American Art and Portraiture Research Guide

Welcome to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' American Art and Portraiture Research Guide. This is a select list of mostly freely-available resources for students, teachers, and reserachers to learn about American art and portraiture. Please feel free to Contact Us with suggestions for additional resources or with questions. 

Art and Design Collections at the Smithsonian​

Databases for Art and Design Research​ (SI staff and onsite)

    American Art Resources

    American Craft

    American History and Biography


    Museums of American Art 

    Auction and Professional Appraisers Organizations

      Last Updated October 6, 2023