FCG Section: Art Library

Museums

Centro de Arte Moderna – CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon)

http://gulbenkian.pt/cam/

CAM was founded in 1983 and aims to promote and study modern and contemporary Portuguese art. The collection includes works from the most representative Portuguese 20th century artists like Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso, Almada Negreiros, Julião Sarmento, Cabrita Reis and Rui Chafes, among others, as well as a set of works of British artists like Gilbert & George and Antony Gromely. It also includes a nucleus of works of Armenian artists, especially Arshile Gorky. Some information available in English.


Centre Georges Pompidou : Musée National d’Art Moderne (Paris)

www.centrepompidou.fr

This museum has the biggest collection of Europe of contemporary art. Virtual tours to its collection with about 50.000 works of art, information about its cultural activities – exhibitions, conferences, shows, and so on – as well as other research resources are available. Information in English and Spanish.


Design Museum (London)

www.designmuseum.org

Website of the Design Museum in London, offering a virtual tour to the collections and access to a database of contemporary international designers.


DIA Art Foundation (NY)

www.diacenter.org

DIA established in 1974 is actually one of the most relevant contemporary art institution within US and internationally. The permanent art collection includes works by Joseph Beuys, Dan Flavin, Cy Twombly, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter among others.


Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)

www.famsf.org

Comprising the de Young and the Legion of Honor the FAMSF are the largest public art institution of the city of San Francisco. The collections include American painting and decorative arts, African, Oceanic arts and Art of the Americas before the Spanish conquest. The website provides a searchable database containing more than 80.000 images of works of art from its collections.


Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY)

www.metmuseum.org

The MET Museum has one of the largest art collections in the world, which can be admired through the web page, as well as the current exhibitions and others educational research resources.


Musée du Louvre (Paris)

www.louvre.fr

Is one of the great world museums, with some of the most famous works of art history. Virtual tours to its collections, history of the building and current cultural activities are available.