Try searching the following library databases - you may need to click on the icon: to find the actual article - we might not have access to all journals indexed in these databases.
Journal Article Indexes
Academic Search Complete Access to articles from magazines and peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, conference papers and proceedings, and educational reports from almost all academic areas of study. Alternate access via library barcode Access: CUNY.
America: History and Life Index and some fulltext to journal articles and reviews on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Access: John Jay
Specialized Encyclopedia Articles
Gale Virtual Reference Library Hundreds of specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical directories and other reference books in a wide variety of subject fields including art, music and world cultures.Alternate access via library barcode Access: CUNY
Oxford Art Online Access to the entire text of the 34 vol. Dictionary of Art from Grove, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, with updates and links to images. Alternate access via library barcode Access: CUNY
Oxford Reference Online Premium Over 200 reference books from Oxford University Press, including language dictionaries, and reference works in art, science, classics, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, performing arts, philosophy, and social science. Alternate access via library barcode Access: CUNY
Very Short Introductions Short but authoritative introductions to topics written by authors who are experts in their field. These short introductions cover a range of subjects in the arts and humanities, law, medicine and health, science and mathematics and the social sciences. Access: John Jay
from the website:
This collaborative project between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, presents digitized highlights from the personal libraries of Hilla Rebay and Juliana Force, the museums respective inaugural directors.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art have each played a key role in shaping New York’s vital cultural landscape, contributing significantly to the history of art and culture in the United States. Both founded in the 1930s, these museums were also each initially led by women—the Guggenheim, then the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, by Hilla Rebay and the Whitney by Juliana Force—who served as inaugural directors. Each woman acquired a considerable library during her tenure, collecting materials ranging from the uncommon (gallery announcements from New York and beyond, as well as rare and unusual periodicals and books) to the required reading of the day (exhibition catalogs and major monographs on contemporary artists). These important resources influenced the two women, who in turn influenced the vision and development of their respective institutions, which remain integral to the city’s cultural life today.
Working in partnership to make Rebay and Force’s personal libraries more widely available, the Guggenheim Library and Whitney Library digitized key material from each. The digitized selections, which are displayed together on the Internet Archive to highlight their commonalities and differences, are of special interest to curators, art historians, and other researchers and scholars, including those focusing on museum studies, women’s studies, and the history of New York City.
Digitized publications from both libraries can be found on the Art Resources Project Page at the Internet Archive with highlights from Hilla Rebay’s collection shown below.
MetPublications From the website: MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present. MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press.Readers may also locate works of art from the Met's collections that are included in every book title and access the most recent information about these works in Collections.
Getty Institute Publications Virtual Library Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Reading Room from the website:The Reading Room is a special corner of lacma.org dedicated to catalogues and brochures of exhibitions past. These are out-of-print, hard-to-find publications available here in full for free. From a unique set of publications focused on the Southern California art scene to rare books about German Expressionism, modern art, Southeast Asian art, and more, the catalogues and brochures here reflect the depth and breadth of LACMA’s collection and exhibition history.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) is on 5th avenue between 80th - 84th streets. They have an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Admission is always pay-what-you-wish, including the temporary Met Breuer, in the former building of the Whitney Museum. Hundreds of their Met Publications, including exhibition catalogs are now freely available online.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is between 54th and 53rd street & 5th and 6th Avenues - they have recently made thousands of images of their collection freely available online. Admission is free on friday nights.
Galleries - New York Art Beat maintains a listing of gallery openings and ongoing exhbititions.
A section of Freely Available web resources on Modern Art.
The Art Story aims to sort through all the noise of the art world and shed light on modern and contemporary art. Every one of our topic pages is meant to be an analysis that would convince the most ardent skeptic in the value of the particular artist, movement, or idea.
Paul Klee's Bauhaus Notebooks As describe by ArtInfo The notebooks of Paul Klee, all 3,900 pages that the Swiss-German artist used to teach art at Bauhaus, from 1921 to 1931, are online. The original documents, save eight pages, are held at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Germany.