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William Blake Archive brings together Blake's disparate, widely dispersed, and often restricted major visual and artistic works in one searchable website. The archive contains scalable electronic editions...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Collection of the National Gallery of Art is the homepage for one of the finest art collections in the world, illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to today. Visitors can...  (National Gallery of Art)
Bob Hope and American Variety looks at Hope's life as a vaudeville actor, comic monologist, dancer, singer, sketch comedian, and master of ceremonies. The site showcases Bob Hope memorabilia and offers a list of...  (Library of Congress)
Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-32 concentrates on five major projects of the great American architect. During the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright developed architectural prototypes of far-reaching consequence. Exploring...  (Library of Congress)
Master Painter in the Age of Rembrandt features one of the most esteemed Dutch artists of the seventeenth century, Gerrit Dou (1613-1675), also known as Rembrandt's first pupil. Included are many of Dou's best portraits and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Picasso: The Early Years, Brochure presents the first comprehensive survey of Picasso's work before cubism, from the academic and realist work of his youth to his emergence as a brilliant stylist in late 1906...  (National Gallery of Art)
Johaness Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance examines Vermeer's use of light, proportion, symbolism, and other techniques in this 17th century masterpiece. How the museum restored the painting is also explained...  (National Gallery of Art)
Mathew Brady Portraits survey the life and work of this pioneering photojournalist and portraitist best known for his photographs of the Civil War. Visitors can read about Brady's contributions toward...  (National Portrait Gallery, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
R. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud is a spinoff from the PBS series about the architect, designer, engineer, poet, philosopher, author, and global iconoclast, best known for the geodesic dome...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
American Masters: Edward Curtis offers an essay, timeline, and other information about this photographer who took more than 40,000 images and recorded rare ethnographic information from over 80 American Indian tribal...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures takes students on a virtual journey with the artist and ethnologist to meet Native Americans of the 1830s. His portraits, scenes of American Indian life, and writings depict cultures...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Van Gogh's Van Goghs features nine paintings, a history, and a chronology of the life of this ingenious Dutch painter. Van Gogh was 27 years old when he decided to become an artist after unsuccessful...  (National Gallery of Art)
Frederic Remington: The Color of Night is the first exhibition devoted to the nocturnes, or night paintings, of one of America's most gifted interpreters of the Frontier West. Twenty-nine paintings are organized around...  (National Gallery of Art)
Edouard Vuillard examines the works, techniques, and influences of this Parisian artist (1868-1940). Selected highlights are included from the National Gallery Art exhibit of more than 230 of...  (National Gallery of Art)
Picasso: The Cubist Portraits of Fernande Olivier displays 16 portraits of Picasso's companion, Fernande Olivier. They're from a series of 60 portraits Picasso created of Olivier between spring and fall in 1909. This series is...  (National Gallery of Art)
The Art of Romare Bearden includes more than 30 pieces from this comprehensive retrospective. A preeminent artist of his generation, Bearden (1911-1988) was known for his collages; however, he also produced...  (National Gallery of Art)
Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop features works by the master printmaker and by his collaborators, students, and friends. Blackburn (1920 - 2003) changed the course of American art through his graphic work and the...  (Library of Congress)
Herblock's History features 150 cartoons by Herb Block, the editorial cartoonist who chronicled our political history for The Washington Post from 1929 through 2000. Cartoons are organized...  (Library of Congress)
All the Mighty World: Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1960 shows photos of one of the most important photographers of the 19th century. Fenton photographed the English countryside, country houses, cathedrals, the royal family, still lifes, and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gerard ter Borch displays 14 pieces by one of the finest of all Dutch 17th-century painters. Ter Borch (1617-1681) was unrivaled at capturing the elegance and grace of wealthy burghers and expressing...  (National Gallery of Art)
Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits explores a fascinating aspect of the career of one of the greatest painters in the history of Western art: Rembrandt's portraits of apostles, evangelists, and other religious figures...  (National Gallery of Art)
Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre focuses on paintings, posters, and other works by Lautrec depicting the decadent spirit and bohemian life of this hilltop working-class district on the outskirts of Paris at the turn...  (National Gallery of Art)
Alexander Calder looks at the works, working methods, and life of a man who revolutionized sculpture by introducing movement as a key component. Take a virtual tour of the "mobiles" (a form of...  (National Gallery of Art)
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art features one of America's treasured 19th century artists. Follow the career and works of this self-taught painter from Civil War battlefields and farmlands to the North Sea fishing...  (National Gallery of Art)
Cezanne in Provence marks the centenary of the death of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), a founding father of modern art. He created some of the most powerful and innovative paintings of the late 19th and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Meet the Artist features interviews with artists -- a playwright, dancer, musical conductor, storyteller, musician, photographer, puppeteer, and others...  (Artsedge, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials features music, art, and writing from Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn about Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, James...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Resources highlights resources in the collections of the Library of Congress, including personal paper and manuscript collections, the LGBT Life Database and the "Serving in Silence" stories...  (Library of Congress)
J.M.W. Turner presents nine paintings and watercolors by the reowned English Romantic landscape artist William Turner (1775-1951). Turner began drawing at an early age, exhibiting drawings in his...  (National Gallery of Art)
Let the World In: Prints by Robert Rauschenberg looks at the development of this American artist through a chronological review of his prints and print process. Rauschenberg rose to prominence in the 1950s through his...  (National Gallery of Art)
M. C. Escher: Life and Work is an online tour of 24 prints by the Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher (1898-1972). In the 1920s-30s, Escher developed "the regular division of the plane" and advanced the idea of...  (National Gallery of Art)
Leonard Bernstein Collection includes music and literary manuscripts, photos, audio and video recordings, and correspondence from one of 20th-century America's most important musical figures. See a photo gallery...  (Library of Congress)
Great Conversations in Music presents video interviews with distinguished musicians and composers. Hosted by Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians, the series includes...  (Library of Congress)
Tour: Vincent van Gogh provides a brief overview van Gogh's life and looks at seven of his paintings...  (National Gallery of Art)
Charles Sheeler: Across Media is the first exhibit to focus on the relationships among photography, film, and painting in the works of Charles Sheeler (1883-1965). This American modernist explored those...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gilbert Stuart: Exhibition examines the life and career of early America's most successful portraitist. The son of a Rhode Island snuff miller, Stuart (1755-1828) mastered portraiture in London and Dublin...  (National Gallery of Art)
Chesterwood: Workshop of an American Sculptor describes the work and estate of one of America's most important sculptors. Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) produced more than 100 works—the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting is the first comprehensive exhibit devoted to paintings of scenes from daily life, real and imagined, in French art of the 18th century. A brochure, available online, presents 13...  (National Gallery of Art)
American Masters: Alfred Stieglitz presents an essay, timeline, video clips, and interviews examining this photographer, artist, and art impresario. Stieglitz was a powerful force in the arts of the early 20th century...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Cy Twombly: The Sculpture presents images of 26 sculptures by this artist who, in the early 1950s, emerged as a prominent figure among a group of New York artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert...  (National Gallery of Art)
Pablo Picasso's The Tragedy: The Metamorphosis of a Painting uses x-rays and infrared light to reveal that Picasso sketched and painted at least four works on this panel before painting over them all in 1903 to produce The Tragedy. He did not...  (National Gallery of Art)
Oliphant's Anthem commemorates the recent acquisition of sixty cartoon drawings, sketchbooks, and illustrations by one of America's foremost editorial cartoonists. This exhibition also documents...  (Library of Congress)
Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom features one of America's leading political illustrators and cartoonists. Throughout his career -- in his native Poland, in Paris where he trained, and in America, the country he...  (Library of Congress)
Selections from Audubon's The Birds of America (1827-1838) shows 34 paintings from John James Audubon's "The Birds of America," one of the greatest picture books ever produced...  (National Gallery of Art)
Mary Cassatt -- The Color Prints, 1889-1894 tours 12 pieces by an artist who was one of the few Americans to work in the 19th century French avante-garde style. Cassatt is well known for her perceptive depictions of women and...  (National Gallery of Art)
The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990 features music manuscripts, diaries, photos, and biographical materials of this 20th century composer who created distinctive "American" music...  (Library of Congress)
Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964 displays 1,395 photographs by Van Vechten, primarily studio portraits of people involved in the arts, including musicians, dancers, artists, literati, theatrical, film, and television...  (Library of Congress)
William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz includes 2,000 digital images taken by writer-photographer William P. Gottlieb. From 1938 to 1948, the "Golden Age of Jazz," swing reached its peak and modern jazz developed. While on...  (Library of Congress)
American Visionaries: Thomas Moran features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil and watercolor field sketches and paintings captured the grandeur and documented the...  (National Park Service)
Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries brings together for the first time in more than 50 years a representative collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs exhibited in the galleries of one of the most influential...  (National Gallery of Art)
Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages exhibits over 50 works of an artist (W'rzburg, Germany, 1483-1531), who demonstrated proficiency -- at the beginning of his career -- in a variety of media, sculpting limewood...  (National Gallery of Art)
Max Weber's Modern Vision presents 11 paintings by this influential painter (1881-1961), who was among the first artists to carry the modernist revolution to the U.S...  (National Gallery of Art)
Thomas Moran was one of the major landscape painters of his day, and painted some of America's most prominent natural treasures, including the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone. He...  (National Gallery of Art)
Frank Lloyd Wright offers several pictures of 10 buildings of the famous American architect, as well as discussion of his life and work. The site offers films clips of Wright being interviewed...  (WETA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Watson and the Shark by John Singleton is a painting inspired by an event that took place in Havana, Cuba, in 1749. Fourteen-year-old Brook Watson, an orphan serving as a crew member on a trading ship, was attacked by a...  (National Gallery of Art)
Mark Rothko presents selected paintings and drawings by this abstract artist who was known for his use of color, surface, proportion, and scale and for his contributions to the "New York School"...  (National Gallery of Art)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner is the first major exhibition of Kirchner's work to be shown in the U.S. in 30 years. Kirchner (1880-1938) was among the most prolific and creative of the German expressionists. He...  (National Gallery of Art)
Thomas Gainsborough presents 12 paintings that illustrate the range, richness, and originality of this British master of 18th-century portraits and landscapes. Gainsborough's works are characterized by...  (National Gallery of Art)
Winslow Homer's Right and Left is a streaming slideshow of the artist's last great painting, completed the year before his death in 1910. Its title refers to a feat in hunting of shooting two ducks in rapid...  (National Gallery of Art)
Irving Penn: Platinum Prints displays 17 platinum prints of Penn's most celebrated photographs, including portraits of Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, studies of indigenous peoples in New Guinea and Peru, and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Andre Kertesz presents 10 photos from a retrospective of the Hungarian-born photographer's 70-year career. One of the world's great photographers, Kertesz (1894-1985) is known for his simple yet...  (National Gallery of Art)
Dan Flavin: A Retrospective looks at works and the life of an artist whose career-long exploration of light established him as a progenitor and chief exponent of minimalism. His use of fluorescent light is...  (National Gallery of Art)
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950 highlights letters Guthrie wrote in the early 1940s after moving to New York City, where he pursued broadcasting and recording careers, met artists and social activists, and gained a...  (Library of Congress)
Dr. Billy Taylor, a Conversation on Jazz presents excerpts from four lectures by Billy Taylor -- a noted jazz pianist, historian, and educator. He discussed jazz from its roots in the African-American slavery experience...  (ArtsEdge, supported by Department of Education)
The Shaw Memorial focuses on the powerful memorial created by Saint-Gaudens to honor one of the first African-American units of the Civil War. Six sections of in-depth material explore the artist and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Jackson Pollock Web Feature takes an in-depth look at the life and work of this American original. His drip paintings were the culmination of his synthesis of tradition and modernism. The site examines the...  (National Gallery of Art)
Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception unveils striking landscape photographs taken by this famous nineteenth-century American artist (1829 -1916). It includes his best-known studies of Yosemite and other celebrated works...  (National Gallery of Art)
Saint Gaudens' Memorial to Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment focuses on the powerful memorial created to honor one of the first African-American units of the Civil War. Six sections of in-depth material explore the artist and his working...  (National Gallery of Art)
Weir Farm: Home of an American Impressionist examines the farm acquired by painter Alden Weir (1852-1919), where he summered for nearly 40 years (northeast of New City). At a time railroads were expanding, populations were...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Giorgione and the High Renaissance in Venice presents seven paintings by this influential painter (1500-20) and others whose work marks the beginning of the Venetian High Renaissance. Giorgione introduced new subjects...  (National Gallery of Art)
Raphael features paintings that epitomize the artists' High Renaissance style. Tracing the process by which he transformed the fifteenth-century style of his earliest teachers into something...  (National Gallery of Art)
Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice features seven paintings by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), the preeminent artist among Venetian painters during the 16th century. At the time (1540), Venice reigned as one of the most...  (National Gallery of Art)
El Greco was a Greek-born artist whose emotional style vividly expressed the passion of Counter-Reformation Spain. The exhibit showcases the most important collection of his work outside his...  (National Gallery of Art)
Sir Anthony Van Dyck shows paintings and descriptions of the National Gallery of Art's holdings of the famous Flemish painter. According to the Gallery, "With elaborate settings, symbolic accessories, and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Sir Peter Paul Rubens was an artist, diplomat, linguist, and scholar. His style -- rich texture, vivid color, and lively movement -- has influenced Western art to the present day. The exhibit looks at his...  (National Gallery of Art)
Frans Hals was a leading portraitist in 17th century Haarlem, a Dutch city. This exhibit examines his style and technique and provides a timeline of his life, and features Hal's famous portraits...  (National Gallery of Art)
Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s tours eight paintings depicting everyday scenes. They are typical of "genre" paintings from this period, which marks the emergence of Dutch national identity. Vermeer's specialty was...  (National Gallery of Art)
Francisco de Goya was one of Spain's greatest painters and an internationally influential printmaker during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1774, Goya received his first royal commission --...  (National Gallery of Art)
Chardin and Portraiture showcases an artist who was called the "great magician" for his still lifes and scenes of everyday activity. Jean Siméon Chardin was a member of the Royal Academy who painted...  (National Gallery of Art)
The Rococo and Watteau features the work of Antoine Watteau, who experimented with the ingredients of rococo -- emphasizing color, a lighthearted approach, and close observation -- and developed a new, free...  (National Gallery of Art)
Boucher and Fragonard looks at two painters who came to prominence during the Enlightenment in Europe. They worked in the rococco style. Boucher was also the principal designer for Sèvres porcelain and...  (National Gallery of Art)
Constable and Turner: British Landscapes of the Early 1800s features two landscape painters who were influential champions of romanticism, an artistic movement of the late 1700s to mid-1800s that emphasized an emotional response to nature...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gilbert Stuart: Works portrayed virtually all the notable men and women of the Federal period in the U.S., and was declared the "Father of American Portraiture" by his contemporaries. Stuart portrayed...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gilbert Stuart: Paints the First Five Presidents looks at the Gibbs-Coolidge paintings, the only surviving complete set of portraits depicting the first five U.S. presidents. Commissioned by Colonel George Gibbs of Rhode Island, it...  (National Gallery of Art)
John Singleton Copley features one of the foremost artists in colonial America. Virtually self-taught as a portraitist, he created powerful characterizations of his Boston sitters. After he emigrated to...  (National Gallery of Art)
Whistler, Sargent, and Tanner -- Americans Abroad in the Late 1800s shows several paintings of three American painters who not only studied abroad but chose to remain abroad. The paintings are described in detail, and full-screen images can be...  (National Gallery of Art)
The Drawings of Annibale Carracci explores the first exhibition devoted solely to the powerful and evocative drawings of Annibale Carracci (1560-1609). From his early experiments with naturalism to his late, almost...  (National Gallery of Art)
Edward Ruscha, Lisp, 1968 explores an in-depth study of Edward Ruscha's 1968 painting Lisp. Ruscha, one of the most compelling artists of the last 40 years, is best known for paintings in which words play a...  (National Gallery of Art)
Stella's Jarama II presents clues that help students discover what this colorful piece of art was intended to represent...  (National Gallery of Art)
Gerry Mulligan Collection presents audio excerpts, scores, photos, and information about the jazz composer and band leader who elevated the baritone sax to the status of a solo instrument and, with his...  (Library of Congress)
Mark Rothko: The Mural Projects presents nine works by one of America's foremost artists. The works are related to two mural commissions from the 1950s-1960s. Rothko (1903-1970) is closely identified with the New...  (National Gallery of Art)

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