Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Enter keywords in the “Search the Collection” box. On the results page, put a checkmark in the box for “Show only results with unrestricted images” to see images that are freely available to use (under public domain). For more information on using this site, see the LACMA blog Unframed.
The Met’s Open Images . “[A]ll images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you’re an artist or a designer, an educator or a student, a professional or a hobbyist, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from our collection to use, share, and remix—without restriction.”
National Gallery of Art Images. Images of art in the National Gallery, available at no cost.
The Met’s Timeline of Art History. This timeline “pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.”
Rijksmuseum Online Image Catalog. 643 images of artworks from the Rijksmuseum collections, searchable and available for free and unrestricted use.
Smithsonian Open Access (SI, Public Domain and CC0). You can explore and reuse millions of digital items from the Smithsonian’s collections (2.8 million at February 2020 launch). We have released these images and data into the public domain as Creative Commons Zero (CC0), meaning you can use, transform, and share our open access assets without asking permission from the Smithsonian.
Library of Congress: Free to Use and Reuse Sets (LOC, Public Domain)
Visual Arts See "Courses" on Art Appreciation and Art History (List compiled by BC Campus, 2020)
Art & Life in Africa website, hosted by the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art (UISMA), is a freely accessible educational resource that is the product of the collaborative efforts of more than fifty scholars, technicians, collectors and institutions around the world.
SmartHistory (SmartHistory, CC BY-NC-SA) Smarthistory’s free, award-winning digital content, including images, videos, and essays, unlocks the expertise of hundreds of leading scholars, making the history of art accessible and engaging to more people, in more places, than any other publisher.
Art History Teaching Resources (SUNY, CC BY-NC) A constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities.
Art Appreciation (Cascadia Community College) An open source self-paced course on Canvas by Christopher Gildow, MFA
Looking at, Describing and Identifying Objects(OpenLearn) Introductory short course.
Introduction to the History of Modern Art (CUNY/Lehman College)
Making Sense of Art History (Open University) Introductory free short course.
Visions of Protest: Graffiti (OpenLearn) Introductory free short course.
Art & Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern (Open University) Introductory free short course
Art History on Khan Academy (Khan Academy) Online art history course, from prehistoric to modern art.