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Art History

A subject guide for art history at Colorado Mountain College

Free Resources

  • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

    "Presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. Targeted at students and scholars of art history, it is an invaluable reference, research, and teaching tool."

  • Met Publications

    A portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.

  • Getty Virtual Library

    Free digital back list titles from the Getty Publications Archives. Includes exhibition catalogs, journals, symposium publications and more.

  • Chicago Art Institute Online Scholarly Catalogues

    Each digital catalogue contains in-depth curatorial and conservation research on the museum’s collection, including high-resolution, zoomable images, and other interactive elements.

  • smarthistory

    Smarthistory is the official provider of art history for, supporting students, instructors, and lifelong learners everywhere.

  • Google Art Project

    Museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine incredible detail. Use Google Street View to explore the interiors of landmarks such as the Palace of Versailles and The White House. Or, build and share your own virtual art gallery.

  • National Gallery Technical Bulletin

    The National Gallery Technical Bulletin, first published in 1977, has achieved a leading position in the study of the materials and techniques of painting, and the scientific examination of paintings. Published annually, it is essential reading for conservators, conservation scientists, art historians, collectors and curators.

  • Conservation Perspectives, Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter

    Featuring articles and discussions on areas of conservation practice and on projects and activities of the Conservation Institute.

  • Yale University Library Technical Art History and Conservation Research LibGuide

Video Resources

  • Art21 

    Documentary videos and resources about contemporary art and artists.

  • MoMAvideos (YouTube channel)

    Lectures, interpretations of specific art works, information on teaching with art, and more.

  • The Art Assignment (YouTube channel)

    The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green. Videos contain assignments developed by working artists for viewers to complete at home.

  • Artists Space (YouTube channel)

    Founded in 1972, Artists Space has successfully contributed to the changing institutional and economic landscape of contemporary art in New York City for more than three decades, lending support to emerging ideas and emerging artists alike.

  • Walker Art Center (YouTube channel)

    Overviews of exhibits. Interviews with artists, and art talk panels.

  • Google Art Project (YouTube channel)

    Features art talks, collection overviews, and information about the Cultural Institute and Art Project.