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"The vast majority of the fine artists in our database specialize in painting and sculpture. We do include other artistic media where possible. Examples of these types of media are:

  • photography (e.g. Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, and Cindy Sherman)
  • decorative arts (e.g. Carl Fabergé, René Lalique, and Louis Comfort Tiffany)
  • installation art (e.g. Dan Flavin and Ed Kienholz)
  • video, digital and web-based art (e.g. Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, and Nam June Paik)
  • naïve art/folk art/outsider art (e.g. Edward Hicks and Grandma Moses)
  • architecture (e.g. Frank Lloyd Wright and Andrea Palladio)"
  • from Artcyclopedia

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Birds of North America (BNA) Online provides a living resource of comprehensive life histories and current research for more than seven hundred species of birds breeding in the United States (including Hawaii) and Canada. Published by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Ornithologists' Union. Content includes photographs, illustrations, and videos displaying plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs, and more. In addition BNA Online includes sound recordings and calls of the species from Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Contents are updated frequently, with contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors.

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An online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.

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The Smithsonian Institution includes nearly thirty museums and research centers as well as the National Zoo. Museums and collections include African art, Air and Space, American Art, American History, American Indian, National Zoo, Natural History, and the Portrait Gallery. Research includes American art, astrophysical observatory, museum conservation, environment, libraries, photography, and the tropics.

The web site includes an online encyclopedia for Art and Design, History and Culture, and Science and Technology.

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