Museums and institutions are not rated, nor described, unless they contain material that goes beyond programming and/or permanent collection info. Stand-outs are annotated. Please post your recommendations or comments to the Bulletin Board.
- American Museum of Visionary Art: Baltimore's newest museum (and its site) looks promising.
- California Museum of Photography: Superb contemporary photo-exhibitions and historical holdings showcased in a well-designed site.
- Capodimonte Museum
- Capp St. Project
- Michael C. Carlos Museum
- Centre Georges Pompidou
- Cooper-Hewitt Museum
- College Art Association
- Contemporary Art Museum (Houston)
- Corbis Picture Archive
- Dallas Museum of Art
- DIA Foundation: Projects include documentary fragments from Tony Oursler's and Constance de Jong's "Fantastic Prayers" performance and Komar & Melamid's riff (see solo shows) on the democratically-defined painting viewers want. (10/95)
- Exploratorium: This art-science museum posts some of the most stimulating discussions about real issues anywhere. See the museum's interactive examination of the ethics of bioengineering, which complemented its "Diving Into the Gene Pool" exhibition. (8/95)
- Field Museum of Natural History
- The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Every museum site should aspire to such quality. The diverse collections of this museum are presented in a well-organized fashion and the icing on the cake is its searchable online image database. FAMSF is working to digitize it's entire collection for your browsing pleasure.
- The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- Krannert Art Museum
- Lannan Foundation
- Library of Congress: This is the site you'd want if you were stranded on a desert island with phone lines. Peruse 1400 Carl Van Vechten portraits, the Farm Security Administration photo archive, or the notebooks of Walt Whitman. (11/95)
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- Louvre: Historical info and a changing array of images from the collection.
- Ludwig Museum
- Metropolitan Museum
- Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Interesting "online curriculum" info for educators.
- Modern Art Museum, Stockholm
- Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Nagoya City Art Museum
- National Endowment for the Arts: Interesting articles about public-sector, on-line project; too bad there's so little money available to implement them.
- The National Gallery of Canada
A technically-savvy site available in both French and English. Don't miss the online counterpart to the current exhibition "The Ingenious Machine of Nature."
- National Museum of the American Indian
- The National Museum of Australia
- New York Public Library: The world's best library does it again. The breathtaking "Global Library" exhibition, for instance, includes its own web tour. (4/96)
- Smithsonian Institution: This multi-museum site comes complete with slide-shows and the like.
- University Art Museum, Berkeley : Serious exhibition-related material--catalog-essay-excerpts and images--from recent shows including "In A Different Light" (an exhibition of queer sensibility in 20th century American art) and the drawings of Louise Bourgeois, the latter complete with the artist's real-time commentary in her own voice. (2/96)
- University of California Museum of Paleontology: Intriguing on-line exhibitions about evolution etc.
- Vatican Museum
- The Victoria and Albert Museum
- Walker Art Center
- Andy Warhol Museum
- Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
- Whitney Museum of American Art : Links to artworks and access to archived chat. (9/95)
- Women Artists Archive
- Yale University Art Gallery
- Yerba Buena Gardens/Center for the Arts