & works of the minimalist artist featuring fluorescent light
Winslow Homer, (1836-1910). - works from Civil War battlefields and farmlands to the North Sea fishing village of Cullercoats, the rocky coast of Maine, the Adirondacks, and the Caribbean; 35 high-resolution images of his paintings; video clips about his life
Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries - more than 50 years a representative collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs of one of the most influential figures in early twentieth-century art; see his photos and interviesw
Gilbert Stuart, (1755-1828) - examines the life & career of early America's most successful portraitist, is known for his portraits of famous people of early America, including the first five Presidents
Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg - looks at prints and the development of this American artist
who rose to prominence in the 1950s; his prints brought commonplace objects and representational images back into the avant-garde steering print studios in new directions. (National Gallery of Art)