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Visual and Performing Arts

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Visual Arts (back to top)

PBS: American Masters
A list of more than 100 famous American artists.
A. Pintura: Art Detective
Fun online game site that teaches art history and composition.
This site features more than 200 artists, excerpts from the best writers on art, art CD-ROM reviews, other online art resources, verbal and visual essays on art, virtual exhibitions, and art new.
Artcyclopedia: The Guide to Fine Art on the Internet
This is a comprehensive site with links to art work, the artists, art museums, and art features.
Art Education and ArtEdventures From Sanford and A Lifetime of Color
This site allows users to create art through hands-on activites and demos.
Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back
From the Seattle Art Museum: photos of famous African artists and examples of their works.
ARTiculation: Learning to look at art
Teaches students the process of critiquing art.
the @rt room
Art resources for teachers, but there's lots of cool stuff for students as well.
Teacher resources designed to enrich art education.
The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
Standards-based resources that support art education.
Artstudio Chalkboard
Fundamental instruction on perspective, shading, color and painting.
ArtsWire features news updates on social, economic an political issues affecting the arts. Great site!
The Kax Herberger Center for Children and the Arts
Educational materials designed for teachers, students and parents that cover the visual arts, dance, music and drama.
Carmine's Introduction to Architecture
Experience the world of architecture and design your own building through this interactive site.
LACMA: Places
Educational web site that explores the theme of "place" in artwork.
Learner.org's Cinema Exhibit
This interactive site sets the creative process of filmmaking in motion for middle and high school students.
Louvre Museum: Official Web Site
If you can't go to Paris, visit this site for the next best thing!
Masters of Photography
At this site browse through the list of artists, read the articles and check out the resources, as well as view the photographs.
Metrolpolitan Museum of Art
New York City
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History
An overview of world art history through chronologies, maps and themes.
National Gallery of Art
Go to Teaching Resources/Online Programs for in-depth studies of specific artists, etc. Go to collection for a selection of art in many categories. This will be helpful for students as well as teachers.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Women in art from the Renaissance to present day has good bios on female artists and a gallery showcasing some of that art.
NPR: Present at the Creation

New and extraordinary items in art and popular culture.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Welcome to SFMOMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The Virtual Study Tour
This site takes you on a virtual tour through the Knossos Labyrinth and the Palace of Rameses III.
Web Gallery of Art
12,000 digital images of art from the European Renaissance.
World Wide Arts Resources
Good resource page. Has its own search engine to lots of different types of art sites on the Web dealing with visual arts, dance, architecture, arts employment, art supplies and more.

Radio (back to top)

Youth Radio
Youth Radio promotes young people's intellectual, creative, and professional growth through training and access to media.

Theater (back to top)

Creative Drama and Theatre Education Resource Site
Find resources on creative drama and theater educaiton; and don't miss the section with ideas for classroom, games and a book list.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
This site offers Shakespeare's complete plays and poetry for free.
Internet Theatre Database
The Internet Theatre Database provides all aspects of theatre information free of charge.
The cyber encyclopedia of musical theater, TV and film, featuring more than 330 musicals for schools to choose from.
Theatre History on the Web
An online resource for theatre history.
Theatre History on the Web
An online resource for theatre history.
Celebrating Sondheim
The life and works of composer Stephen Sondheim.

Movies, Videos and T.V. (back to top)

The Internet Movie Database
This site is a searchable database of everything you always wanted to know about movies.

Music (back to top)

AMG All Music Guide
This is the place to look for music styles, articles, glossary, books, cds and hear samples of music as well.
PBS: American Roots Music: History of American Popular Music
Travel back through the 20th century to explore the roots of American music...Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, Cajun, Zydeco, Tejano and Native American.
ArtsAlive: Music
The National Arts Centre (NAC) presents ArtsAlive.ca Music, a great place to discover the excitement of the performing arts! Learn all about orchestral music, the NAC Orchestra, its musicians and friends, great composers, conductors and much more!
The Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach
The major forms of musical composition are made simple at this site, where you can create your own compositions.
Classical Net
Good resource site for composers, their works and bios. Also has articles and a good section about classical music appreciation.
Essentials of Music
The focus is on classical music, with sections on composers and historical eras. The Eras section offers articles and information covering the six main classical music periods, from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Centuy. Each era is examined in terms of its historical themes, musical context, style and representative composers. A glossary of musical terms is also included. Many musical excerpts are included to illustrate the information provided.
Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande
Library of Congress: American Memory: Folk music of the Hispano culture of the Southwest.
PBS: Mississippi River of Song
An in-depth look at American culture through music.
Music Dragon
Provides tutorials, guides and information on musical genres, the history of music, instruments and links to otherrelated sites.
Music in Our World
Breaks music down into genres, including Arab, African, Baroque, and 20th century.
New Music Juke Box
NewMusicJukebox is the online library and listening room that provides immediate access to scores, streaming audio, and vital information about music by American composers.
The New York Philharmonic Kidzone!
Hear instruments, watch interviews with musicians and follow the orchestra around the world.