Originally featured in The Scout Report in 2002, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art recently garnered a Webby award for Best Art Website. In the fifteen years since we originally featured the Timeline, the team behind this resource has continued to add essays and works of art to this project. The result is an astonishingly extensive interactive timeline that highlights art history from 8,000 BCE to the present day. Visitors are invited to explore by essay or by work of art. By entering this timeline via the Essays link, visitors can check out a number of short essays by Time Period, Geographic Region, or Thematic Category. Each essay includes links to related essays along with links to related art works. Similarly, visitors can browse this collection by Works of Art (also organized by time, geography, and theme) and check out detailed object descriptions and links to related essays. Items are tagged and organized by Keywords (e.g. Religious Art, Metal, etc,). Finally, visitors interested in exploring the history of art in a specific region can do so via Chronologies.
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