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Arts & Humanities

Arts Organizations

Americans for the Arts

Bullitt County Arts Council

Kentucky Arts Council

Kentucky Crafted Program

National Endowment for the Arts

Regional Arts

Kentucky Author Forum

The Kentucky Center

Kentucky Shakespeare

LOOK - Consortium of fine arts galleries in Louisville.

Louisville Theatre Guide

Mellwood Arts Center


Art Institute of Chicago

The British Museum

Bullitt County History Museum

Frazier History Museum

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Guggenheim Museums

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA)

J. B. Speed Art Museum

Kentucky Derby Museum

Louisville Slugger Museum

The Louvre Museum (Paris, France)

Locust Grove Historic Home Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)

Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)

The Muhammad Ali Center

National Gallery of Art

Portland Museum (Louisville, KY)

Smithsonian Institution - 14 individual museums.

United States Holocaust Museum

U.S. Museums by State

The Ancient World

Internet Classics Archive - Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Persian classics in English translation.

Art & Fashion

Artcyclopedia - Search for museums, artists, or artwork by titles, or browse by movement/period. You can also browse artists by gender, nationality, popularity, medium, or subject.

Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institute)

Art Through Time: A Global View - A thematic approach to art history and appreciation, featuring thirteen half-hour programs, a guide, text, and other Web resources.

AskArt: The Artists Bluebook

The Costume Gallery Research Library


Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

WebMuseum: Famous Artworks Exhibition - Glossary, artist index, and theme index.

Drama & Dance

Broadway: The American Musical (PBS)

Doolee.com - Index of modern playwrights and plays.

Internet Broadway Database

Inter-play - Online index to plays in collections, anthologies, and periodicals.

Medieval Drama Links - Selected by Prof. Sydney Higgins.

Tony Awards

Film & Television

Academy Awards Database (Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences)

AdViews - Digital archive of vintage television commercials (1950s–1980s).

Emmy Awards (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)

Literature & Poetry

Bartleby.com - Literature, reference, and verse.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Favorite Poem Project - View archived videos of notable and ordinary Americans reading and discussing their favorite poems.

Invitation to World Literature -  Offers up literature from "a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions," hosted by Professor David Damrosch. For each text, visitors can watch the 30-minute corresponding program, read selections from each work, and also explore the historical and cultural context of each work through interactive maps and other features. Performers and artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Philip Glass, and Wole Soyinka are featured.

Literary Criticism Collection on IPL - Search by author, title, or literary period.

LitQuotes - Search by subject, title, or author.

Poetry America - Read poetry, learn to understand it, and hone your writing skills. Features a special teen section.

Poetry Foundation - Poem search tools, audio & podcasts, Poetry Magazine online, etc.

Poetry Society of America - The nation's oldest poetry organization. Links to poetry journals, publishers, and literary magazines

Poets.org - Searchable indexes, audio, and video. Writing and reading resources.

Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - Nearly 3,000 volumes of 19th century American fiction.

Shakespeare Resource Center

» See awards lists on our Good Books & Films pages

» For links to online literature see our Good Books & Films pages


All About Jazz

American Memory Music Collection - 32 digital collections from the Library of Congress

American Roots Music

The Blues Foundation

Country Music Hall of Fame

Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers - Abridged of not, this site has information on over 500 composers, plus links to other websites, books and CDs about composers, and even sheet music.

Eric Weinstein's Treasure Trove of Music - Information about musical instruments and notation, scales and chords, and much, much more.

Essentials of Music

Folk Music Archives

Grammy Awards

Music for the Nation: American sheet music collections from 1820–1860 and 1870–1875 - Part of the Library of Congress American Memory project.

National Jukebox - Free streaming audio of historical recordings, including blues, classical/opera, ethnic music, jazz/ragtime, musical theater, and traditional/country music as well as a large selection of religious and spoken word recodings.

Ricci Adams' MusicTheory.net

Philosophy & Religion

Adherents.com - Statistics and religious geography information, plus a detailed list of the influential people in over 100 religions.

The Association of Religion Data Archives

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Philosophy Digital Texts - Aristotle, Dewey, Locke, Machiavelli, Plato, Rousseau, etc. (ILT at Columbia University's)

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Last Updated 11/25/14