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ART
 
Networked resources on art and architecture including links to programs, libraries, journals, projects, exhibitions, collections and events.
 
The national arts policy organization.
 
A guide to art and artists in museums worldwide.
 
This Metropolitan Museum of Art site gives information on art and art history along with a substantial timeline.
 
Features eight artists from Joshua Johnson to Alma Thomas and Jacob Lawrence; includes short biographies, bibliographies, and representative images of their work.
 
Provides information on the Getty Research Institute, Education Institute, Leadership Institute and Grant Program. Selecting "Search/Index" provides access to databases and research tools useful in the arts.
 
Artists, museums, exhibitions, education and art history.
 

GRAPHIC DESIGN
 
Ranging from color theory to grid-based design, these intensive tutorials discuss the fundamentals of graphic design.
 
This site is "an international bibliography of comic books, comic strips, animation, caricature, cartoons, bandes dessinees, and related topics." Monographs and articles from popular magazines and academic journals are arranged alphabetically. Also includes a list of topics and many additional related links.
 
Directed toward designers and students, this searchable online counterpart to Communication Arts magazine features content from each issue and entry forms for competitions. Links to designinteract.com and creativehotlist.com focus on multimedia/technology and career development for creative professionals.
 
Exhibiting original artworks from the "Golden Age of American Illustration" (1870-1965), this site features the works of illustration artists such as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, and Maxfield Parrish. Take a virtual tour of the collection and peruse selected images and biographies of over a dozen artists.
 
Learn about the work graphic designers do, the education and training involved, the salaries, about the work environment, and what job prospects look like for graphic designers in the years ahead. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
The Society of Illustrators is the only national institution devoted solely to the art of illustration. Find information on upcoming exhibitions, traveling shows, art schools, career guidance, and the Permanent Collection at the Society's Museum of American Illustration.
 

MUSEUMS
 
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, founded in 1968 and commissioned by the City of Pine Bluff in 1971, is operated for the benefit of all citizens of Southeast Arkansas.
 
The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. Featuring a world-class international collection of art, live theatre productions, art classes, lectures, films, family programs, shopping and dining, the Arkansas Arts Center offers something for everyone.
 
The Arkansas Railroad Museum is located in Pine Bluff, AR.
 
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.
 
Interprets Arkansas history and culture using material evidence, artifacts and on-site historic homes as primary tools. Also provides further interaction with these sources through living history programs, publications, video productions, lectures and educational programming to illustrate ideas, values and lifestyles found throughout the state’s history.
 
Little Rock Central High School is recognized for the role it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States.  The nine African-American students' persistence in attending the formerly all-white Central High School was the most prominent national example of the implementation of the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
 
A nonprofit museum dedicated to igniting a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
 
Visit our National Museum online. General museum information, virtual tours of the museum galleries and special exhibitions, museum publications and research information.
 
The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History was created to interpret our state's military heritage from its territorial period to the present. Located in the historic Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal--the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur--the museum preserves the contributions of Arkansas men and women who served in the armed forces.
 
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) was founded as the Mosaic Templars of America Center for African American Culture and Business Enterprise under Act 1176 of 2001. MTCC was created as a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and it honors the story of the Mosaic Templars of America and all of Arkansas's African American history.
 
The Old State House Museum is the original state capitol of Arkansas. Since 1833, when construction began, the building and its grounds have witnessed many of the most important events in Arkansas history. The Old State House has hosted the admission of Arkansas to the Union, a fatal Bowie knife fight between two sitting legislators, the Arkansas vote to secede from the United States and join the Confederacy, pioneering medical research into hookworm and malaria, and two acceptance speeches by the president of the United States.
 
The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum features exhibits, special events, and educational programs. The museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Permanent exhibits utilize documents, photographs, videos and interactive stations. A timeline and alcoves highlight domestic and foreign policy, as well as life in the White House.
 

MUSIC & DANCE
 
Features interviews with jazz musicians, the latest news, CD and concert reviews, and free mp3s for the jazz aficianado.
 
This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920 scanned as images and searchable. Maintained by the Library of Congress as part of the American Memory Project.
 
Focuses on performers and composers of opera, art songs, and spirituals produced for concerts.
 
American composers, authors and publishers.
 
Brings performing arts to the internet through lists of artists, companies, performances and venues.
 
Arkansas Festival Ballet & Arkansas Academy of Dance hosts audition classes for summer intensive ballet training.
 
Connecting, enriching, inspiring and advancing Arkansas through the power of music!
 
Daily music news, charts, reviews, artist of the day and more.
 
An organized start to music resources on the internet, primarily classical but links to other types of music as well.
 
The Conway Symphony Orchestra exists to create meaningful experiences through performances and education.
 
A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music..
 
Features commentary on modern jazz as well as jazz history, as well as an online encyclopedia of jazz musicians.
 
Contains a list of online radio streams of NPR stations that play jazz, as well as interviews, reviews, news, podcasts, and a jazz-related RSS feed.
 
This site includes pages on the history, singers, songs, and composers of traditional black spirituals.
 
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a unique training program and festival founded in 1950. Affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Opera in the Ozarks has earned the reputation of being a prominent training program for all singers interested in pursuing a career in opera.
 
Dance studio located in Pine Bluff, AR.
 
A virtual tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Rock City Dance Center offers a recreational and competitive dance experience to children and adults alike. From beginning to advanced levels, we offer excellence in training to our students with the best variety of dance styles available in Central Arkansas.
 
From the National Endowment for the Humanities, this website outlines a lesson plan for teaching the history of African American spirituals at the high school level.
 
Links to dance resources on the web including information on many kinds of dance and organizations from all aspects of the dance scene.