Art

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Databases (most require KPL library card)

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

NetLibrary

Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

Newspapers and Magazines

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American Artist

Art in America

Horizon

Latvju Maksla (Latvian Art)

PC Photo

Popular Photography

Community Resources

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Black Arts & Cultural Center

Kalamazoo Art League

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

Kalamazoo Film Society

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters

West Michigan Glass Society

Websites

Art on the Net (art.net)

Artists share works together.  Visit artists studios and roam the gallery rooms.

National Endowment for the Arts

Exists to foster, preserve, and promote excellence in the arts, to bring art to all Americans, and to provide leadership in arts education.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Houses an extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. Electronic and print resources covering music, dance, theater, art, and film.

Worldwide Books

Bibliographical database of books on art. 

Michigan Arts

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

ACGK serves the Greater Kalamazoo arts community. Site covers Art Hop, newsletter, events calendar, local galleries, and educational programs.

Michigan Community Arts Agencies

MACAA exists to support, strengthen, and unite community arts and cultural organizations in Michigan.

Michigan Council for the Arts

Michigan's web site provides information about the mission and purpose of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. 

Michigan Humanities Council

Covers their mission, current programming, grant proposal opportunities, cultural links, news updates, and their role in bridging communities and ideas.

Art Museums

American Museum of Photography

A Virtual Museum dedicated to educating, informing, and sharing great photographs. Site includes five thousand images, from daguerreotype portraits to Ansel Adams.

Art Institute of Chicago

Covers both the Art Institute of Chicago's collections, programs, and exhibits and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's objectives, curriculum, and opportunities.

Detroit Institute of Art

Information about DIA's art collections, current exhibits, events, educational programs, research library, and news.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Information about FAMSF's art collections, exhibits, educational programs, recent acquisitions, and museum store.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

An overview of KIA's art collections, exhibits, educational programs, events, gallery shop, library materials, and outreach services.

Louvre W3

Information about its history, art collections, exhibits, educational programs, virtual tours, and news updates.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Information about MET collections, exhibits, educational programs, calendar, concerts, lectures, events, historical timeline,  and the museum store.

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

MOMA's site includes access to current and past exhibits of modern art ranging from painting to film, biographical summaries of artists, sample images, and information about housed collections, research resources, and calendar of events.

Museum of Bad Art

A community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945, and includes information about visitation, history,  job opportunities, news updates, media releases, and rental events.

National Gallery of Art

Includes visual samples of the collection, a searchable database, and information pertaining to visiting, housed collections, exhibits, online tours, education, programming, and research resources.

National Portrait Gallery

Showcasing the National Portrait Gallery's collection of art depicting famous British men and women. Includes information on exhibits, educational programming, library resources, the gift shop, and sample images.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Information about exhibits, collections, educational programming, events, and research resources at the largest collection of American art in the world.


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Amedeo Modigliani, European, Southern European, Italian, 1884-1920, A Woman, The Detroit Institute of Arts

Amedeo Modigliani, European, Southern European, Italian, 1884-1920, A Woman, Oil on canvas, The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Source: CAMIO database 

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 

Photo: Kristin Beadle