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The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)

Some museums of fine art pride themselves on their diverse collections of Old Masters, or their attempts to locate the latest visual artists working on the very cutting-edge of contemporary aesthetic or political expression. Thankfully, there is a playful and compelling alternative presented within the virtual context of the Museum of Bad Art. Simultaneously skewering the sometimes overwhelming...
Insights: National Museum of African Art

Drawing on its extensive collections, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. has created this online exhibit to showcase the work of nine contemporary artists. This ensemble approach essentially reveals the nuances of the artistic process to visitors, and demonstrates the interplay of experimentation, continuity and change in each artist's subjects and materials. The artists here...
Destination Modern Art - MOMA

Grab your kids and join a couple of space aliens on a mission to explore modern art from MOMA's permanent collection (and at its satellite PS1), a former public school building. (Notably, the five works and associated activities at MOMA amused a seven-year-old for at least 25 minutes!) These activities include Listen (especially good on Van Gogh's _Starry Night_), Tools (make your own collage...
Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte

Although it seems a touch odd that a museum of the caliber of Art Institute of Chicago has mounted an exhibition based on a single painting, Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (1884) is, as stated at the web site, "one of the most beloved, famous, and frequently reproduced paintings in the world ... the painting is an icon and a destination in itself for visitors." To elucidate La Grande...
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.

The intersection between art and science is an area that continues to be worthy of detailed exploration, and several organizations have been created in recent years to do just that. The Art & Science Collaborations group was started by artist Cynthia Pannucci in 1988 when she began to realize that there was a general lack of support for technology-based art across the United States. In the past 16...
Tate Online: In Focus

The Tate Gallery in London has received numerous accolades for its fine online educational resources, including archived public presentations and lectures. The In Focus website is yet another one of these types of Internet resources, and allows those with an interest in art to hone in on various subjects in greater detail. By looking through their "In Focus" series, visitors may learn about...
GPS Drawing

This website on GPS Drawing was created by Jeremy Wood and features his artwork and a few other GPS artists. The drawings posted in the Gallery "are of journeys captured using GPS receivers" and "were created by treating travel like a geodetic pencil or a cartographic crayon." He has created images of animals and objects through travels by foot, boat, bicycle and plane. The project is also meant...

KinderArt has been a presence on the web since 1996, when the organizers placed their first few free art lessons online. Since then the site's collection of helpful art lessons designed to assist K-12 educators (and their students) has grown to include over 800 different lessons. KinderArt was founded by Andrea Mulder-Slater and Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder, both of whom are practicing visual artists...
Arts and Healing Network

More and more people are realizing the possibility of utilizing forms of art as a method of therapy and also as a way of affecting social change. One such organization that has worked in this area for some time is the Arts and Healing Network, which was founded by Marion Weber. This site was created in 1997 as a way for people to learn about the healing potential of art, and includes sections...
The Arts Education Partnership

Founded in 1995, the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) has worked through its partner organization in leading the national movement to establish education standards that include the arts. Currently the AEP includes over 140 organizations that are national in their scope, and includes government organizations, business groups, and philanthropic foundations. The AEP website is a true cornucopia of...
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