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Illustration History

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, provides this educational website on the art of illustration presented in five broad categories: history, artists, genres, essays, and resources. The main page of the website provides a quick jump into the essays section, which features a rotating selection of featured essays. Currently featured titles include "Producing Album Cover Art for Clients in...

https://www.illustrationhistory.org
TheatreHistory.com

Lovers of the dramaturgical arts will want to take a look at Theatrehistory.com, which offers a host of resources on the long and storied past of this performing art. The homepage for the site features links to a script archive, a Today in Theatre History section, a featured topic area, and a listing of the other areas covered within the site. The script archive is worth a look by aspiring...

http://www.theatrehistory.com/index.html
MFA Boston: Missing Van Gogh Discovered

Boston's lovely Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has been in possession of Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Ravine" for years. What curators at the Museum did not know until recently was that there was yet another Van Gogh painting underneath "Ravine". Working with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, preservation experts at both institutions noticed that there was a second painting underneath the paint...

https://www.mfa.org/collections/europe/missing-van-gogh-disc...
Society of Antiquaries of London: Making History: 300 Years of Antiquaries in Britain

Browsing through three hundred years of history via one website is quite a treat, and this lovely website from the Society of Antiquaries of London delivers the goods. The site was created to celebrate the Society's 300th anniversary, and to complement a physical exhibit that's been making the rounds of galleries throughout the United Kingdom. Visitors can click on The Discovery of Britain area to...

https://www.sal.org.uk/
The Country Dog Gentlemen Travel to Extraordinary Worlds

Once upon a time, there were two country dog gentlemen, and they loved to travel. These two remarkable dogs are the product of the mind of artist Roy De Forest. After a jazzy introduction, visitors can travel through some very fun corners of the art world with these two canines. The site features eight different artworks by people like Frida Kahlo, Sargent Johnson, and Jackson Pollock. Visitors...

https://www.sfmoma.org/series/countrydogs/
Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy

LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, presents this exhibition on the painter Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) and his long-lasting influence on later painters. Caravaggio died young (age 38), and left a small body of work: only about 80 paintings. Lost or disputed Caravaggios are still being found to this day. For Bodies and Shadows, LACMA has assembled 8 Caravaggio paintings in one place - a...

https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/bodies-and-shadows-cara...
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Post

What is this thing, this Post? It is a platform for critical response, and a constantly evolving space for sharing research and testing ideas. Post was created by staff members at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to allow people to share texts, images, and videos in the hope that "multiple narratives of art's histories emerge." Along the top section of the homepage, users will find areas like...

https://post.moma.org
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Society of Architectural Historians: Digital Resources

Based out of Chicago, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has compiled this annotated list of digital resources that will edify and entertain those with an interest in the built environment. The thematic sections offer SAH Resources, Preservation Resources, Image Collections, and Regional Architecture. Within each of these are links to high-quality sites and useful resources, such as the...

https://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/digital-resour...
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Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820

Fordham University, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S), and the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (Mexico), presents this site for the study of Visual Culture in the Spanish Colonial Americas. Website content is arranged into six broad themes: Making Sense of the Pre-Columbian, Reckoning with Mestizaje, the Political Force of Images, Patterns of the...

https://vistas.ace.fordham.edu/