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Research Guides

Art: Art History

This guide offers the top recommended resources for Art, Art History, and Design.

Art History Databases

Archives and Research Resources

  • Archive Grid: Over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more.
  • International Foundation for Art Research: Two electronic resources, a database of published catalogues raisonnés and one of cataloges in preparation.
  • Women Artists Archive: An innovative web directory to U.S. archival collections of primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945.
  • Universes in Universe: World Art Visual arts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America within the context of international art processes.
  • The Internet Archive: A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 419 billion archived web pages.
  • Getty Research Portal: an online search platform providing global access to digitized art history texts in the public domain.
  • Museum of Modern Art Exhibition History: Exhibitions from its founding in 1929 to the present are available online. These pages are updated continually.