Sunday, March 14, 2010

Smarthistory - A Multimedia Art History Book

Smarthistory is a free online alternative to expensive art history textbooks. Smarthistory was developed by art history professors Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Smarthistory features more than just images of notable works of art. Videos lessons, VoiceThread lessons, and audio lessons about eras and themes in art history are what make Smarthistory a valuable resource. Students can browse all of the resources of Smarthistory by artist name, style of work, theme, or time period.











Applications for Education
Smarthistory could be an excellent supplement to an art history textbook. Depending on what aspects of art history you do teach, Smarthistory could replace traditional textbooks.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
ArtsEdge - Podcasts and Lesson Plans
Blogs for Art Teachers
The Bayeux Tapestry Animated