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Baroque Art & Architecture - National Gallery of Art

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This site - Triumph of the Baroque - is designed to accompany the National Gallery of Art's exhibition by the same name. The site covers a number of aspects of ...more
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This site - Triumph of the Baroque - is designed to accompany the National Gallery of Art's exhibition by the same name. The site covers a number of aspects of baroque artistic style, providing a working example for each section. This makes it a nice art history teaching tool for either individual use, teacher reference, or group presentation.

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Use this site as a learning center or station during a unit on the Baroque period. To assess what students are learning from the site,have students use a tool such as Woices (beta) (reviewed here). This site allows students to create audio recordings AND choose a location (on a map) where the story takes place. This allows students to connect the events of this era of the Renaissance to a geographic location. This would be a useful resource in an Art history or World History classroom.

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Asian Art

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This on-line journal is dedicated to the study and exhibition of Asian Art. There are links to Asian Art Associations, Exhibitions, articles and Galleries featuring Asian Art. This...more
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This on-line journal is dedicated to the study and exhibition of Asian Art. There are links to Asian Art Associations, Exhibitions, articles and Galleries featuring Asian Art. This is an excellent resource for the teacher or student of Asian Art. (A NetGuide Platinum Site)

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The Art of Tibet

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6 to 12
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This is a beautifully-designed on-line exhibition which shows Tibetan artistic and cultural items in stunning detail. The narrative explains the significance of the items in Tibetan...more
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This is a beautifully-designed on-line exhibition which shows Tibetan artistic and cultural items in stunning detail. The narrative explains the significance of the items in Tibetan culture while explaining some of this history of this ancient land. Suitable for inclusion in any survey of oriental or east Asian art and culture.

tag(s): china (66), india (36)

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Use this site as a resource for a picture-walk in your classroom during a lesson on early Himalayan/Indian Culture. Select 10-15 of the most striking images of this site, print, and hang around the classroom at designated areas. Have students rotate between pictures, every 30-45 seconds, jotting down what they observe and infer. This activity works best if the images selected reflect different aspects of the culture - from agriculture, class-systems, economy, etc. If looking for a graphic organizer to structure the notes more, we recommend using Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).

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Art History Resources

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9 to 12
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The art history resources index page will lead you to thousands of historically oriented resources. This site includes links to visual arts, performing arts, antiques, literature, architecture,...more
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The art history resources index page will lead you to thousands of historically oriented resources. This site includes links to visual arts, performing arts, antiques, literature, architecture, and film. An Arts Search engine is also included in the site. The student or teacher of Art History would find this site invaluable.

tag(s): art history (70)

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What is great about this site is that all artists are first organized by popular movement/time period, and then ABC order. Use this site to show specific examples of work done by an artist one is studying in the classroom. For history teachers, this would be a good site to show how art reflects society. Select an art source that originates from the time period you are studying in class. Share the image with students on the interactive whiteboard or projector, and debate what you can learn from society based on this picture. For example, the image "Napoleon Bonaparte Visiting the Plague-Stricken in Jaffa" by Antoine-Jean Gros. From that image you can pull out that there was a plague, the differences in class, and the impact of war on French society. While it might sound lofty, the right image can show these kind of details and can show the broadened definition of what can constitute as a primary or secondary source.

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Art History Network

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The Art History Network is a resource for Art History, Archaeology, and Architecture resources on the web. The Art and Historical Era section leads to links of various art history ...more
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The Art History Network is a resource for Art History, Archaeology, and Architecture resources on the web. The Art and Historical Era section leads to links of various art history eras from Ancient Art to Modern. Each link leads to more links on that particular era including references, magazine/journals, discussions groups, organizations, and jobs. The Artists section and the Civilization sections work similarly. This site is maintained by the Art History Network.

tag(s): archeology (32), architecture (83), art history (70)

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This site is of great value to the Art Historian, Social Studies teacher and Art Educator.

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ArtLex

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6 to 12
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Here's a no-holds-barred dictionary of art terms and information. Beginners will find the basics; serious students and art history buffs will find additional people, terms, and information....more
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Here's a no-holds-barred dictionary of art terms and information. Beginners will find the basics; serious students and art history buffs will find additional people, terms, and information. If you need an art definition, this is the place to look.

tag(s): dictionaries (56)

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Save this site as a favorite on your teacher webpage for students to use as a review when needed. Students can refresh on terms before a test OR to begin an arthistory class, use this site as a way to quickly get students up to speed with the vernacular.

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Artchive

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7 to 12
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This smartly designed site offers an expanding collection of digital art images, as well as a half dozen different "exhibitions" and sections dealing with other art and design issues....more
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This smartly designed site offers an expanding collection of digital art images, as well as a half dozen different "exhibitions" and sections dealing with other art and design issues.

tag(s): images (266)

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Good information for teacher use, and also as an idea starter for students.

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Art and Culture

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Here's a nice resource for retrieving short bios and explanations of people and events in the history of art, music, and other cultural disciplines. While the write-ups aren't remarkable,...more
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Here's a nice resource for retrieving short bios and explanations of people and events in the history of art, music, and other cultural disciplines. While the write-ups aren't remarkable, the use of time lines and other graphical devices helps users understand the relationship of the selection to other events and issues. You'll need the Macromedia Flash/Shockwave player, available from the TeachersFirst Toolbox.

tag(s): biographies (87), news (261)

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While the information is not exactly encyclopedia worthy, this site is an interesting way to connect cultural figures together. Use this site as a way to get students interested to continue further research on cultural figures. Provide the site as a resource for any one working on a research project.

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African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning

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This site is maintained by the University of Virginia and is appropriate for high school and AP students. It shows unique exhibits with explanations of the pieces shown. The explanations...more
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This site is maintained by the University of Virginia and is appropriate for high school and AP students. It shows unique exhibits with explanations of the pieces shown. The explanations are clear and would be helpful to even the 'not so introspective' student.

tag(s): africa (180)

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A teacher could quickly and easily retrieve African American art examples from this site which could be incorporated in Social Science, Art or History classes. Especially useful in multicultural studies.

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Van Gogh at the National Gallery - National Gallery of Art

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This is the web site for the recent Van Gogh exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The "images" section provides both descriptions and pictures of the paintings ...more
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This is the web site for the recent Van Gogh exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The "images" section provides both descriptions and pictures of the paintings in the exhibition. Click on the paintings for a look at the details of Van Gogh's famous brush stroke technique - the sort of detail you don't usually see on the Web.

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Pottery from Mexico's Oaxaca Regions

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This visually impressive site describes the artistic skills which have been used for centuries to make pottery in the Oaxaca region of southern Mexico. There are design examples, lots...more
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This visually impressive site describes the artistic skills which have been used for centuries to make pottery in the Oaxaca region of southern Mexico. There are design examples, lots of pictures, and other information. Privately produced.

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The Rodin Museum

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Here's a guide to the French museum housing many of Rodin's sculptures and other works of art. In addition to images, there are descriptions of how the artist worked and ...more
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Here's a guide to the French museum housing many of Rodin's sculptures and other works of art. In addition to images, there are descriptions of how the artist worked and his life history.

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The National Museum of American Art - Smithsonian Institution

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Home page for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art. ...more
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Home page for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art.

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The National Gallery - National Gallery of Art

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Home page for Washington's National Gallery of Art. The site includes a number of resources for parents, teachers and students. ...more
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Home page for Washington's National Gallery of Art. The site includes a number of resources for parents, teachers and students.

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The Museum of Modern Art

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Home page for New York's Museum of Modern Art - an outstanding resource for modern art collections. ...more
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Home page for New York's Museum of Modern Art - an outstanding resource for modern art collections.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Home page for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of America's largest collections ...more
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Home page for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of America's largest collections

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The Cleveland Museum of Art

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Home page for one of the nation's finest art museum, the Cleveland site includes many pages for children and educators. ...more
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Home page for one of the nation's finest art museum, the Cleveland site includes many pages for children and educators.

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Make a Splash with Color

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Here's an online color theory lesson with a hands-on twist. Users can select, blend, and manipulate colors in several different ways to experiment with the use of color in different...more
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Here's an online color theory lesson with a hands-on twist. Users can select, blend, and manipulate colors in several different ways to experiment with the use of color in different settings. Lots of interesting lesson possibilities.

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Italian Sculpture - the Last 1200 Years

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Here is a collection of superb images of Italian sculpture. The catalogue is by artist, and there are special sections on the cities of Florence and Rome. This site is ...more
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Here is a collection of superb images of Italian sculpture. The catalogue is by artist, and there are special sections on the cities of Florence and Rome. This site is in Italian, but since it's image intensive it's not hard to navigate using the artists' names. Definitely worth a try for art and art history classes.

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Introduce the images on this site when teaching about the Renaissance in a World History classroom. Select the images needed and share them over the interactive whiteboard or projector.

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The Frick Collection

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This site includes a tour of the large art collection which industrialist Henry Clay Frick bequeathed to the people of Pittsburgh at the turn of the century. The site includes ...more
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This site includes a tour of the large art collection which industrialist Henry Clay Frick bequeathed to the people of Pittsburgh at the turn of the century. The site includes detailed reproduction of many of the paintings and other works in the collection.

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