Art and Design Resources

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' subject specialists curate lists of research resources on art and design topics to help researchers, teachers, and students access materials from our collections and beyond. Contact Us with suggestions for additional resources or with research questions.

Databases for Art and Design Research​

Art and Design Collections at the Smithsonian​

Art and Design Research Guides

Explore freely available art and design resources compiled by subject experts within Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.

Art and Design Libraries at the Smithsonian

Contact the subject librarians at our Art and Design Libraries for more details on resources and access to collections. ​

Additional information on fine, graphic, and decorative art can be found at many of the Smithsonian History and Culture Libraries.

Last Updated May 8, 2024