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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search specialized encyclopedias and reference books on a wide rage of subjects, including the arts.
Search for an artistic movement or music period, an artist or composer, a medium or instrument, or broad topics in this general encyclopedia. Results include information, images, and links.
Biography in Context
Search for a composer, artist, actor, or dancer. If they're famous, they're in this database of over 500,000 people.
The Art Project
A partnership between Google and over 150 partners worldwide, including many renowned museums. Take a walk through museums around the world, view masterworks with brushstroke level detail, or create your own collection to share online.
Access the wealth of information available from the J. Paul Getty Trust, which is dedicated to "critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Provides a thorough timeline of art history worldwide, including works of art and thematic essays. Browse by geographic region, thematic category, or time period.
National Gallery of Art
Search the collection of the National Gallery in Washington D.C., view online lessons, or take an online tour.
Seattle Art Museum's Online Learning
View sites related to Seattle Art Museum exhibits both past and present, including: online art tours, art activities, background information, glossaries, bibliographies, web links, and more.
ArtsEdge: The Kennedy Center's Education Network
View ArtsEdge resources by theme. Resources include articles, videos, interactive games, and audio clips.
Internet Resources for Music, Theatre and Dance
An extensive list of links from the Library of Congress's Performing Arts Reading Room.
New York Philharmonic KidZone
Learn about composers, instruments, and music periods- and play games too! Shockwave plugin is required.
WGBH Classical Kids
An online streaming radio station for kids featuring classical music as well as fun facts about composers and instruments.