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Five art-related websites you could be enjoying

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  1. ARTBOOK blog. Artbook is the already-fantastic website of Distributed Art Publishers, aka D.A.P., the big American distributor of books about 20th- and 21st-century art. The site’s blog features even more little-known books you’ll want to know about, features from exhibition catalogues you’ll want to read and more. (If only they had a press section on their website that provided any clue whatsoever about how the media could feature/review more of their offerings.) (Also: @artbookat.)
  2. Triple Canopy. A wildly eclectic, all-over-the-map, sort-of art, sometimes not e-zine. Triple Canopy describes itself as a “platform for editorial and curatorial activities,” which is a nice way of saying it publishes feature writing for art-interested geeks. The site always requires lots of scrolling — and always delivers. (Also: @Triple_Canopy.)
  3. Art Journal. The College Art Association’s flagship publication is now online. Not updated as often as the other sites here, ArtJournal still manages to be reasonably au courant via web-only features, such as this previously unpublished Q&A with David Wojnarowicz. I’m looking forward to seeing the site grow.
  4. Calisphere. “A world of primary sources and more,” Calisphere features over 220,000 objects that are in the collections and archives of University of California museums and libraries. Many of those primary sources are art and photography the address the history of the West. Many are not. (Today: “New! Melanesia Images. Explore nearly 6,000 images of people and places in the Pacific Islands.” Sure, why not. And voila: Awesomeness.) The front page of the site is updated often with links to fabulous and often timely material. (Also: @calisphere.)
  5. Smithsonian Collections blog. Speaking of eclectic, you’ll never know what to expect from America’s repository of everything from Warhol to Burpee Co. seed ephemera. Oddly: The site is hosted on Blogspot, a reminder that the Smithsonian could make  the best, most incredible, transformative web-delivered contributions of any American cultural institution, but does not. Still, this one’s a keeper. (So’s this one.)
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  1. James says:

    ubuweb should be on that list.

  2. mcr says:

    I would also recommend Art Beat http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/ . PBS’s art blog that covers just about everything under the sun–theatre, literature, music, fine arts and a lot of things that defy definition.

  3. Karen Weiss says:

    So it’s actually Six, given the teaser in number Five to another keeper, the Archives of American Art’s website. I’ll second that.

  4. H Niyazi says:

    Great info!

    Those five(or six) are a great start, but there’s so much more out here! The recently launched AHDB(art/history database) is an online project established as an ongoing census of art + history related sites on the web. You can add/suggest sites, keep track of new additions via RSS or Twitter, as well a google custom search and more advanced database search mode.

    You can visit the portal/search page directly at http://ahdb.org

    Kind Regards

  5. Van says:

    I have some experience with Artbook, that’s a really good site for short review.

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