Find out what's showing in the San Francisco Bay Area

(Accessible by public transit!)


Asian Art Museum of San Francisco


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Palace of the Legion of Honor and De Young Museum


Oakland Museum:


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Museums Further Afield:


The Art Institute of Chicago


The Ashmolean Museum


Boston Museum of Fine Art


British Museum


Canadian Museum of Civilization


Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art


The Louvre Museum, Paris


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Nelson-Atkins Gallery, Kansas City, MO


San Jose Museum of Art


Whitney Museum, New York City


Image Websites


Archnet: online database of original images of Moslem culture and civilization worldwide

ARTstor at SSU


Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Survey of World Architecture Database of Original images


University of Michigan School of Art and Design Links Page


Christopher Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweetbriar College


Worldimages, a free original image distribution project hosted at San Jose State University and sponsored by the California State University System under the direction of Professor Emerita Dr. Kathy Cohen. Most of these images were taken by CSU faculty and staff on site with existing lighting conditions and hand-held cameras. Quality varies accordingly.



Art History Resources

Online journal for the study and exhibition of the Arts of Asia


Chicago Manual of Style:


Flickr Commons: Participate in describing images of artworks from major museums online  

The Getty Art History Program Vocabularies:


Union List of Artists' Names (ULAN)

Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)

Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)


Grove Dictionary of Art at SSU


Huntington Archive:

Iconclass, a tool for identifying subject matter in artworks of the Western tradition


Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History


National Atlas

A government website that provides a map template of the United States that can be customized to show various features and details and downloaded for presentation or printing

Power Point for Art History Lectures: A tutorial from the New York Institute of Fine Arts:



Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Art and Artists Files


The STEVE Project: Social Tagging for the World of Art

Tibetart: Himalayan Art Resources


Timeline Creator:




Visual Resources Association


Art Libraries Society of North America


College Art Association


Museum Computer Network


American Association of Museums


Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)


Digital Imaging Technical Resources


Technical Advisory Service for Images:

File Formats and Compression

New Digital Image File Formats


Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG)