Art Resources

Britannica image quest




Brittanica Image Quest

The ESA Library subscribes to Brittanica Image Quest.  Image Quest provides access to approx 3 million images from major image supply warehouses worldwide (Museums, DK images, Getty Images, National Geographic, Nativestock…and many more…..).  Students are able to pull current and safe images for their projects and assignments in any subject area without going against copyright (images can be used to create promotional brochures and pamphlets for any individual schools or student projects and displays).

This is a very important acquisition.  Login credentials are required.  See the special ESA Library Bookmark, or Ms. Wray.


Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum has made 65 Modern Art catalogues online for free.  Read the details at Open Culture.

US National Galley of Art

The US National Gallery of Art has made approx. 25,000 images available to download for free.  Read the details at Free Technology for Teachers.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts 372 art history books online. All of the books can be read online or downloaded as PDFs (warning, some of them are massive files). You can search through the catalog of books by thematic category, format, and publication type. And, of course, you can search through the books by title, author, and keyword. (From Free Technology for Teachers)


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Smarhistory is a free online alternative to expensive art history textbooks. Smarthistory features more than just images of notable works of art. The combination of video lessons, text articles, and audio lessons about eras and themes in art history is what makes Smarthistory a valuable resource. Students can browse all of the resources of Smarthistory by artist name, style of work, theme, or time period. Smarthistory was originally developed by art history professors Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Smarthistory is now partnered with Khan Academy to deliver lessons via video.  (From Free Technology for Teachers)

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