A non-profit and open source project to provide wide access to historically significant paintings. Be aware that the site is structured very similarly to Wikipedia, so you may need to verify any factual information presented on the site.
Smart history was designed to be an alternative to the typical art history textbook. You can search by period, style, artist, and even theme. You'll find videos, images, essays, and suggestions for further reading.
This site aggregates videos from a range of reputable sources like museums and galleries. Here, you'll find interviews with artists, curators commentary on exhibitions, and other documentary or podcast style videos.
CSUSB's subscription includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. These resources serve as a good starting point to find encyclopedia-style entries on artists, styles, and periods.
The museum's subject page where you can access study guides, images, and essays on the subject of painting.
Museums and Galleries Collections
In Print and More
Available in the VRC:
Library books at CSUSB are cataloged with Library of Congress Subject Headings. To explore items catalogued under the subject of painting, you may want to use the following subjects in your searches: painting, painters, watercolour painting, and oil painting.
Though the online catalog is a great tool, sometimes it's helpful to go and browse the resources in the library. If you choose to do this, you might want to start in the following call number ranges: ND1130-1156 (general painting), ND49-813 (history of painting), ND1470-1625 (painting techniques and materials).
Professional Organizations and foundations
College Art Association
$50 annually for a student membership
New York Foundation for the Arts /
Organization that offers assistance in a variety of ways to artists. Predominantly focused on New York but also includes farther reaching information.
California Arts Council
State governmental agency that offers jobs listings, information for artists and grant opportunities.