Online services like AskArt.com, Artprice.com, and Artnet.com are vital tools for buyers and sellers of art, because they provide subscription access to auction records, hammer prices, notices of future sales, and analysis of trends in the art marketplace.
ArtLex is an online art dictionary defining over 3,600 terms useful in discussions of art and aspects of visual culture. Also included here are thousands of supporting images, notes on pronunciation, and many cross-references.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has produced this summary of careers for visual artists, with descriptions of typical work activities, educational requirements, the outlook for future employment , and potential salary ranges as a feature of their Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The importance of simple creative activities offered by art education are increasingly being recognized as building blocks of child development. Studies have also described numerous benefits of art instruction for older children and even at-risk-youth. Take a moment, too, to review this article on the subject from Edutopia.com.
The Heilbrunn Timeline is an art reference, research and teaching tool. It features images of many beautiful objects coupled with numerous essays on the primary topic and related issues, arranged by time period, geographic region, and artist/maker names to place the long history of art in context. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.