Art + Design: Primary and Web Sources

This is by no means comprehensive, but we wanted to provide a space to highlight resources and materials that can inform a broad understanding of the field of art and social practice.

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:

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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 :

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