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Art Research Guide: Find Art Images Online

Art Research Guide providing resources on the visual arts.

How to Find a Work of Art

Though you can often find an image of a work of art by using the Image Search on Google, these images are often of varying resolution and rarely have important information regarding the work itself.

The museum or organization that owns the work of art, however, will usually have better quality images as well as information regarding display, loans, provenance, artist history, and other important details. It is worth doing a search on the work itself to determine which museum or organization owns the piece, and then search that organization's collection.

Try searching our database Art Museum Image Gallery for art images first. If you can't find it here, try the individual museum collections listed below.

Subject Guide

Renée Fratantonio's picture
Renée Fratantonio
HA-106, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Hammond Hall