Welcome to Oxford Art Online
- The gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists
- Includes over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, as well as over 19,000 images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures
Grove’s new survey of African American Architecture by Dr. Amber Wiley spans the structures built by enslaved Africans during the Antebellum Period to the work of contemporary Black architects, written as part of Grove’s multi-year project on African American art.
With an underground history of more than six millennia, tombs are among the earliest remains of Chinese civilization, and funerary art in China spans relief carvings, wall paintings, scrolls, coins, chariots, and mingqi (“spirit vessels”) from small sculptures to life-sized armies.
Read a letter from the Editor in Chief of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver, discussing her editorial approach and the work underway to expand Benezit’s coverage of emerging artists, varied media, and artists of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.