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Credo Reference - Art
Search Art encyclopedias and dictionaries

African American Art and Artists
REF N 6538 .N5 L38 2003

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras 5 vols.
REF NX 440 .A787 2004

The Dictionary of Art      34 vols.
REF N 21 .D5 1996

Dictionary of Women Artists  2 vols.
REF N8354 .D53 1997

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
REF NK 805 .E6 2004

Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography   2 vols.
REF N 7560 .E53 1998

Encyclopedia of World Art  16 vols
REF N 31 .E4833

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes Through World History
REF NA7105 .S74 2009 
Covers social history from ancient times to the present worldwide.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture   2 vols.  
REF N 5610 .G76 2007

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture  3 vols.
REF N 6260 .G75  2009

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
REF N 6505 .M59 2007

The Oxford History of Classical Art
REF N 5610 .O84 1993

Museums

Art Museum Network 
http://www.amn.org/
The official web site of the world's leading art museums.

The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library 
http://www.frick.org 
Site includes a virtual tour of the Frick Galleries, updates on current exhibitions, a link to the reference library homepage, membership information, recent news about or concerning the Frick Museum and general information.  The site also includes tour information and a calendar of events.  

Art Project powered by Google
Art images from museums around the world.

The Louvre
http://www.louvre.fr 
Site includes a virtual tour of several of the Louvre's galleries, information on the history of the museum and its collections, visitor's information, and a link to recent and/or current activities such as temporary exhibitions and lectures, films and other activities to be held in the auditorium.  Some of the information is available in French only. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/ 
Site includes information on collection, special exhibitions, events and programs, educational resources, a "create your own virtual Met" site, an online collection, a virtual tour of selected galleries, information on membership, tours, lectures and concerts to be held at the Met and resources on Art History, the Provenance Research Project and news of or related to the museum and its collections.  Also, the site includes access to the museum store, a calendar of events, and new in the fall of 2004 the Timeline of Art History.

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/
A fledgling site of a very important museum, this Hermitage museum site is available in Russian or English and includes an excellent Quick Search feature.

Tate Gallery
http://www.tate.org.uk/
Site provides links to various Tate collections and affiliated museums.  Also, the site makes a collection of paintings of selected painters available online.  A search engine allows users to search the database by collection or subject.  An archive, a library of resources and a picture library are also available.  A link to "Tate Connections," which includes an Art Projects Online site is also included.  

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