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Resources for Art Students

Art Supplies 

  • ArtWorks Kenosha. Art supply store in Kenosha offering full-service custom framing, an extensive array of art materials, and a gallery.
  • Starvin Artist. Art supplies, art materials and custom picture framing from Chicago.

Art Archives, Libraries & Databases

  • ARTstor. An online, digital library of nearly 1 million images. ARTstor is used by educators, scholars and students and includes historians of art and architecture and others engaged in the visual arts.
  • Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome. An innovative geographic database referencing the work of two 18th century masters of Roman topography: Giambattista Nolli (1701-1756), who published the first accurate map of Rome (La Pianta Grande di Roma, 1748); and his contemporary Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782), whose comprehensive documentation of the city and its monuments, especially in Delle Magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna, published from 1747-1761, establishes him as one of Rome’s great topographers.
  • U.S. Government National Archives

Art Careers

Other Art Resources

  • British Museum. The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world.
  • Chicago Artists Resource. CAR, a program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, describes opportunities for Chicago artists in dance, music, theater and visual arts.
  • Christie’s Fine Art Auctions. The world’s leading art business, offering more than 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts.
  • The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre. Information about theft and traffic of archaeological material. The Centre operated from 1996 to 2007.
  • Musée d’Orsay. The Musée d’Orsay collections are rich and multi-disciplinary: painting, sculpture, decorative arts, architecture and photography. Its masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, or Courbet, Rodin and Carpeaux, have brought it an international reputation, as well as recognition for its expertise in the history of art in the second half of the 19th century.
  • National Museum of the American Indian. The first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
  • Newberry Library, Chicago. A world-class collection of books, manuscripts and maps spanning many centuries. The Newberry offers seminars, professional development activities, workshops, lectures and fellowships for scholars.
  • Sotheby’s: Art Auction House. Pre-eminent fine art auctioneer.
  • U.S. Museums with African Art. A list provided by the Smithsonian of links to important collections of African Art in the United States.
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