Art History: Primary and Web Sources

Primary Sources



Portland Art Museum:  Anne & James F. Crumpacker Family Library at the Portland Art Museum, the region’s most comprehensive visual art resource open to students, researchers, docents, staff, and the public. Noncirculating collection, available by appointment. Write to:

Finding Images

Bernini: An example of a multimedia exhibit

Museum Links

Museum Links can lead one to online reproductions of paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, ceramics, etc. The following museums provide at least partial online access to their exhibits and/or permanent collections :

The Index of Medieval Art

The collections include images and descriptive data related to the iconography of works of art produced between late Antiquity and the sixteenth century. Formerly known as the Index of Christian Art, it now includes secular subjects as well as a growing number of subjects from medieval Jewish and Islamic culture.

Virtual Library Museums Pages
- A distributed directory of online museums, including over 1400 in the U.S.A.

Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago, Illinois

George Eastman House
- Photography collections online

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
- Vienna, Austria

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
- Los Angeles, California

Louvre Museum Official Website
- Paris, France

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- New York, New York

MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art
- New York, New York

National Gallery of Art
- Washington D. C

Museo del Prado
- Madrid, Spain

Portland Art Museum
- Portland, Oregon

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- San Francisco, California

Seattle Art Museum
- Seattle, Washington

The State Hermitage Museum
- St. Petersburg, Russia

Quality Web Resources for Art