USA art museums, art galleries, artists

USA art museums, galleries and arts organizations; American artists, contemporary art. A guide to websites, by state, city and region




African-American artists

African-American artists.
A web directory of African-American artists with work on display in art museums. Artcyclopedia.

The African-American Mosaic
A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the  Study of Black History and Culture.



Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Birmingham Museum of Art collection; high definition images by The Google Art Project.

Albany Institute of History and Art
is a museum in Albany, New York, United States, “dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region.

American Federation of Arts
The American Federation of Arts (AFA), a not-for-profit organization, initiates and organizes art exhibitions and provides educational and professional programs in collaboration with the museum community. Established in 1909, the AFA is one of the oldest art organizations in the country.

American paintings and sculpture.
An introduction from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

American Regionalism

American Regionalism. American regionalist artists.

American Social Realism. Works by social realist artists.

American Visionary Art Museum
Exhibits feature both contemporary and historic works by self-taught artists. Located in Baltimore, MD

Americans for the Arts
National organization that supports the arts and culture through private and public resource development.

Americas Society
The Americas Society promotes the understanding of the political, economic, and cultural issues that define and challenge the Americas today.

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute (AAA). 
Founded in1954, the bureau provides researchers with access to the largest collection of documents on the history of the visual arts in the United States. More than thirteen million items, including papers of artists, dealers, critics, art historians, curators, administrators. 

Art journals

See also: Art Journals

Art + Auction Magazine

American Art Collector

Artforum Magazine

Art in America Magazine

Art gallery directories

Art Gallery Guides
A directory of art galleries in the United States. Art Gallery Guides features fine art galleries located around the United States.

ArtInfo gallery guide for North America.

Art in America
Wikipedia entry on American art and artists.


Arkansas art galleries.

Arkansas Arts Council/Artist Registry

Arkansas Arts Center

Crystal Bridges Museum
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art celebrates the American spirit by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate American heritage and artistic possibilities.

Albany Institute of History and Art. The Hudson River School

Art history

American Art, Thematic Essays. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
American Furniture, 1620?1730: The Seventeenth-Century and William and Mary Styles. American Furniture, 1730?1790: Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles, Abstract Expressionism…

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Archives of American Art documents the history of American art. With over 16 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives is the world?s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.

The 19th Century American Art History Tour (PDF)

Artists: lists or directories of American artists

See also: Artists Index

American Artists
A comprehensive alphabetical web directory.

American Artists
The American Center for Artists is an electronic magazine that focuses on the biography and autobiography of famous and emerging writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, and other artists. It also presents new and reprinted works by these artists as well as articles about them.

American and international artists. Search by name.

AskArt American artists database.
1600s to the Present.

Fine Art America
Fine Art America is a premier online marketplace for buying, selling, and creating fine art originals and fine art prints.  It’s also an easy way to stay in touch with your local art scene.

Hudson River School of Artists

Smithsonian American Art Museum


Arizona art museums, art centers and art organizations.

Ten top contemporary art galleries in Phoenix. Culture Trip

Arizona State University Art Museum

Mesa Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Mesa, is a unique, architecturally stunning, international award winning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa.

Modified Arts Contemporary Art Gallery

Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum has become the largest art museum in the southwestern United States, providing access to art from all over the world to the people of Arizona.

Things Fun to do in Phoenix
A site which features local Phoenix area events and great deals.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Tucson Museum of Art


The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is an art museum located in Chicago’s Grant Park. It features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection.


High Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Design

Callanwolde Fine Art Center

Center for Puppetry Arts

The Defoor Center

Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund


Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama.

Boston art museums and galleries

Artists for Humanity
Founded in 1991, Artists For Humanity?s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.

Boston Art Galleries and Boston Gallery Guide

The 10 Best Art Galleries in Boston. Culture Trip

Iris Gallery of Fine Art Photography

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The MFA’s accumulation of approximately 450,000 objects ranges from Renaissance and Baroque masters to examples of Native American crafts.

Boston Center for the Arts
Non-profit organization which seeks to sustain serious artists and to bring them into contact with the public.

Boston Athenæum

The Galerie d’Orsay

Gallery NAGA

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Well-known artworks in the museum’s collection include Titian’s The Rape of Europa and  Self-Portrait, amongst many others. The broad collection of archives contain over 7,000 letters from over 1,000 correspondents, including T.S. Eliot, along with original Dante manuscripts.

Krakow Witkin Gallery

Robert Klein Gallery ranks amongst the world’s most distinguished showrooms of fine art photography.

SoWa artist district.


Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

Butler Institute of American Art 


California, Southern California art museums, galleries

See also: Los Angeles

Art museums, art centers and art organizations in California.

Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara,
stages variety of group shows and about six to eight solo exhibitions each year.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Huntington Library

J Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

MAK Center Los Angeles

Pasadena Museum of California Art

Pacific Asia Museum

San Diego Museum of Art

San Francisco

Arts calendar and events guide.

Asian Art Museum

Galleries in San Francisco, a guide.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Crafts and Design Museum

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

San Jose Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Monica Museum of Art

Sausalito, Art Mecca in Northern California
A leading Virtual Art Community in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the talents and works of  Sausalito Artists,  American, and International Artists to the internet.

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio


Carolina Arts Online
Newspaper covering the visual arts of North and South Carolina; details on exhibits, events, and artists.

Carolina Performing Arts
Performance calendar, ticket sales, campus events, directions and parking.

North Carolina Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art
Find out about membership, programs, current exhibits, and facility rentals.

Gibbes Museum of Art

Ackland Art Museum

Mint Museum of Art


See: Chicago art museums and galleries, a guide.


Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Galleries, L.L.C.

Contemporary Arts Center

Taft Museum of Art

Miller Gallery

ArtWorks Gallery

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

List of Cincinnati art galleries. Wikipedia


Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art
Includes the Sister Wendy tour.

Cleveland Official Site

Cleveland Opera

Cleveland Public Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Spaces Gallery

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio


Art galleries and art museums in Connecticut, a web directory.

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Bruce Museum, Greenwich

New Britain Museum of American Art

Silvermine Arts Center

Wadsworth Atheneum

Westport Arts Center
The Westport Arts Center (WAC) is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization dedicated to creating arts experiences that enrich the lives of area residents and the entire community.

The William Benton Museum of Art

Yale Center for British Art

Yale University Art Gallery

The Silvermine Guild Art Center
The Silvermine Galleries are recognized as one of New England’s most respected showcases for established and emerging artists. A complex of five galleries and a sculpture garden, the Silvermine Galleries boast an ambitious exhibition schedule, presenting over 20 shows each year. Frequently changing exhibitions include one-person shows by Guild Artists and curated group shows.