Art

Local Resources

ArtSpace Maynard

ArtSpace Maynard is a nonprofit community art center located at 63 Summer Street in the former 55,000 square foot Fowler Middle School. It presents its annual open studios event on the last weekend in September in conjunction with the town wide celebration-MaynardFest and a holiday sale in December. It coordinates educational endeavors with local schools and organizations, presents public discussion  groups and lectures about art and art-related matters, hosts tours for schools, organizations and the community at large. 

 

ArtSpace also operates the PrintWorks, a clean, new and nontoxic printmaking area with a 270×480 motorized press. The printmaking area is open to all artists at very affordable rates.

Art Signals Studio (Maynard)

Art Signals Studio (part of Video Signals) is a wonderful place for a creative adventure, where adults and children, families and friends, clubs, groups, troops, and even corporate teams gather to create and celebrate!  It is a walk-in art studio, no experience or classes necessary.

ArtsNight Maynard

Your guide to the arts and cultural events going on in Maynard. Driven by its diverse citizenry, Maynard boasts a vibrant arts community centered around the "most walkable" downtown in Boston's Metrowest.

ArtsNight Maynard events are held approximately every six weeks, when local art galleries, art studios, and alternative arts venues stay open late to welcome art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

 

Web Resources

Art and Architecture Thesaurus

What is cinnabar? What is a rhyton? The Getty vocabularies contain structured terminology for art, architecture, decorative arts, archival materials, visual surrogates, conservation, and bibliographic materials.

Artcyclopedia

"The Fine Art Search Engine." A comprehensive database of more than 6,500 different artists represented by 19,000 links directoy to an estimated 75,000 works at hundreds of museum sites, images archives, and other online resources. Search by artist, artwork or museum, or browse artists by movement, medium, subject, nationality, or name.

AskArt

An online database containing close to 300,000 artists, with information ranging from biographies to auction records. The site has become the preferred tool for collectors, gallery owners, researchers, appraisers, museum and library personnel, artists, insurers, scholars, and art aficionados. AskArt offers extensive biographical information about American artists, as well as book and periodical references, along with international artists’ auction records and images. 

Google Art Project

Prepare to be amazed! The Art Project, powered by Google, currently links to more than 1,000 works of art at 17 major art museums around the world, including four from the United States. Choose a museum from the homepage and then use Street View technology to virtually explore the museum or click on specific works of art and zoom in to view them in high resolution. Basic information is provided for the featured artwork and, if available, you may also click on links to Media (a YouTube video), Viewing Notes, Tags, Artwork History, Artist Information, More Works by the Artist, and More Works in the Museum (sortable by artwork or artist). Create your own personalized collection and share it. Navigation tools make the site easy to use.

Library E-Resources

(from Boston Public Library)

 

Massachusetts residents are eligible to use the Boston Public Library's (BPL) online databases. you will need a BPL card to access these resources. If you do not already have a BPL e-card, you can register for one by clicking here.

 

Access all of BPL e-resources here.

Art Full Index

Periodicals covered include English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Additional periodicals are published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. This database also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Coverage: indexing of periodicals from 1984-present and abstracting from 1994-present.

Art Index Retrospective

A bibliographic database that cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929-1984. The database cites articles from periodicals published throughout the world, including English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals are also included. Coverage: 1929-1984.

Oxford Art Online

Contains the full searchable text and images of Grove Art Online, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Coverage: Prehistory to current.

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