Arts-Related Websites

Alexander Calder Virtual Exhibit

Americans for the Arts

Excellent arts information resource site. Provides arts policy and advocacy information, and arts research summaries and links.


Search artcyclopedia by artist name, artworks by title, movement, medium, subject matter, or nationality, or by art museums. Provides comprehensive information about art movements.

The Art Teacher Connection


Art resource offered by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

California Arts Project

California Art Project to help deepen teacher knowledge and develop instructional strategies.

Children’s Music Web

Offers resources for kids and families.

Dance Education Web

Provides myriad of information on Dance for kids and educators.

The Getty Museum

Arts resources at the Getty Museum include school visit information, professional development opportunities for teachers, lessons and curricula for K-12 teachers, an area just for kids, and an online listserv for teachers and educators. Background information and images from current collections are available.

LA Cultural Affairs Department

Center offers an extensive list of LA’s cultural centers and theatres. A schedule of free cultural events throughout LA are included in the downloadable Festival Guide.

Library of Congress

Teacher resources at this site include The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theatre and Dance, a collection of scores, sheet music, audio, and films; and Lyrical Legacy, an in-depth look at unique song and poetry documents from the Library’s digital collections.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Incredible Art Department

Comprehensive arts lesson and activity resource from Princeton Online. Most lessons include essential question(s), generalizations, resource information, vocabulary, materials needed, assessment and instructional strategies, curriculum connections, step by step procedures and images of finished student work. Offers a wide range of styles and artists from around the world.

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

The Mercury Theater on the Air

National Gallery of Art

PBS Arts & Drama

Comprehensive resource of information on various types of dance, drama, and music, specific works, and performers.

The Piano Education Page

Offers resources for piano teachers.

Van Gogh’s Virtual Exhibit

Vincent Van Gogh Gallery

This site claims to be the most “thorough and comprehensive Van Gogh resource on the web.” Images, biographical information, and analysis of work are provided.

Web Gallery of Art

This virtual museum includes a database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic Renaissance and Baroque Periods. Includes pictures, biographies of artists, and over thousands of reproductions.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Ansel Adams at 100

Engaging interactive site integrating the works of Ansel Adams with the history of California.

Smithsonian Education

The online Smithsonian resource library includes heritage teaching resources that cover Black History, Women’s History, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Heritage, and American Indian Heritage. Classroom resources also include biographical sketches, exhibitions, readings, and activities.

US Department of Education – Just for Teachers

This includes current state and local initiatives, teaching resources across the curriculum from 35 federal agencies, over 40,000 lesson ideas and instructional materials, and hundreds of websites. Includes links to free teacher resources and materials.