The specific study of the art of the American South is a relatively new field. The following resources, both print and electronic, offer overviews and insights into Southern art, as well as more comprehensive commentary on American art history.



Getty Research Institute
The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts. Its research library with special collections of rare materials and digital resources serves an international community of scholars and the interested public.

Google Art Project
A collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art institutions from across 40 countries, this website allows users to explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum, and even build their own collections to share.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Targeted at students and scholars of art history, the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History offers a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history using examples from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. Authored by the Met’s experts, the resources includes 930 essays, close to 7,000 objects, and a robust index, and is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on the collection.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The Archives of Women Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts serves as a locus of primary-source research for curators, scholars, and students performing research on women’s contributions to the arts.

SIRIS: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) is an interactive, integrated system applying established national standards to manage, describe, and provide access to research resources held primarily by the Institution's libraries, archives, and research units in support of the Institution's mission. SIRIS supports the Smithsonian research community by providing a gateway to and from other Institution information resources and to external information resources.

Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections (Smithsonian Archives of American Art)
A virtual repository of a substantial cross-section of the Archives of American Art’s most significant collections. Since 2005, over one hundred archival collections, featuring many major American artists, have been scanned and posted online in their entirety. In addition, more than 12,000 documents have been individually catalogued and are accessible through the image gallery.

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