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  • Architect Online — Interesting articles on architecture and design from the publishers of the popular journal.
    http://www.architectmagazine.com/
  • Architect Studio 3-D — With tips from Frank Lloyd Wright, students can select a client and a location and design a house that meets the client’s needs and fits the location. Background on Wright and architecture are also provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
    http://www.architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/index.html
  • ArchNet — An online community of architects and planners with a special focus on Islamic architecture; many images of buildings and monuments are available in the site library.
    http://archnet.org/lobby.tcl
  • Art and the Shaping of Identity — The History Matters website at George Mason University presents this lesson teaching students how to look at art as a representation and shaper of national identity.
    http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6875
  • Art, Design, and Visual Thinking — An online textbook by Professor Charlotte Jirousek of Cornell University.
    http://char.txa.cornell.edu/
  • Art History Resources on the Web — Links to information on the history of art, organized chronologically and regionally. From Professor Christopher Witcombe of Sweet Briar College.
    http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Lesson Plans — Lesson plans on African-American art, Taoism and Chinese art, impressionism and postimpressionism, and many other topics. Suggested activities for families accessible from most lesson pages are also potentially useful in the classroom.
    http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/Impressionism/lesson
  • Art Museums Worldwide — Links to art museums online in the United States and around the world.
    http://www.artcyclopedia.com/general/museums.html
  • Artlex Art Dictionary — Art teacher and site creator Michael Delahunt defines 3,600 art terms.
    http://www.artlex.com/
  • ArtsConnectEd — The Minneapolis Institute of Arts provides access to galleries, teaching suggestions, and online art activities for kids.
    http://www.artsconnected.org/
  • Arts Education Partnership — Standards, assessments, and research on art education are provided at this site.
    http://aep-arts.org/
  • ArtsEdge — Arts-related standards, current news about the arts, online lessons, tools for curriculum development integrating the arts, arts quotes, interviews with artists, and links to other sites of interest. Hosted by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
    http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
  • Cleveland Museum of Art: Education — This Ohio museum provides numerous resources for students and teachers.
    http://www.clevelandart.org/learn/k-12teachers.aspx
  • Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making — MOMA explores the relationship between comics and the works of 13 abstract artists.
    http://moma.org/exhibitions/2007/comic_abstraction/
  • Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment — Established by the British government, CABE seeks to improve quality of life through better design of buildings, streets, schools, and more. Urban design news, case studies, and teaching resources are among the site’s features.
    http://www.cabe.org.uk/
  • Communicate e-learning — The Barbican performing arts center in the UK presents this website on graphic design for high school teachers and students.
    http://www.barbican.org.uk/communicate
  • Craft in America — This site provides examples of crafts of various genres, educator guides, and information about artists.
    http://www.craftinamerica.org/?
  • Culturally Situated Design Tools — This site provides lessons for teaching mathematical principles by looking at art from a number of cultures around the world. From Ron Eglash at Rensselaer Polytechnic.
    http://www.ccd.rpi.edu/Eglash/csdt/
  • Digital Imaging Project — Subtitled “art historical images of sculpture and architecture from pre-historic to post-modern,” this site presents the slide collection of Bluffton College art historian Mary Ann Sullivan, organized by location, artist/architect, and historical period.
    http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/
  • Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture — The University of Wisconsin presents images and texts related to the decorative arts, with special attention to Early America.
    http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/DLDecArts/
  • Education at the Getty — Art lessons, access to exhibitions and galleries, a teacher listserv, and a guide to developing lessons incorporating analysis of art. From The Getty.
    http://www.getty.edu/education/
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959 — Drawings and photos, with commentaries, classroom activities, and essays related to the work of the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. A companion to the PBS film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
    http://www.pbs.org/flw/
  • Great Buildings Online — A database of information on more than 1000 buildings, with photographs, three-dimensional models, reviews, and biographical information on architects.
    http://www.greatbuildings.com/gbc/buildings.html
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Podcasts — The museum provides more than 70 podcasts on topics related to varying genres of art, from sculpture to film to bookmaking.
    http://www.hirshhorn.si.edu/collection/resource-centre/#detail=/bio/podcast-and-magazine-archive/&collection=resource-centre
  • The Impressionist Movement — This French site provides a history of impressionism, along with biographies of major artists who were part of the movement.
    http://www.impressionniste.net/impressionism_history.htm
  • Islamic Art — A lengthy discussion of the history of Islamic Art, by Islamic art curator Linda Komaroff of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
    http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/islamic.htm
  • Latino Voices in American Art — This Smithsonian exhibit examines how art changes as arts move from one culture to another, focusing on six Latino artists and their work.
    http://delcorazon.si.edu/
  • Learning About Landscape — The Birmingham (UK) Art Gallery provides an interactive page to help elementary-level students learn key techniques in drawing landscapes.
    http://www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/landscape.htm
  • Learning: Arts and Images — The British Library presents four modules—on maps as art, the human body represented in images, a sacred medieval book, and writing.
    http://www.bl.uk/learning/artimages/index.html
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Master Draftsman — The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents selected drawings from its recent exhibition, many with audio commentary; also presented are essays and a chronology of da Vinci’s work.
    http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2002/leonardo-da-vinci-master-draftsman-opens-at-metropolitan-museum-january-22
  • Let Your Motto Be Resistance — This site hosts an exhibit of 100 photographic portraits of African Americans.
    http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/motto/index.html
  • The Louvre — One of the great museums of Western art, the Louvre provides multiple ways to access its more than 175,000 works of art.
    http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home_flash.jsp?bmLocale=en
  • Meet Me at Midnight — An interactive tour introduces young people to American art.
    http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/midnight/default_flash.html
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Interactive Tours — The MFA presents online exhibits of Monet’s works, Japanese postcards, Korean art, an audio tour of musical instruments, and much more.
    http://www.mfa.org/collections/index.asp?key=37
  • National Gallery of Art — This site provides access to exhibitions and excellent teaching resources. A special NGA Kids page guides young people through the process of analyzing pieces of fine art. Among the NGA’s many resources are detailed looks at how individual paintings, such as Pablo Picasso’s The Tragedy and Rembrandt’s Abraham Entertaining the Angels were created.
    http://www.nga.gov/
  • Photography as a Weapon — Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris explores the manipulation of photographs in the digital age.
    http://morris.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/11/photography-as-a-weapon/?ref=opinion
  • Seattle Art Museum: Play Online — Interactive pages and lesson plans on such topics as Buddhist art, impressionism, African art, and how art tells stories.
    http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Learn/schoolteacher/learnonline.asp
  • Shared Experience: Art and War — Subtitled “Australia, Britain, and Canada in the Second World War,” this site presents artworks organized into such categories as battle, leisure, casualties, and home.
    http://www.awm.gov.au/sharedexperience/index.asp
  • Silicon Valley Art Museum — Features exhibitions that explore the relationship between art and technology, as well as a large collection of art lessons.
    http://svam.org/
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum — Exhibitions, online teacher’s guides, activities to help students explore art and the process of making art, and a question-answering service.
    http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm
  • Tate Online — Hear artists and curators discuss their work and explore such topics as art in the `60s, 19th-century American landscape painting, and surrealism at this site from London’s Tate Museum. Another interesting feature from the museum is the Tate Carousel, which presents a slide show of 2000 works from the museum’s collections.
    http://www.tate.org.uk/learn
  • Timeline of Art History — Explore specific time periods or the history of particular genres of art at this site from the Metropolitan Museum.
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
  • Worldview — Subtitled “Perspectives on Architecture and Urbanism from Around the Globe,” this site presents detailed analyses of Beirut, Oslo, Tijuana, Caracas, and Dhaka (Bangladesh). From the Architectural League of New York.
    http://www.worldviewcities.org/

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