American Art

Enid Yandell. Carrie Bajnotti Fountain. 1899-1902.
Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist.


Alaska's Digital Archives. Historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps and more.



American Memory Project from Library of Congress: List of all collections in project.


American Photography: A Century of Images. University of Virginia site.





Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 'The world's preeminent resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America."

Art Spaces Archives Project. "non-profit initiative founded by a consortium of alternative art organizations ... with a mandate to help preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living an defunct for- and not-for-profit spaces of the 'alternative' or 'avant-garde' movement of the 1950s to the present throughout the United States."

Arts of the United States. Photography of the art was executed in the mid 20th century.



Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943. Library of Congress online exhibition of color photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Administration.



Calisphere: Images relating to California from California institutions. 


Charles Sheeler : Across Media.  Exhibition from the Art Institute of Chicago.


The Chinese in California 1850-1925. Online Archive of California site.

Colonial North American Project at Harvard University. Digitized materials relating to all aspects of colonial life.


Del Corazón! Latino Voices in American Art. Smithsonian Institution site.

Dominy Craftsmen Collection, University of Wisconsin. Three generations of a Long Island family of woodworkers and metalworkers.




F. W. Sargent Papers, 1854-1960. Finding aid from the Archives of American Art. Father of John Singer Sargent.


Farber Gravestone Collection. Publicly available through Luna Insight. Also available on Brown's Luna site.



Hans Hofmann Papers ca. 1904-2011. Finding Aid from the Archives of American Art.

Harmonie: Online Exhibition of John James Audubon's Birds of America. Old website from the Musée de la Civilisation.



Historic American Sheet Music. From Duke University Libraries Digital Collections.

History, Art and Archives: Collections of the US House of Representatives.

Index of American Design. National Gallery of Art site.


John J. Audubon's Birds of America. Audubon Society site offering free high resolution images of the prints from this work.












New Eyes on American Art. Images from the Walters Art Museum. Freely available with no restrictions.








Public Art Archive. A project of the Western States Arts Federation. Searchable database of public art in the United States.

Reginald Marsh Papers, 1897-1955. Finding aid from the Archives of American Art.



San Francisco Women Artists Records, 1925-1999. Finding aid in the Archives of American Art.


Save Outdoor Sculpture! Smithsonian American Art Museum project: "a program committed to the preservation and celebration of America's outdoor sculpture."



Shelburne Museum. Four centuries of art and Americana.



Smithsonian Institution: Ashcan School. Archive of works (black and white photographs).

Smithsonian Institution Inventories of American Art. Inventories of painting and sculpture "document more than 400,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide." Inventory of paintings includes artists who were active in America by 1914. The inventory of sculpture has no cut-off date.



Special Collections Resource Center at Syracuse University: Painters and Sculptors. Includes papers of Anna Hyatt Huntington, Jacob Lawrence, Grace Hartigan, Arbit Blatas, James M. Albright (relating to N. C. Wyeth), Boris Artzybasheff, Pierre Bourdelle, Philip Reisman, Anita Weschler, Frederic and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker, Letters of John Singer Sargent, Artist Interviews by Colette Roberts, and more.








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