Named ‘Best Art Museum’ This site is sponsored by Intel and collaborates with the world’s leading museum and exhibitors to enhance and extend the art museum experience by presenting major exhibitions, works, and other art-related content online, in a rich and interactive environment.
National Gallery of Art Washington DC. This is the official Gallery site and includes an index of all the images in the Galleries extensive collection, as well as a good collection of teaching resources and classroom lesson plans.
Virtual Museum of Canada – This groundbreaking gateway is the result of a strong partnership between Canada’s vast museum community and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Spearheading the enterprise is the Canadian Heritage Information Network, a federal agency that for thirty years has enabled the heritage community to benefit from cutting-edge information technologies.
The web site of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection pages of this site are fantastic. There are thousands of copiable images that can be downloaded. The teachers resources section is poor and mostly advertises resource products that can be purchased on line.
Vancouver Art Gallery – Page with information about exhibits, Upcoming exhibits, workshops and more. This site includes an on line gallery with information and graphics of works in the Gallery’s permanent collection including a comprehensive section on Emily Carr.
Contemporary Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Gallery – This is the official website of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver’s only public gallery devoted to contemporary art. The site features information about current exhibitions, online teaching resources and classroom lesson plans.
Harvard University Art Museum’s Info and images of various collections and exhibits.
The official Louvre Museum site. This is an incredible, site with a virtual tour of the gallery as well as a comprehensive collection of annotated images from each of the collections which can be viewed in full frame format as well as copied to print.
What Is a Print? This nifty Museum of Modern Art exhibit describes the fine art of printmaking, an ink-on-paper format, in which images are created using various techniques of indirect transfer. Printmaking is centuries old — the first woodcuts appeared in ninth-century China. In the Renaissance, artists like Breughel and Rembrandt created etchings using acid to incise line drawings on a metal plate. Lithography (crayon or ink on stone) flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries, as in the work of Toulouse-Lautrec. Screen printing (serigraphy) came into its own with the poster and pop art of the 20th century. Think Warhol, Marilyn, Campbell Soup.
Enjoy the galleries.