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Library Databases

Bridgeman Images : Cultural Collection 
A collection of popular Italian, Mexican, French, and other fine arts masters.
Bridgeman Images: DeAgostini Library 
A complete, comprehensive European collection of art 

Free Resources

Access Ceramics
A growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. 

Art Institute Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago—world renowned for its vast and diverse collections of works from every genre and every corner of the earth—provides thousands of images of its works online, many of which are in the public domain and available for download. 

Getty Museum. Open Content Program
The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.  All of the images can be found on Getty Search Gateway, and the J. Paul Getty Museum images can also be accessed on the Museum's Collection webpages.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History 
Pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum's collection.

Museum of Modern Art​

National Museum of African Art
Presents a rich diversity of artistic traditions from the continent. 

Ross Archive of African Images
Over 5,000 images of African art published before 1921.

Smithsonian Open Access
Open access applies to digital assets that are created, stored, or maintained by the Smithsonian. This might include text, still images, sound recordings, research datasets, 3D models, collections data, and more.

Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)
Images are free and copyright cleared for use in noncommercial educational education and for personal research purposes only.