Sites by Subject · Art & Architecture

Research Databases

Art Retrospective
Bibliographic database that cumulates citations to volumes 1–32 of the print edition of the Art Index (1929–1984). Articles from periodicals published throughout the world are cited in the database.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.

General Sites

Art and Architecture Resources on the Internet
The New York Public Library's Art and Architecture Collections' guide to art resources on the Internet.
Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
An extensive database of artists, mainly painters and sculptors. Browse artists by name, nationality, subject, medium, or movement.
Art & History: Site Database & Search
A searchable database which provides information on arts of all types,


AIA Cincinnati
From the Cincinnati chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Find information about hiring an architect, architecture in Cincinnati, contract documents, news, or link to the national AIA site.
Architecture Visual Resources Library
View images of buildings at the Architecture Visual Resources Library from the University of California at Berkeley.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Information about schools of architecture in the U.S.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture
Information about the CCA, a museum and study center devoted to international architecture, plus extensive links to other architecture resources. The Urban Planning Portal
The Internet's oldest portal site for urban planners and others interested in cities and the built environment.
Great Buildings Collection
Images and information about 750 famous buildings from around the world and across history.
Metropolis Online
The online version of Metropolis magazine devoted to architecture and design.


A Cincinnati-based e-journal for critical thinking, review and reflective prose on contemporary visual art.
Dia Center for the Arts
Home page for a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts organization based in New York City.
NYFA Interactive
A communications network for the arts community from the New York Foundation for the Arts featuring art education resources, news, job postings, artists resources and workshops.

Art History

Mother of All Art History Links Pages
Large site with links for resources, images, online exhibits, museums, etc.
Web Gallery of Art
Thousands of digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1100 and 1850. Search by artist, date, school, form, type, location, title, or text.
Worldwide Arts Resources
A comprehensive source for information and links for the visual and performing arts.

Fashion & Costume Design

The Costume Page
A source for costuming resources online. Provides many helpful links plus information about museums, organizations, events, etc.
The Costume Site
A large, well-organized directory including links to historical information, events, organizations, and costume supplies.
Fashion Net
Covers fashion shows, magazines, modeling, schools, associations, and the fashion industry.


Art on Film Online
A clearinghouse for information about film, video, CD-ROM, and other interactive productions on fine arts, architecture, photography, decorative arts, and related topics.

Funding & Support

Americans for the Arts
A national organization that promotes broad access to the arts for all Americans. Includes information about upcoming events such as the Awards gala and conferences.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Arts Organizations
Use this directory for local resources.
National Endowment for the Arts
Explore arts features, interviews and online exhibits, and resources from the federal government.
Ohio Arts Council
Search for information about events, publications, grants, and educational opportunities sponsored by the OAC.


American Museum of Photography
Take a tour, view online exhibits, learn about preserving photographs, or browse the bookstore and links.
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Located in Rochester, New York, in the former home of the Eastman-Kodak founder George Eastman, the museum houses a large collection of photographs, motion pictures, and photographic equipment.
International Center of Photography
Located in New York City, the International Center of Photography is a museum, a photography school, and a center for photography. Online exhibitions are available.
A large directory of links for amateurs and professionals providing information about exhibits, equipment, and other areas of interest.

Museums & Galleries

Art Institute of Chicago
Obtain information about the museum's outstanding collections, exhibitions, programs, and resources.
Art Museum Network
Information on the world's major museums, including exhibition calendars.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Museums
Use this directory for local resources.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Home page of a leading design museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution.
ICOM · International Council of Museums
A comprehensive directory of online museums and museum-related resources.
Louvre Museum (Paris)
Find information about the museum's history and collection, as well as online tours and ticket sales.
MOMA · The Museum of Modern Art, New York
A comprehensive source of information for MOMA, including exhibitions and programs, research resources, publications, and online projects.
National Gallery of Art
A well-organized site relating to this outstanding museum in our nation's capital. Includes online tours, exhibition information, general information, and an online gallery shop.
Smithsonian Institution
Information about the Smithsonian's many museums, publications, events, and merchandise as well as visitor information.
Web Gallery of Art
Thousands of digital reproductions of European paintings and sculptures created between the years 1100 and 1850. Search by artist, date, school, form, type, location, title, or text.
WebMuseum, Paris
An encyclopedic source for the visual arts.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Wexner Center specializes in the contemporary arts. Find information here about the Center's exhibitions and programs.


The Sculpture Center
A source of information on emerging sculptors and preservation of outdoor sculpture. Includes the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory.