Art, Music, and Theater



Access images of major works arranged by movement, artist, title, or museum. Also offers glossaries of art terms.

Art:21-Art in the 21st Century

Online resources related to the PBS series Art in the 21st Century


Access to classic and contemporary visual art from around the world. Includes work by both famous and obscure artists.

The National Gallery of Art

Collection home page

Photo Study Collection Database

Image database provide by the Getty.

Timeline of Art History

A visual and text encyclopedia documenting art history worldwide. Click on a time period, then region, then country for an essay and images. See also Thematic Essays on the same site. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

World Wide Art Resources

An online gallery of over 200,000 works by thousands of contemporary visual artists.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Research sources from the Smithsonian American Art Museum


All-Music Guide

A comprehensive guide to the creative and commercial history and discography of contemporary musicians.

Instrument Encyclopedia

Information on the origin, history, sound, and use of musical instruments from around the world. Includes graphics.

Music Collections

Access to digitized records of American musicians housed at the Library of Congress.


Internet Broadway Data Base

Credits and other information on Broadway plays and musicals, from The League of American Theatres and Producers.

Music, Theatre, and Dance (previously I Hear America Singing)

An online performing arts exhibition from the Library of Congress.

Musicals 101

Provides original cast and crew, criticism, photos, and other information related to (mostly American) musical theatre produced since 1920.