Art & Music

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The following Web Resources are not a part of the Library eResources, but are freely available on the Internet. The resources listed were selected by Thousand Oaks librarians because they provide valuable information and are useful for researching the subjects.


A gathering point for networked resources on art and architecture

Great art online, from over 8,000 famous painters, sculptors and photographers, at art museum sites & image archives worldwide

The Getty Research Institute
Provides information on the Getty Research Institute, Education Institute, Leadership Institute and Grant Program. Selecting "Search/Index" provides access to databases and research tools useful in the arts.

The American Artists Bluebook, extensive information about over 32,000 artists (partially accessible for free)

This Metropolitan Museum of Art site gives information on art and art history along with a substantial timeline.

National Endowment for the Arts
Independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Timelines of World Art
These timelines offer overviews of the development of the visual arts across the globe, organized into six geographic regions. Each timeline highlights important moments in visual art, linking to relevant articles and images in Grove Art.



American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 680,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers

Blouin Artinfo Music
Brings performing arts to the internet through lists of artists, companies, performances and venues.

Arts Edge
Use the Kennedy Center’s Arts Education Network multimedia library to find music, lectures on music, and online exhibitions that will explore your musical education.

Classical Music on the Web
An organized start to music resources on the internet, primarily classical but links to other types of music as well.

National Jukebox
Features over 10,000 historical recordings between 1900 and 1925 available free to the public, a joint venture of the Library of Congress and Sony Music.