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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Learn Art History With Smarthistory

One of the most popular posts of the last week was 372 Free Art History Books. Writing that post reminded me of a resource that I reviewed three years ago, Smarthistory.

Smarthistory is a free online alternative to expensive art history textbooks. Smarthistory features more than just images of notable works of art. The combination of video lessons, text articles, and audio lessons about eras and themes in art history is what makes Smarthistory a valuable resource. Students can browse all of the resources of Smarthistory by artist name, style of work, theme, or time period. Smarthistory was originally developed by art history professors Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Smarthistory is now partnered with Khan Academy to deliver lessons via video.

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