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24 Hour Museum Gateway to non-profit museums, galleries, historic houses, and heritage attractions.   Includes hours, addresses, and phone and fax numbers, for all the museums listed, as well a link to the museum's Website if one exists.  Features include suggested tours of museums grouped by theme or geography; a kid's section; a  section for teachers and students.
ADAM Art Search A searchable database to help searchers find quality information on Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, Applied Arts, Media, and Museum Studies and Conservation.
The American Century, Part 1: Art & Culture, 1900 to 1950  Exhibit from the Whitney Museum of American Art, includes art works and essays from the exhibit.
Art of Empire An exploration of the art, architecture, and backgrounds of  various empires including the Ottoman; Papal; Incan, Aztec, and Spanish; Safavid, or Persian; and Mughal (includes Shah Jahan's tomb, otherwise known as the Taj Mahal). Photos, drawings, diagrams, and related print and Internet resources are provided.
Art on Film Online Clearinghouse for information about film, video, CD-ROM and other interactive productions on fine arts, architecture, photography, decorative arts, and related topics.
Art History Resources on the Web Clearinghouse of art history links, arranged by region and period.
The Art Newspaper Published since 1990, the Art Newspaper is written for "keen exhibition viewers, museum professionals, collectors, artists," and others who are "in the game a little" while striving to "know and show where the power lies in the art world."  The Art Newspaper reports on a wide range of events and trends in worldwide art, including significant sales, theft and destruction, important new hirings, conservation, and exhibitions, among others.
Artchive  Presents a useful collection of art images, text, and articles for art historians from armchair to professional levels.  Includes analysis and criticism by leading art historical scholars as well as changing online exhibitions and verbal/ visual commentaries.
Artcyclopedia: The Guide to Museum-Quality Art on the Internet Search by artist name, or browse by movement, medium, subject, or nationality.  Includes links to art museums around the world.
ArtMuseum.Net Provides online tours of exhibits at major art museums.
ArtNet Offers online auctions, member gallery and artist sites, magazine, bookstore, art research tools and resources.
ArtResources This site has categorized and indexed art resources available on the Internet.
Arts Journal: The Daily Digest of Arts & Cultural Journalism A daily digest of some of the best online arts and cultural journalism, grouped under eight categories: Top Stories, Dance, Art Issues, Media, Music, Arts People, Publishing, Theater, and Visual Arts. With "over 1800 links to ballet and dance companies" worldwide, this site is keyword searchable or browsable by country. A wealth of information can be found on companies' repertoires, performance schedules, ticket buying, and more.
The Cave of Lascaux This fine Website focuses on the prehistoric artwork of the famous cave at Lascaux.  The site tells the story and circumstances of its discovery, the circumstances of its closing in 1963, the construction of a "copy" of the cave ("Lascaux II"), and a virtual visit through the different "rooms."
Culture Finder Search nationwide for over 350,000 theater, music, opera, dance and visual arts events.
Exploring Themes in American Art

Visit this site to survey American art by theme: Abstraction, The Figure, Historical Subjects, Landscape Painting, Marine Painting, Portraiture, Narrative Art, Scenes from Everyday Life, Still Life, and Topographical Views. Each topic provides an illustrated essay linking to corresponding images, including bibliographies, exhibition history, and provenance; a list of over 100 artists, including biographies and works in the Gallery's collection; and a glossary. 

The Hermitage Official website of the State Museum of Russia, founded by Catherine the Great in 1764. Digital Collection includes a database of high resolution images of museum artifacts, grouped into twelve browseable categories, such as Paintings, Prints and Drawings; Jewelry; and Machinery and Mechanisms.  Visitors can also take a Virtual Tour.
The Louvre Includes a virtual tour, history of the museum and palace, as well as information about visiting the museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art  The site offers information on exhibitions, educational resources, program calendars, publications and reproductions, and other activities and holdings. The online collection includes over 3,500 objects from the museum.  Searchable by keyword, artist, title, or country of origin.
MOWA: Museum of Web Art Easily navigated Web exhibition space primarily showing works probably best categorized as graphic design or commercial art.
MUVA: Virtual Museum of Arts El Pais  Highlights the art of Pedro Figari (1861-1938), Luis Solari (1918-1993), and Javier Bassi (1964- ) at this time.  Users can take a virtual tour through the museum, and may also walk around rooms by use of directional controls, and view any of the artworks, along with information about them and about the artist.
National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) This institution "brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, acquiring, and researching art by women and by educating the public concerning their accomplishments."
The National Portrait Gallery  Users can search and browse the collections and exhibitions by artist or subject.
Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People  "Pictures for the American People" provides a showcase of works from the current touring exhibition of Rockwell's art. The sneak preview section is arranged into four themes--Inventing America, Drawing on the Past, Celebrating the Commonplace, and Honoring the American Spirit--and features such classic works as "New Television Antenna," "Christmas Trio," "Shuffleton's Barbershop," and "Freedom of Speech." 
The Picture Collection -- Time, Inc. Users can view and appreciate one of "the most extraordinary collections of pictures in the world," including illustrations, prints and photographs.  Searchable by keyword.
Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance

An introduction to this period of the flowering of the arts: music, painting, dance, and literature in the black community in Harlem. Included are backgrounds for a few artists, a bibliography, and a chronology. 

Sister Wendy's American Collection In this companion Web site to the PBS series Sister Wendy's American Collection, Sister Wendy Beckett explores the paintings, sculptures, and other treasures of six of America's greatest museums: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Forth Worth's Kimbell Art Museum, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Smithsonian's American Art Museum  
Tate Gallery Online The Tate's collections include many famous works from the history of British art as well as international modern art from the 16th century to the present day. Users can choose from an alphabetical list of artists.
VanGogh Museum Site offers an excellent selection of supporting material not on display anywhere else. Scholars and students researching these paintings can access sketches and studies, lesser known paintings, drawings, watercolors, and digitized letters related to each painting. Additional resources at the site include an illustrated biography and information on the collection and museum events.
Witness and Legacy: Contemporary Art About the Holocaust  

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Alternate Music Press: The Multimedia Journal of New Music The focus here is on acoustic, ambient, bluegrass, classical, Celtic, electronica, world, jazz, fusion, and avant garde music. Site features include music industry news, reviews, articles, interviews, and a few free MP3 files. All reviews, articles, and interviews published on the site since its inception (Spring 1997) are available. The categorized industry links page includes journals, organizations, and a large section of instrument and audio equipment companies.
America's Jazz Heritage

Presents materials through exhibitions, performances, radio, publications, recordings, and educational programs held at the Smithsonian.  Includes everything from audio clips and interviews to schedules of exhibitions and performances as well as extensive bibliographies and links to related sites.


This major site is devoted to classical music. The reference section includes a searchable bibliography of more than 180,000 compositions, the Concise Grove Dictionary of Music, and discographies. The concert notes feature content from Steinberg's The Symphony and The Concerto, The New Kobbe's Opera Book, and 101 Opera Librettos. Andante also offers all of the articles on classical music from The New York Review of Books since 1963, and a directory of over 12,000 Web sites. 

The Blue Highway This site is a gateway to links about the blues including artists, concerts and links to related sites.
Classical Music Navigator In addition to the ways you would expect to search for classical music information -- by  composers and important works -- there is a glossary, a geographical index, and an index of forms and styles of music which goes beyond definition to point to composers practicing those forms.  There is also a special feature on the 111 most influential composers.
Composers Bureau Online  A listing of contemporary American composers maintained by Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity for women. Information listed covers more than 200 composers, including biographical information, lists of compositions, contact information, etc.  Information is indexed by composer and composition category and the site is searchable.
The Blue Flame Cafe This online biographical encyclopedia of the blues contains entries on almost all of the "great blues singers and singers of the blues."  A collection of blues links and an internal search engine round out the site.
DW3 Classical Music Resources Hosted by the Duke University Music Library, this is a sizable and well-organized metasite for classical music resources. Sections include Composer Homepages, Chronologies and Necrologies, National and Regionally Oriented Pages, Organizations and Centers for Scholarly Research, Electronic Journals and Newsletters, Genre-Specific Pages, and Databases (over 40).  Also includes internal search engine.
Essentials of Music  Offers an accessible but not simplistic introduction to classical music. Site includes almost 200 excerpts in RealPlayer format. Composed of three main sections: Eras, Composers, and a Glossary. The first introduces users to the six main periods in classical music history, discussing historical themes, musical context, style, and major composers. The Composers section includes brief biographies and excerpts from the works of almost 70 composers. The Glossary features 200 terms, many with examples (recordings or pictures).
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and America A searchable collection of folk and traditional music and popular songs, with lyrics, MIDI renditions, tune information, and history. These songs include Francis J. Child ballads, country tunes, the works of Turlough O'Carolan, and sea shanties. The collection is also browsable by country of origin, subject, or compiler. Also available is an introductory encyclopedia of folk music and related resources.
Gramofile Gramofile is a rich database of over 250,000 classical music reviews from the magazine Gramophone. Users can search by composer, orchestra, title, conductor, record label, catalogue number, reviewer, or keyword and view results sorted by date. This is a great new resource for classical music aficionados.
Harry's Blues Lyrics Online Offers the lyrics of over 2,500 blues songs, arranged by artist and title, with soundclips provided for approximately half of the entries. Site provides information on guitar tabs and chords, and blues history. The Blues Language page serves as a glossary of commonly used blues slang, with links to songs containing the selected term.

The Internet Broadway Database

"The official archival database for Broadway theatre information...provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today." Search by show, people involved (actors, directors, set and costume designers, stage managers, producers, theater owners, etc.), theater, or character.

It's a Girl Thang! - Women in the Blues

Features Historical Profiles of nearly twenty women blues musicians, and Ladies Links to over fifty sites on contemporary blues women. Here you can also find interviews with Featured Artists and women working in the blues industry.

Jazz Family Tree Premier online source for jazz history.  Includes exhaustive essays, biographies and discographies.
The Lied and Art Song Texts A searchable "archive of texts to thousands of Lieder and other `classical' art songs in more than twenty languages." There are indexes for poet, composer, first line, title, language, and pieces in English or translations. Also available are a bibliography and a FAQ.
Mutopia Aims to be the music equivalent of Project Gutenberg -- all sheet music available here is "free for everyone!  Download it, print it out, and share it with your friends."  Downloadable as postscript of pdf files, with audio previews available as midi files.  Ranges from renaissance music through jazz.
Omaha Indian Music Includes 44 wax cylinder recordings made by Francis La Flesche and Alice Cunningham Fletcher between 1895 and 1897, 323 songs and speeches from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, and 25 songs and speeches from the 1985 Hethu'shka Society concert at the Library of Congress.  Also offers interviews with members of the Omaha tribe, field notes and tape logs made by Center staff during the 1983 pow-wow, and close to 380 photographs from 1983 and 1985. Searchable by keyword; browseable by music, photographs, spoken word, or events.
Rhythmweb - World Percussion and World Rhythms Lots of information and links browsable by Cultures (including Africa, Caribbean, Brazil/South America, Asia, Cajun, jazz; and drum circles), and Instruments (featuring djembe, bongo, doumbek, frame drums, and homemade percussion instruments).
Smithsonian Folkways Database of Recordings 

Database of recordings originally issued by Folkways, Smithsonian Folkways, Paredon, Cook, and Dyer Bennet labels, covering the years 1948 to 1986. Over 35,000 track listings, searchable by album or song title, year recorded, label, instrument, genre, or ethnic, national, and geographic attributes.

The Jazz Review Reviews section offers Jazz at a Glance, which contains a number of quick reviews of new jazz releases,  Guest Reviews from other readers, and a daily Audio Review in RealPlayer format. The Jazz Spotlight section includes jazz photography, interviews with musicians, biographies, and an open forum for reader contributions. Jazz Resources contains a number of just that, including related links, Internet jazz radio stations, jazz history, and MP3s.
Mojam Concert Listings 

Large and frequently updated database of live music shows all over the world, though strongest on the US. Users can access the database of over 5800 bands by keyword search (performer, city, venue, event), or browse by performer name, city, or selected "top" and new bands.

Music Resources: Sibelius Academy (Finland) Categories include different types of music, education, libraries, theory, catalogs, and instruments, among others.  Includes jazz, blues, rock, and pop pages but covers famous composers, gospel, instruments, research, theory, and opera as well.

Hosts a database of 500 opera houses and festivals, searchable by keyword or browseable alphabetically (with numerous display options) or via clickable maps. Also includes a Performance Search page, which allows users to search opera schedules by any combination of date, composer, title, or location. Users may also search for their favorite singer or role, conductor, or producer. Opera news and reviews, opera timelines, and links to new opera house and festival Websites round out the site.


This is a searchable database of operas, performers, composers, and opera houses. There is brief biographical information, not always in English, on performers, including contact information. Birth and death dates are given for composers, and their works are listed. Opera houses of 45 countries are covered.

Playbill On-line: Broadway Theater Information Includes news, listings of current plays, ticket purchasing, feature articles, and theater seating charts.
Singer-Songwriter Directory This contains "links to sites dedicated to singer/songwriters."  You can find links to official home pages as well as fan sites, to well-known artists as well as starting musicians." This searchable site also features links to music publishers, organizations, record companies, and recording studios.
WNUR-FM Jazz Web Created by the campus radio station at Northwestern University, this site's sections include styles of jazz, artists (bios, discographies, reviews),  performance (festivals, venues, reviews, regional jazz info),  jazz instruments, media (radio, television, press), jazz art,  jazz education and musicianship,  jazz retailers on the Net, jazz labels on the Net, other jazz resources on the Internet.

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