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View Resource Smithsonian American Art Museum

The National Museum of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has made selections from its collections available via the web. The site is graphically quite intensive, as might be expected; loading time is increased by the site's reliance on image maps for navigation (although some "mostly text pages" are available). Users will need audio plug-ins to fully experience the site, which...

https://americanart.si.edu/
View Resource Helios: National Museum of American Art Photography Online

Helios is the overall photography site for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art. Currently, it hosts two exhibitions: American Photographs: The First Century, and Between Home and Heaven, as well as a connection to another NMAA exhibit about daguerreotypes. American Photographs contains 176 photographs; Between Home and Heaven (a landscape photography exhibit) contains 35....

https://2.americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/helios/featu...
View Resource National Gallery of Art (NGA) Past Exhibitions

Representing over a decade of work by the NGA Archive staff, this site offers a narrative summary and key facts for each of the more than 750 special exhibitions held at the Gallery from 1941 through 1997. Users can search the list by keyword or browse by year. Returns include exhibition title, dates, an overview, attendance, location, catalog and/or brochure, and other venues. The list will be...

https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/past.html
View Resource NMWA: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Created in 1997 in celebration of the Museum's tenth anniversary, the Website of the National Museum of Women in the Arts currently features a video tour. Narrated by Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, whose collection of art by women forms the foundation of the Museum's permanent collection, the tour is conveniently divided into 21 sections, so that users can select only those they wish to view...

https://nmwa.org/
View Resource Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, located in Washington DC, has recently launched this new Web site. Created with Second Story Interactive Studios, this innovative online premiere brings together about half of Hirshhorn's collection, allowing Internet users to view and research artworks and holdings that have been previously inaccessible online and rarely on public display....

https://hirshhorn.si.edu/visit/
View Resource The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk

This exhibition of works by Polish-born Jewish artist and activist Arthur Szyk from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents over 40 pieces by Szyk, dating from 1913 to 1949. There are book illustrations, pages from Passover haggadahs, and scenes from the biblical Book of Esther. Also of note are cartoons and caricatures from American newspapers and magazines including the New York Post,...

https://www.ushmm.org/exhibition/szyk/