Category Archives: Art History

Art/Write Connecting the Common Core with Art History

Many thanks to my friend and colleague Daniel Schneider for bringing this project to my attention. The Art/Write project out of the University of Arizona’s Museum of Art helps high school students to examine and write about art critically. Additionally, the projects … Continue reading

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Digital Roman Archaeology

My friend and former Professor Bernie Frischer, Ph.D. has just formally launched his Digital Archaeology Project of Hadrian’s Villa. The Roman Emperor Hadrian built his luxury Villa at Tivoli during the 2nd century CE. The Digital Hadrian’s Villa allows visitors to examine sections … Continue reading

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The Vatican & Bodlein Libraries Go Public & Digital

The Vatican and Bodlein Libraries, in conjunction with a grant from the Polonsky Foundation, have gone digital. Now instead of booking a reservation with the librarians and hopping on a plane to Italy or England, patrons can simply log on … Continue reading

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New York Times Interactive History of the Highrise

The New York Times has published an interactive video created by documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek. The video highlights the history of the high-rise throughout history. The interactive video allows you to pause and explore various imagery and features. It’s brief yet … Continue reading

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Saturday is Museum Day – Enjoy Free Admission!

If you’re like me, you’re a fan of museums. You’re also probably a fan of free stuff. Saturday, September 23 is Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian. Participating museums provide free admission (with tickets) for the day. You can receive tickets … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Online Exhibit: On the Water

Thanks to my colleague Greg Cooper for letting me know about this great exhibit. The Smithsonian Museum has an amazing online exhibit: On the Water. The exhibit, divided by era and theme, explores physical artifacts, maps, narratives and accounts, as … Continue reading

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A Democracy of Images – Smithsonian Online Exhibit

Check out the Smithsonian’s online exhibit “A Democracy of Images.” Here is the Smithsonian explanation of the exhibit: The photographs presented here are selected from the approximately 7,000 images collected since the museum’s photography program began thirty years ago, in … Continue reading

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Explore the Collection at the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum, the National Dutch Museum, has revamped its website and now provides an amazing new way to explore the museum’s collection.You can look by theme, author, date, special exhibits, and more. Images that are out of copyright are free … Continue reading

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Explore the World at your Desk with the Google World Wonders Project

If you are familiar with google maps and google earth, then the next venue for your is the Google World Wonders Project. The project covers six continents (including Antarctica)  and focuses on natural as well as manmade wonders. You can walk … Continue reading

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Google Art Project

I’ve played with Google Art Project since its inception, but recent renovations make me very excited! If you’re unfamiliar with Google Art Project, it is an online “museum,” a repository of high resolution images and 3D gallery views of art … Continue reading

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