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Art History
North America   Suggest a Link
(includes U.S., Canada and Native North American Nations and Cultures. For Mexican and Central American Art see Latin America.)
Pre-Colonial North America
General Resources for Pre-Colonial North American Art
Petroglyphs and Rock Painting (information and good images on petroglyphs and rock painting throughout North America) (John F. Campbell)
The Art and Architecture of the Anasazi (extensive introduction to Anasazi art and architecture, includes many images) (Katrina Cook, Australian National U.)
North America (Timeline of Art History covers North American Art from 8000 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E., includes images, key events and history) (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Ancient (until 1 C.E.)
Indian Knoll (introduction to the Indian Knoll site, includes detailed images) (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
1-500 C.E.
Hopewell (introduction to Hopewell archaeological site with images) (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
500-1000 C.E.
The Cahokia Mounds (state historical site offering virtual tour of the Cahokia Mounds includes images, history, resources for teachers, etc.) (Cahokia Mounds Museum Society)
1000-1400 C.E.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park (park includes Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo Indian sites; website includes links to images from the museum's collections and other historical resources) (National Park Service)
The Mississippian Moundbuilders and Their Artifacts (extensive introduction to the art and culture of the Native Americans known as the Mississippian Moundbuilders, includes many images) (Anthony Stein)
1400-1600 C.E.
Post-Contact North America
General Resources for Post-Contact North American Art
The Archives of American Art ("the largest collection of documents on the history of the visual arts in the United States," site includes a searchable collection catalog, oral history interview listing and much more) (Smithsonian)
CHIN Virtual Museum Canada (great online resource for Canadian art, offers extensive resources such as virtual exhibits and image galleries, in English and French) (Canadian Heritage Information Network)
17th century
Frère Luc/Claude François [Show]
18th century
William Berczy [Show]
19th century
Virtual Museum Canada The Yukon Photographers: The Gold Rush Era (site of images and biographies of photographers of the Yukon in the late 19th century, includes bibliography) (Yukon Heritage Branch)
Paul Kane [Show]
The United States
17th century
Thomas Smith [Show]
18th century
Franklin and his Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America (online exhibition resource offers good information and images on 18th century portraiture) (National Portrait Gallery)
Joseph Blackburn [Show]
John Singleton Copley [Show]
Ralph Earl [Show]
Matthew Pratt [Show]
Gilbert Stuart [Show]
Benjamin West (American Painter, active England) [Show]
19th century
American Masters from Bingham to Eakins (online feature for the exhibition of 19th century American painters from the John Wilmerding Collection, includes good resources and virtual exhibition tour) (National Gallery of Art)
Mary Cassatt [Show]
Felis Octavius Carr Darley [Show]
Winslow Homer [Show]
Theodore Robinson [Show]
John Singer Sargent [Show]
William Wetmore Story [Show]
James McNeill Whistler [Show]
Native North American Nations and Cultures
General Resources for Native North American Nations and Cultures
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet (index of resources includes indices for art and artists, museums, history, culture and more) (WWW Virtual Library, Karen Strom)
American Indian Resource Center (extensive online resource for American Indian culture and history, focuses on Indian communities in Virginia) (College of William and Mary)
Native American Indian Art (extensive information on Native American art includes museum collections and exhibitions, contemporary and historical art techniques and more) (Paula Giese)
American Indian History and Related Issues (website offers extensive overview of online resources for American Indian history, includes art information and many good images) (T. Johnson, California State U. Long Beach)
Native American Arts and Technology (site explores the art of the Eastern Woodland Indians from historical and contemporary perspectives, includes images, articles and other resources) (Native Tech)
The Official Hopi Cultural Preservation Office (homepage includes information on contemporary and historical Hopi arts and crafts, research guidelines, grant information and more)
17th century
18th century
19th century
Woven by the Grandmothers: 19th century Navajo Textiles (extensive introduction and images) (WETA)
A Nampeyo Pottery Showcase (introduction, good images, timeline, bibliography and other resources on the museum's pottery collection of Hopi-Tewa artist Nampeyo) (Arizona State Museum)

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