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  • 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

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Dubai

In Grove’s new article on Dubai, Dr. Yasser Elsheshtawy discusses the history and urban development of the UAE’s largest city.

Celebrating the creators of Grove Art

This spring, the original creators of The Dictionary of Art held a reunion celebrating the lasting success and influence of this unprecedented scholarly work.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 278 articles with updated structure, as well as related emendations.

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

JULY 9, 2024

What's new in July 2024

In this update, Grove Art publishes 278 articles with updated structure, as well as 188 emendations as part of a related corrections process.

JUNE 10, 2024

What's new in June 2024

In this update, Grove Art publishes 14 new articles, 19 revisions, and 29 new images, as well as 18 emendations as part of our regular corrections process, and Benezit publishes 10 revised articles.

MAY 8, 2024

What's new in May 2024

In this update, Grove Art publishes 289 articles with updated structure, as well as 363 emendations as part of a related corrections process.