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ART HIST 250-CN: Introduction to European Art (Katz): Visual Resources

Locating Images

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago, known online as, provides access on its website to 77,000 items from all periods and geographical locations. Users can save images in a personal folder in the Collections section of the website.

ARTstor is a searchable database of more than 300,000 images from different times, cultures, and disciplines. Combining images, data, and texts, this resource provides comprehensive art-related teaching, learning, and researching capabilities. Users can view and analyze images through features such as zooming and panning.

Louvre Museum

The Videos and Apps feature on the Louvre Museum website is a useful tool for learning about art, what to look for, and how to appreciate art. Specific works of art may also be found here by using the Artworks specific search function.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The New York Metropolitan Museum has one of the world's greatest art collections.The museum has two campuses, one on Fifth Avenue and the other (The Cloisters) further north on Manhattan.The Cloisters features art and architecture of medieval Europe.

Uffizi Gallery

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy has some of the most famous Primitive and Renaissance paintings in the world.

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