A selection of annotated links to websites about art, artists, and resources for your classroom.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) resources include tips on scriptwriting, storyboarding, legal issues, preparing for the shoot and much more. Try the Storyboard Generator to create a script or build your own storyboard online.
American Memory Project
The American Memory Project from the Library of Congress. The site includes extensive primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States and a learning resource for K-12 students and educators.
Biographies, interviews, art, and links to web resources related to the PBS Art:21 television series about contemporary artists.
Video resources from participating art museums and organizations, hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives with links to 2,900 museum and gallery sites.
A dictionary of art and visual culture, including definitions of art terms, images, quotations, and cross-references.
Resources for the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center. Use the Art Finder and Art Collector to explore and customize images, texts, audio, and video.
A site for creating online books.
The Brooklyn Museum’s collection is tagged by site visitors, producing new juxtapositions and ways of seeing works of art as well as opportunities for social networking and community-building.
This interactive database from the National Museum of Women in the Arts includes profiles of over 18,000 historic and contemporary female artists and lesson plans organized by grade level and theme.
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community platform. Check out Flickr Commons where museums and archives post images released under a “no known restrictions” license. Participants include the Library of Congress, George Eastman House, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.
The Getty Museum’s resources for the classroom.
Google Art Project
High resolution images from participating museums and cutting edge technology offer close up viewing and virtual tours.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s online arts curriculum with downloadable images and information.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Timeline of Art History, with extensive information about art historical periods around the world.
A resource for creating all kinds of cards.
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art’s resources for teachers includes Modern Teachers, Red Studio, a site for teens, and Destination Modern Art, a site for kids.
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art’s site includes online tours, images, and NGAKids, interactive projects for children.
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard—a content sharing site that allows members to “pin” images, videos, and other objects to their pinboard. The site also includes standard social networking features.
Smarthistory.org is an open, not-for-profit, art history textbook that uses multimedia to deliver unscripted conversations between art historians about the history of art.
Emerging artists working in the five boroughs and greater New York area are invited to upload video or still images of their studios and work.
A user-friendly micro-blogging platform for posting multimedia content.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service where users send and read each other’s updates, known as tweets—text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users—known as followers—who have subscribed to them.
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney’s website includes information about programs for teachers, teens, children, and families. For Kids is a special area of the site with resources and activities for artists ages 8-12.