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

Learn more

Transculturalism in Asian diasporic art

Addressing the modern experience of Asian artists living and working outside of their home countries, transculturalism in Asian diasporic art considers issues of identity and cultural exchange, countering colonial modes of interpretation.

Paul Revere Williams

The first African American fellow of the AIA, architect Paul Revere Williams designed homes of entertainment industry celebrities as well as commercial and public buildings in California, working with flair across styles from classical to Streamline Moderne.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 new and 19 revised articles, as well as 78 emendations as part of our regular corrections process.  

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Oxford Art Online.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Letter from the Editor

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.

Pronunciation Guide for Artist Names

Pronunciation Guide for Artist Names

Explore the new Grove Art pronunciation guide to the names of modern and contemporary artists.  Listen to recordings of scholars pronouncing a selection of names from Ann Demeulemeester to Cai Guo-Qiang to Francisco Zúñiga.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

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.

Latin American Art

Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day. 

News

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022

What's New in September 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 4 new and 19 revised articles, as well as 78 emendations as part of our regular corrections process. 

AUGUST 10, 2022

What's New in August 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 33 revised articles and 49 emendations. Benezit publishes 9 emendations as part of our regular corrections process. 

JULY 15, 2022

What's New in July 2022

In this update, Grove Art publishes 14 new and 38 revised articles, as well as 17 emendations. Benezit publishes 12 revised biographies.