Art History Resources

Portal of web resources on art, organized by period.

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Art and Life in Africa Online

African works of art in the context of the lives of African peoples.

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Antislavery Literature Project

Primary source texts on the antislavery movement as well as podcasts and videos. Accompanied by teachers’ guides.

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Anthropology Collection, AMNH

Over 200,000 objects from North American, Mexican & Central American, South American, African, Asian, and Pacific Ethnographic Collections with images and detailed description, linked to the original catalogue pages, field notebooks, and photographs are available online. (American Museum of Natural History)

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Building Big

The site brings bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, and dams to the Internet for those who want to learn more about man-made giants that fill our communities. It features introductions to the engineering of structures, interactive engineering labs, building designs challenges, a databank of large structures, and interviews with engineers.

American Memory Project (Library of Congress)

Archival resources for exploring many aspects of American history and culture.

American Masters

An ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of America’s most outstanding cultural artists.


A virtual library of images and field data for archaeological study.

American Collection: An Educator's Site

Highlighting the works of six great authors—Henry James, Langston Hughes, Esmeralda Santiago, James Agee, Willa Cather, and Eudora Welty—the site provides primary and secondary source information. Resources include lesson plans related to each of the authors; links to peer-reviewed websites; and on-line teacher guides.