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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
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The Alabama State Council on the Arts - See what's going on with art, dance, theatre, music, etc.
Architecture Web Resources - Topics covered by this guide include architecture, building and construction, design, housing, planning, preservation, facility management, energy and the environment, and landscape architecture.
Florida Heritage Collection - an ongoing cooperative project to digitize and provide online access to materials broadly representing Florida's history, culture, arts, literature, sciences and social sciences.
Mississippi Arts Commission
Mobile Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Council of New Orleans
Art & Artists
African Art:Aesthetics and Meaning - you'll find masks, sculpture, ceremonial art and more at this site hosted by the University of Virginia. Discussions and critiques accompany the images.
Art on the Web - 1200 links on art and architecture from Boston College
ArtChive - Visit Mark Harden's virtual galleries, critcisms, links etc. Good Fun!
ArtNet - a megasite with databases of artists, galleries, auctions, resources, etc.
Artist Archive - wonderful site for looking at paintings
Famous Artworks - browse by artist or theme for brief descriptions and definitions
International Sculpture Center - provides extensive information on contemporary sculpture in multiple languages
Leonardo Da Vinci - Learn about Leonardo's scientific and artistic accomplishments, from Boston's Museum of Science. Good for homework.
Sculptor.org - a directory of sculpture resources on the web, especially for artists
World Wide Arts Resources
ArtsEdge - supports arts education and curriculum with activities, lesson plans, history, behind the scenes, and networking
Galleries & Museums
American Sport Art Museum and Archives - Daphne, AL
The Art Museum Network
Birmingham Museum of Art
Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Eastern Shore Art Center - Fairhope, AL
The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
The Frick Collection, New York
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Mobile, AL
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art - Laurel, Mississippi
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Louisiana Art and Science Museum and the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium
Louisiana Children's Museum
Louvre Museum Official Website - see the collections at one of the most famous museums in the world
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mississippi Museum of Art - Jackson, MS
Mobile Medical Museum
The Mobile Museum of Art - a great guide to a fine cultural resource right here in our community!
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Morgan Library - NYC - see the exhibits and visit the museums and shops
History Museum of Mobile
Museum of Modern Art - NYC
National D-Day Museum New Orleans - America's National World War II Museum
The National Gallery Art
National Museum of Naval Aviation
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orlean's Museums
Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art - Biloxi, MS
Ogden Museum of Southern Art University of New Orleans
Pensacola Museum of Art
The Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art
University of Alabama Museums - Tuscaloosa
Walter Anderson Museum of Art - Ocean Springs, MS
Dance, Performance & Theater
Alabama Shakespeare Festival - Montgomery
Ballet and Dance Companies Worldwide
Internet Broadway Database - a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway [dating from the 1700's to the present], including all 'title page' [program] information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theaters and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway.
Joe Jefferson Players Mobile, AL
Mobile Ballet Mobile, AL
Mobile Civic Center Mobile, AL
Mobile Saenger Theatre Mobile, AL
Mobile Theatre Guild Mobile, AL
Pensacola Little Theatre Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Saenger Theatre
Timeline of Art History - A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.
University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance - Tuscaloosa