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The Arts: Art, Drama & Music Resources

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Visual Arts

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardGale Virtual Reference: Art Fine art reference books online that cover all types of art and time periods.Tip: Use the “Search within Art” search box on the right side of the page.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardExplora for Teens Look up articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects or homework. Get information from trustworthy sources that you can cite in your papers. Designed with students and educators in mind. Tip: Use the search box to find your topic or click on "more" under "Arts and Literature" to see all available topics.

Artcyclopedia Browse by artist, artwork, museums or movements. Offers art news from around the world and a listing of the most requested artists.  

Art History Resources on the Web The history of art organized by date and region. Helpful if you like to browse for topics.

ArtLex Definitions for over 3,600 terms used in discussing visual arts, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.  

Origins of American Animation From the Library of Congress, a collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings.

Smarthistory A multi-media web-book designed as an enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook. Smarthistory offers more than one thousand videos and essays on art from around the world and across time.

Drama and Theater

Teen Monologues Find teen monologues from plays and musicals for your audition or class by age, gender, length style and time period.

Performing Arts Encyclopedia A guide to the performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. Find information about the Library's collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and digitized items.

Acting and Monologues Resources for students and teachers, including acting tips, exercises, theatre etiquette, and facts about many aspects of theatre.

HS Tech Stage design and technology, including special effects, carpentry, rigging, lights, costume and sound.

Theatre History on the Web Access to useful research sites throughout the world, arranged by time period. Also links for costume, lighting, design, and CADD.

Music

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardGale Virtual Reference: Art Music reference books online that cover all genres and time periods. Tip: Use the “Search within Art” search box on the right side of the page.

Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with a Denver Public Library CardMusic Online Combined search for these streaming music databases: American Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Popular Music and World Music, which includes Contemporary World Music and Smithsonian Global Sound.

Music Theory Easy and fun lessons and exercises on reading music, music theory and ear training. Tools include calculators, pop-up piano, tempo tapper, and staff paper generator.

Teoria Music theory tutorials, exercises, and articles about ear training, chords, scales, and more. Also has a glossary of terms.