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Arts & Humanities Resources

A subject guide for people interested in learning about art, art history, and photography.

Local Resources

Ocean City Arts Center
1735 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226

Ocean City Fine Arts League
943 Asbury Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 814-0308


Details for humanity

(5). a. The languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome; the classics.
b. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.

("Humanity." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. Def. 5a. 5b. 4th ed. 2005.)

Recommended Books

Peterson's guide to graduate programs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2001. Call # 378.155 PE

World Wide Web Resources

Acting as both a digital gallery as well as a portal, Artcyclopedia provides a wealth of information on art movements, key figures as well as critical articles on the subject. MasterScans presents large versions of famous pieces that are available to be downloaded. Material on the site can be searched by artist, title of work or museum.

Art on the Web
Created by Boston College, this web site offers a huge amount of information on a wide variety of art topics that are available on the Internet. Ranging from architecture to specific movements, Art on the Web also acts as a directory to educational materials on art.

ArtNet Research Library
Sponsored by the Grove Dictionary of Art, ArtNet Research is a highly informative site that offers artist biographies, art materials and techniques and styles and movements. Each topic is listed alphabetically.

Web Gallery of Art
The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries.You can conduct your visit a number of different ways, namely by browsing the collection from the alphabetic Artist Index giving basic information on artists, browsing from sorted Lists of Artists which visitors can create by setting conditions for nationality, stylistic period and time-line or selecting a tour from the Guided Tours.

Masters of Photography
Patrons interested in the art of photography will enjoy browsing through this site, which features biographies on many famous photographers (contemporary and older), as well as scanned images of their works

Picturing American

Librarians' Index to Internet
This site provides a comprehensive collection of current websites which cover the arts and humanities.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
“From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the timeline is ‘a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.’ Includes thematic essays.”

World Wide Arts Resources
“A massive directory to a great number of sites dealing with artists, art history, museums and galleries, schools, art suppliers and related topics.”

“A directory of art and architecture resources. Locate museums, programs, online journals, and more.”


Arts and Humanities Through the Eras


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