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SAAM Smithsonian American Art Museum: Explore History in Art
Exploring Smithsonian artworks in chronological order by era helps put the artworks into the context of important events and topics in American history.
See Smithsonian artworks in historical context! Colored tabs help you see milestones at-a-glance that relate to Art (Blue), American history (Green), Science and Technology (Red), and American literature (Pink). The events selected for this timeline directly relate to the content found throughout this website.
The Art Story: American Art - History and Concepts
Great site that has the history of Art in America starting with Native American art and working up through history highlighting schools of art and art movements through the 20th century. Great place to browse for ideas and explore.
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Oxford Art Online/Grove Art Online This link opens in a new window
The authority on art from pre-history to present day.
Gale in Context: U.S.History This link opens in a new window
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.
Gale in Context: Biography This link opens in a new window
Search narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content about influential people.
African American Experience (ABC-CLIO) This link opens in a new window
The American Mosaic: The African American Experience gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day
American History (ABC-CLIO) This link opens in a new window
From the earliest explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, American History investigates the people, events and themes of the nation's evolution.
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