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Fine Arts Subject Guide

Subject Guide: Fine Arts (Art, History of Art, Music, Performing Arts)

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Selected Web Resources
Fine Arts
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies with topics related to visual arts, music, performing arts, and artists. 

Artcyclopedia - a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. Covers  the biggest and best sites around, and have links for most well-known artists to keep you surfing for hours.
Mother of all Art History Link Pages - sponsored by the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Topics/sections deal with images collections, resources online, art history depts., etc.
Art History Resources on the Web  - Web-masterd by Dr. Christopher L.C.E. Witcombe Professor, Department of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA. He began using digital technology in 1995 and, besides teaching courses using web-based materials, maintains a number of websites, including the popular and top Google-ranked ART HISTORY RESOURCES ON THE WEB. The site was recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for inclusion on EDSITEment as "one of the best online resources for education in the humanities."
Artchive - Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art critique, reviews, and links.

Teoria: includes music theory tutorials, articles, exercises
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: contains around 35,000 public domain music scores

Performing Arts
Theatre History on the Web - theater resources including indexes and resource sites, dance, global theatre, much on Canadian theatre - includes links, script archive, international theatre topics, etc.
Playbill - includes worldwide coverage of plays, schedules of what and when plays are occurring. Also has Who’s Who, award winners, jobs available and much more.
Fine Arts Print Periodicals