- Criticism and Curatorial Practice
- Drawing and Painting
- Integrated Media
- Sculpture/Installation and Fabrication
Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Museums and Galleries
Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Includes an extensive Member Directory of Ontario art galleries. Select "Cultural Management Resources" for information on Advocacy and Lobbying Arts and Community, Copyright, Collections Management, Cultural Diversity, Education, Employment, Fund-raising, Sponsorship and more.
Slate Art Guide
Current issue only. Access information on art exhibitions in Toronto and Ontario.
Art DeadLines List
The online version of the monthly newsletter (email or paper) with announcements listing art contests, competitions, art scholarships, grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs, internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, for artists, art educators and art students of all ages.
Organizations & Companies
International Council of Museums
Includes official ICOM documents, publications, and standards. Also provides museum directories, news, information on related associations and curatorial practice online, links to information on illicit traffic in cultural property, and more
Banff International Curatorial Institute
Site offers contacts and information on upcoming conferences.
View the innovative Web design and virtual galleries of this Montreal based company's innovative "museum planning and exhibit experience design" projects.
Curating & Criticism Resources
Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Frick Collection. A directory to assist researchers locate "primary source material about American collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records." Keyword search or browse by art collector/patron's name.
Offers videos, interviews, background information on artists and the art world. Hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art and includes material from the Museum of Modern Art and the PBS series “Art:21.”
Catalogue Raisonnés (International Foundation for Art Research)
Browse or search this catalogue for published catalogues raisonnés or for catalogues in preparation. Basic publication information is included with brief descriptions of the scope and contents.
Classical Art Research Online Services (CLAROS)
Browse this directory of institutional websites, online documents and visual resources from key international institutions specializing in classical art research.
Dictionary of Art Historians (Duke University)
Search or browse full text biographies and authoritative entires on the key scholars, museum professionals and academic historians of art for classic and contemporary art history research.
Canadian Heritage Information Network
Extensive information on conservation, curating, and collecting. Includes tools such as Artefacts Canada Database, an online Reference Library, Centre for Exhibition Exchange and more.
The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories
Frick Collection. This rich database drawn from documents in the Amsterdam City Archives provides detailed information on ownership of works of art in the Dutch Golden Age. Compiled by late Yale University Professor John Michael Montias, it contains information from 1,280 inventories of goods (paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, etc.) owned by people living in 17th century Amsterdam. Drawn from the Gemeentearchief (now known as the Stadsarchief), the actual dates of the inventories range from 1597-1681.
This "online resource centre for museologists and museum professionals" offers access to research, papers, news, e-museums, and the MERT (Museum Education Roundtable Toronto) Journal.
Perseus Digital Library (Tufts Univ.)
ASearch this opens source full text databases of primary documents in classical antiquity. Includes Greek, Roman, Arabic & Germanic texts as well as primary sources from 19th century U.S.A.
Resources for Curatorship and Community Interactions
University of Victoria : Offers a directory of online essays, Web sites, and articles on topics such as Knowing the Visitor, Working with Communities, Evolving Roles of Museums/Curators, etc.
University of Toronto : (1996 -) Browse articles on literary and sociological theories. Note: numerous articles are in French.
C Theory/C Net
Canadian journal of social and political theory. Resources include free e-books, "ctheory.net" for essays and commentaries, and a "multimedia" art site.
Peer reviewed. (1996 -) Search or Browse. Topics include technology, culture and popular culture.
(2008 -) Download pdf issues of this independent international Web-Journal focusing on questions around curatorial practice and theory. Supported by the Postgraduate Program in Curating, Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
Post Modern Culture
Johns Hopkins University : (1990 -)
Note: Select "Text-Only Archive" to browse back issues of this significant scholarly journal.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Research & Scholars Newsletter
(2007 -) Full text articles on issues in archival & museology studies.
(2002 -) Browse articles by date. Deals with social and cultural change with articles that "explore and redefine regionality."
(1997 -) University of Pennsylvania : Each volume is thematically based and covers topics in cultural and literary theory, philosophy.
Drawing and Painting
Provides brief descriptions and graphics dealing with colour vision, additive/subtractive colour, as well as applied usages (painting, photography, on monitors, lithography etc...)
The Golden Section
Ewers Architecture : Simple four step description and a brief history.
Deriving the Golden Section from a Square
A video clip demonstrates the process of creating the Golden section.
Drawing and Sketching
About.com : A comprehensive list of links, tutorials, information sites, and online articles are available through this site. Information on specific drawing techniques is provided, including Blind Contour, Mass-Gesture, Line-Gesture, Continuous Line.
Drawing and Painting
DMOZ open directory : Similar to the Google Directory, yet with more European sites listed.
Drawing and Painting Resources
Artists in Canada
National Gallery of Canada : Includes biographical information, birth/death dates, place of birth/death, artist technique. Also identifies galleries/libraries with files on over 42,700 artists. Updated regularly. Covers visual artists, designers, architects who were born or who have worked in Canada.
Canadian Art Database
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art : Over 20,000 images and biographies for over 300 artists; includes some OCAD faculty. Updated monthly. Includes visual artists/designers from all mediums who were born or have worked in Canada.
The Art Newspaper: Events, Politics and Economics
(2000 -) Updated daily, this newspaper contains hundreds of articles on currents events in the art world. Keyword searches of the full text article database are possible. Click here for information on the publishers.
Arts and Letters Daily
(current issue only) Created by The Chronicle of Higher Education, this publication covers news and reviews of "philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language, trends, breakthroughs." Articles are gleaned from major international newspapers. Updated daily.
BBC:Arts & Culture
(current issues only) This site, updated weekly, provides information on the visual and performing arts in the United Kingdom. Full text articles are organized by headings (News and Reviews, Films, Books, etc.), and links to audio clips of interviews with architects, painters, photographers, and sculptures are included. These latter resources require RealPlayer audio software.
(1949 -) Selected articles from this magazine, first published in 1893, are available. Articles provide scholarly information on artists and art techniques. Use the keyword search, or browse articles by topic (painting, photography, sculpture, etc.).
Resource Library Magazine
Traditional Fine Art Online: (1997 -) Browse for in-depth essays and articles on all aspects of international fine and decorative arts. Select "Chronological Index" to access articles by date/issue or browse the subject list.
DMOZ open directory: A directory of hundreds of video Web sites of all genres.
Media Resources on the Internet
University of California, Berkley: Access thousands of sites from this authoritative directory created by
the Media Resources Center at the Moffitt Library.
Film Publications and Resource Guides
Library of Congress :Browse this extensive list of film sites, e-zines, other online resources.
Video Art in Canada VTape
A division of VTape this site offers and ever expanding collection of Canadian video artists' bios, critiques and works.
The Canadian Film Encyclopedia Film Reference Library
Contains over 750 film titles, biographical and subject entries. Coverage is of Canada's historical and contemporary films and filmakers. This site lists many other print and electronic resources.
Film and TV Studies Gateway
Academic Info : A directory of Web sites organized by subject. Includes links to sites pertaining to geographic region, film festivals, films reviews, digital libraries and more.
Research Guide in Film Studies
Yale University : Offers a directory of Web sites organized by type (Bibliographies, Filmographies, Movie Guides, etc.). Includes some title for books at Yale U., but otherwise includes useful academic sites.
Film and Video Resources
Inter-Film Media Catalogue
Unviersity of Waterloo : find videos, DVDs and other media from all major Ontario academic libraries, including OCAD.
VTape Video Art Research Database
Search a reference collection of over 1500 articles about video art and video artists compiled and maintianed by Toronto's VTape
Canadian Women in Film
Encyclopedia of Canadian women's contribution to film making and production since 1896. One of the only resources of its kind. Includes bibliography of print sources for related reading.
Artson Film Archive
Univ. of Westminster. Offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK.
National Film Preservation Foundation
Offers film clips from archival films, find information on forms of film preservation.
Film Studies Association of Canada
Offers a directory of links and information on this academic organization.
Director's Guild of America
Access news, an e-zine, and a media archive (video and soundclips, transcripts, downloads)
Directory of International Film and Video Festivals
Britfilms.com :Festivals listed by geographic area.
Images: a journal of film and popular culture
(1996 -) Search or browse the archives (either Reviews or Features) for scholarly information on theory, criticism and current events in cinematography.
Kinema: A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media
University of Waterloo : (1993 -) Search or browse. Covers topics in "history, theory and aesthetics."
Movie Review Query Engine
Search over 32,500 reviews of international films from all eras. An excellent, dependable site with an effective keyword search.
(1992 -) Offers essays, interviews, and commentaries on international independent cinema. Browse selected back issue articles by selecting "Archive-Back Issues." Also useful is a directory of "online resources for filmmakers," listed by category.
(1993 -) Search for articles or browse Archive of past issues by date. Offers news and features on culture, politics, and technology with a unique popular culture spin.
Guides and Techniques
Digital Truth: Photo Source
This site provides extensive information on Time/Temperature Charts, and various processing techniques. Separate charts are provided for almost every film brand name on the market.
How to make and use a pinhole camera
Instructions and diagrams from the Kodak site.
About.com: As usual, About.com provides a comprehensive online directory of resources for, in this case, photography. Information on cameras, photographic techniques, online exhibitions, and much more is included in the site's scope.
Classic Camera Profiles
CameraQuest This database provides access to information on hundreds of different cameras from the earliest models to those produced presently. Each record provides pictures of the camera from various angles and a detailed description of its capabilities, production, design, original price and its popularity at the time of its production.
Rochester Institute of Technology: Dozens of full text articles are published on this site, providing scholarly information on photography and photographic techniques. Charts, images, and figures are included. This site provides excellent support for both researching and practicing the art of photography.
Ansel Adams at 100
SFMOMA: Explore the world of ideas behind Ansel Adams's photography through archival footage of the artist at work, audio commentaries by art historians, and words from Adams himself.
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian
Northwestern Univ.: Full text open source e-book version of Curtis's 1907-08 publication.
Yousuf Karsh (1908 -2002)
CyberMuse: National Gallery of Canada's selection of portraits by this prolific photographer.
Mapplethorpe Foundation: This site contains a biography and selected works by Mapplethorpe.
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills
MOMA:Fourteen images from Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills (including "the luscious librarian"), a series of photographs ("like movie stills") depicting assorted roles of women in film. From the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
National Geographic: This site profiles Jodi Cobb, Karen Kasmauski, Maria Stenzel, Annie Griffiths Belt, and Sisse Brimberg, with their audio commentaries on the photos. Requires Flash.
General Photography Resources
Government of Canada: Over 65,000 photographic images, lithographs and reproductions of Canadian subjects.
Photography Collection: Western History
Over 80,000 historic images from the Midwestern United States. NOTE: not all entries have accompanying images.
Apogee Photo: Internet Photography Magazine
(1996 -) Search or browse archive for practical, theoretical, and editorial information on photographic arts.
Black and White Photography
EyesCoffee: (articles not dated) Use the drop-down menus to view brief photo essays on Dreams, Reality (images from several Asian countries), Culture and Features. Although no practical information on techniques is included, the images and magazine layout are exemplary.
Digital Photography Review
(1999 -) Select either "News" or "Reviews" for articles, which allows users to search or browse articles by date. Also includes "Galleries" of images of cameras, a glossary of terms, and an instructional "Learn" page that offers tips and techniques in art photography.
Studio Photography and Design Magazine
(2000-) Select "Archive" to search or browse (by date or by article type) back issues of this publication. Offers product spotlights, professional tips, feature stories, and specific information for wedding photographers.
Guides and Techniques
Q+A Printmaking Page
Short information page that offers brief answers to common questions in printmaking. Covers definitions, all traditional processes (including computer printing), and materials (including safety issues).
Provides a list of online wood block print images. Scroll down for detailed guides, lessons, and tutorials on preparation, carving, and printing. Created and maintained by woodblock printmaker David Bull.
Offers "non-toxic, alternative methods for printmaking" that includes a detailed database with information on "etching without acid, grounding without wax, tinting without rosin, cleaning without solvents."
What is a Print
Offers brief descriptions of major categories of prints. Also access the Dictionary of Printmaking Terms.
Inuit Artists Print Database
National Gallery of Canada contains nearly 8000 records for prints dating from1957 to today.
Printmakers A to Z
Offers images of 50 U.S. printmakers, working in all mediums, from mid 19th century through to the present.
The American Print Alliance
Offers exhibits, a gallery, and information on this North American organization.
Yahoo Web Directory: Includes links to printmaking history, techniques and news.
Sculpture/Installation and Fabrication
Guides and Techniques
Alt.Sculpture FAQ page
An excellent database of information on various molding, casting, and sculpting techniques for all materials (plastics, resins, cement, etc.).
A comprehensive resource for sculptors: An excellent database of information on various molding, casting, and sculpting techniques for all materials (plastics, resins, cement, etc.).
Web Directories and Organizations
Ohio Arts Council : Includes "Sculpture Forum" (internships, events, calls for entries, etc), online exhibitions, and a newsletter with "the latest news concerning sculpture."
Sculptor's Society of Canada
Provides information on this 70 year old organization and includes information artists and art of past exhibitions.
International Sculpture Centre
ISC: This site does offers current issues of "ISC News," and a wealth other resources. Of particular note is the excellent "Resource Center" that offers biographies of famous Historical Sculptors, Technical Resources (listed by material type, e.g. Stone, Metal, Fiber), Sculpture Curriculum (for online tutorials), Conferences, Awards, Opportunities, etc.
Environmental Art Museum
Access news, exhibitions and biographical information on envirnomental and earth art.
Mechanical Cabaret Theatre
Museum dedicated to displaying and promoting kinetic sculpture, automata, and mechanical toys. Includes images and videos of current and historic works.
Sculptures: Artwork Collection
Picassomio.com : Browse hundreds of images of contemporary sculptures by mediums, including Ceramics, Metal, Mixed, Stone, Wood.
International Sculpture Centre: (1996 -) Scroll down to access the archive of feature articles on all aspects of contemporary sculpture. Browse only.
Stone World & Contemporary Stone Design Magazine
(2000 -) Search the entire archive or by individual years for information on use of stone in architecture, sculpture, and design.
(1997 -)Claiming to be a "Graphical On-Line Guide to Metalworking," this online publications offers a discussion group, news, plans and supplier information for metalworking, woodworking, forge &anp; foundry peactices.
Toronto Sculpture Garden
(1981 - ) Current and archived installations from this innovate local public space.
Tout-Fait:The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal
(1999 -) Browse numerous scholarly articles from this free online journal. Covers all aspects of Duchamp's output.
The Henry Moore Foundation
Access images of Moore's works worldwide as well as current projects supported by the Foundation.
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