The Lloyd Sealy Library has many books, mainly ebooks on Modern, Post Modern & Contemporary Art and Artists. Try searching One Search on these subject headings Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History * Art, Modern -- 20th century * Art, Modern -- 19th century * Art, Modern -- 21st century
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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collections Includes spotlights on key works and collections, open access art images and exhibit information
Art Resources from the Mid-20th Century 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. 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. Collections.
Getty Institute Publications Virtual Library Free digital backlist titles from the Getty Publications Archives.
Brooklyn Museum publications - selections from books published by this museum are available here - read more about the project on the Brooklyn Museum Blog
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 for NY'rs (including NYC College Students) 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 exhibitions
A section of Freely Available web resources on Modern Art.
Twentieth Century Artists Statements Archive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. - includes reactions to art in the Museum's collections as well as statements on their own works.
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.