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AMEA - World Museum of Erotic Art
Imagery concerning the act of love.
Bermuda National Gallery
The Bermuda National Gallery opened in 1992 with a core collection of historic European paintings, now known as The Watlington Collection, bequeathed to Bermuda by Hereward T. Watlington. The Gallery has since developed as the Isl...
The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
British Museum of Erotic Art
The British Museum of Erotic Art was founded in mid 2006 as a web-based museum and art gallery dedicated to erotic art. The Museum aims to show an exciting blend of contemporary, vintage and classic works with a strong emphasis o...
Centre Pompidou
In a unique location under one roof, the Centre Pompidou houses one of the most important museums in the world, featuring the leading collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, a vast public reference library with facili...
J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. To fulfill its mission, the Museum c...
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Almost from the moment it opened in 1997, Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with its distinctive titanium curves and soaring glass atrium, was hailed as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Gehry's use of cutti...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna numbers among the most important European museum buildings put up during the 19th century. The monumental structure, built at the behest of Emperor Franz Joseph I as part of his expansion of...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred...
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the wo...
Museo Nacional del Prado
The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spani...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...
The Tate Gallery
Tate is the United Kingdom's national museum of British and Modern Art, and is a network of four art galleries in England: Tate Britain (opened in 1897 and renamed in 2000), Tate Liverpool (1988), Tate St Ives (1993) and Tate Mode...
Tokyo National Museum
Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum (To-kyo- Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects o...
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen V...

News Releases

Excellence at the National Gallery of Canada
2010-03-04
Terms like #the good# and #excellent# have been used to exclude minorities and perpetuate a dominant monoculture. NGC#s current mandate of #excellence# raises serious questions about its ability to re...
Kingston Field Naturalists Sponsor Celebration of Nature
2009-03-31
Kingston Field Naturalists
Kingston Field Naturalists today announced sponsorship of Celebration of Nature, an art show and sale celebrating its 60th anniversary. The show and sale will be held at Sydenham St. United Church on ...
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser
2009-06-03
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser: Silence Tastes Badâ## Put Free Speech on the Menu. Artists and supporters speak out for freedom of association at the launch of the Koffler Gallery fundrai...

Sources Select Resources

Art, Religion and Hatred
Religious Intolerance in Russia and its Effects on Art
Article
2005
Article 19
Report on religious intolerance in Russia and its effects on artists and their freedom of expression.
Dada
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature, poetry, art manifes...
Federal Theatre Project
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression.
The Lives of Amiri Baraka
Hunter, Kim D.
Article
2014
Against the Current
A tribute to the life of author and poet Amiri Baraka who was active in the American Black Arts movement.
Unveiled
Art and Censorship in Iran
Boyle, Kevin et al.
Article
2006
Article 19
This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and ...

Sources Bookshelf

The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Culture of Complaint
The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Forged
Why Fakes are the Great Art of Our Age
Keats, Jonathon
Book
2013
Keats uncovers what forgeries -- and our reactions to them -- reveal about changing conceptions of creativity, identity, authorship, integrity, authenticity, success, and how we assign value to works ...
Lost, Stolen or Shredded
Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature
Gekoski, Rick
Book
2013
Gekoski explores in depth the greater questions tremendous losses of art raise - such as the rights artists and authors have over their own work, the importance of the search for perfection in creativ...
Other Conundrums
Race, Culture, and Canadian Art
Gagnon, Mokia Kin
Book
2000
A collection of essays on Canadian art.
Ways of Seeing
Berger, John
Book
1972
Seeing establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.

Media

Applied Arts Magazine
Reports on the visual arts. Instructs and inspires readers by offering insights ino the techniques and creative objectives and challenges behind outstanding design work.
ARTSforum
Arts magazine featuring Durham region's local artists. Music, film, art and exhibits.
Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal
A journal devoted to current scholarship and approaches to the discipline of Women's and Gender Studies.
Azure Magazine
Eight times a year AZURE magazine delivers the very best in international contemporary architecture, interiors, furniture and product design. Each issue brings you all the news you need to know to sta...
BC Woman Magazine
Health, beauty, and fashion.
Blackflash
Photography, photo-based art, and new media.
Border Crossings
Covers the range of contemporary arts in North America, including architecture, dance, theatre, poetry, fiction, photography, painting and film.
Canadian Art Magazine
Arts and various media across Canada.
Capilano Review
Fiction, drama, poetry and art from Canada and the world.
Contemporary Verse 2
Feminist poetry, short fiction, reviews and artwork.
dANDelion
Literary magazine produced by senior creative writing students. Content solicited from Canada and abroad. Prose, poetry, image, and text.
Descant
Fiction, poetry, essays, drama, interviews and art.
Espace
The multiple aspects of sculpture.
ETC
Contemporary visual arts.
Fuse Magazine
An active mix of arts journalism, investigative features, artists' pages and reviews of visual art, video, film, new media, independent press and performance art. A wide spectrum of Canadian cultural ...
Geist Magazine
Canada's largest literary magazine. Featuring fiction, non-fiction, reviews, comix, and poetry. Motto: "the imagined Canada is this country's greatest creative act."
Inuit Art Quarterly
The art, artists and issues of the Canadian Inuit.
Latin Life News
Showcasing the best of Canadian Latin culture.
Medusa
The magazine of deviant, Left Coast culture.
MIX: Independent Art and Culture Magazine
Provides an independent, progressive dialogue and documentation of contemporary Canadian culture.
Native Women in the Arts
Published by Native Women in the Arts, a not-for-profit organization. Representing First Nations, Inuit and Metis women who share the common interest of art, culture, community and the advancement of ...
Parachute
In-depth articles about the arts, interviews with artists, reviews of exhibitions and books, and an opinionated debate forum.
ROM
Magazine by Royal Ontario Museum. Articles on science, art and archaeology with regular editorial columns. All content concentrates on the research and collections of the ROM.
subTerrain
Fiction, poetry, commentary, and visual arts.
Vie des Arts
Leading-edge information about innovation in video, architecture, design, painting, sculpture, installation and performance art.
Visual Arts News
Visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia.
Windsor Review
Poetry, short fiction and art, as well as interviews with authors and artists.

Government Ministries & Agencies

National Gallery of Canada
Mandated to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada...


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