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
Thelma Johnson Streat
The work of Thelma Johnson Streat ranged from painting to dance to textile design, favoring a stylized, vivid aesthetic, as seen in this 1940 mural study celebrating African American contributions to the fields of medicine and transportation
African American Art
Read Grove Art’s newly updated article on African American art, covering more than four centuries of the work and influence of Black artists in the United States.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 380 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.
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
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.
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
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.