June 08, 2012
Scandinavian Art: Prehistory to Medieval
Gold Cups, Scandinavian Bronze Age
Source: California State University Scandinavia database
If you’re interested in Vikings and Scandinavia is your specialty, or if you’re just curious about the early eras of Scandinavian art and culture, the California State University Scandinavia database is the resource you’re looking for. From Paleolithic tools to medieval objects of gold and silver, these images provide a great range of Scandinavian art and culture of the era. Check it out today!
June 05, 2012
British Library's "Turning the Pages" Gallery
Turning the Pages Gallery allows you to "turn" the pages of virtual books from the British Library. Featured are illuminated manuscripts from the early Renaissance, atlases, botanical illustrations, religious texts, including works by Handel, Leonardo da Vinci, Jane Austen, and John J. Audubon. You can listen to audio description, magnify images and other page content.
The original software fore "Turning the Pages" uses Adobe Shockwave; for the British Library's new improved version with even more titles, check out this link.
June 01, 2012
If you live near Holland, MI or will be there for the summer, be sure to check out the local arts group Ambrose. Dedicated to bringing the arts to students and keeping arts education alive, Ambrose keeps their programs free by designing and selling T-shirts hand-printed by students and members. You can support them by volunteering, buying their T-shirts, or if you’re an artist yourself consider doing a workshop. Ambrose is an excellent program that demonstrates what creative people and a little brainstorming can do to foster the arts.