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Art & Music

1 Artcyclopedia_The Fine Art Search Engine
An index to the online exhibits of thousands of artists, searchable by artist's name and browsable by movement, medium, subject of art, nationality of artist, or women artists. Entries include links to museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. The focus is primarily painting and sculpture, but a smattering of other media (architecture and decorative arts, for example) are represented. The site also has archived monthly articles on art, and a museum directory. http://www.artcyclopedia.com/

2 artnet.com Research Library
Thousands of concise versions of articles from the Grove Dictionary of Art on Artists's Biographies, Materials and Techniques, and Styles and Movements. Additional articles have been commissioned by artnet.com. http://www.artnet.com/library/

3 AskART.com
Over 25,000 North American artists - painters, sculptors, and illustrators - are listed in this searchable resource. Included are digital images of the artists' work as well as auction data, brief biographies, book references, and periodical citations. There is information on more than 1000 dealers and galleries, and over 1500 museums are listed. Search by the last name (required) and first name (optional) of an artist to see a basic profile page. The site publishers welcome input, including biographical data, from knowledgeable viewers. Specialized lists include Hudson River School, California Artists, Early Taos, and other categories. http://askart.com/

4 Writers, Artists, and Their Copyright Holders (WATCH)

5 Operabase
The detailed schedules for the next two years of 500 opera houses and festivals worldwide are searchable by any combination of date, composer, title and location, or by singer/role, conductor or producer. Mouse-sensitive maps provide access to box office ordering information. The site available in five languages and constantly updated. http://www.operabase.com/

6 Operissimo
This is a searchable database of operas, performers, composers, and opera houses. There is brief biographical information, not always in English, on performers, including contact information. Birth and death dates are given for composers, and their works are listed. Opera houses of 45 countries are covered, with performance dates. http://www.operissimo.com/

*7. Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
Hundreds of thousands of entries provide detailed information for movies (in theaters, on video or DVD, and forthcoming), as well as television movies and series. "Awards and Reviews" provides reviews from authoritative sources such as the New York Times, Roger Ebert, and Slate, as well as reader-supplied evaluations. Movie information includes directors, producers, actors, plot summaries, character names, running times, trivia, soundtracks, release dates, box office grosses, alternate versions, Academy Awards and other awards information, and much more. http://us.imdb.com/