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Liz Gruchala-Gilbert

Art & Design

Assistant Professor Liz Gruchala-Gilbert is the liaison librarian for Art & Design            

Office: #129 Main floor of the Library

Phone:  206-281-2790


Need articles? Search in the Databases!


   Need help?  Ask a Librarian

Seattle Area Museums     Art Education (K-12)    News    Research     

Images     Interior Design




Seattle Area Museums


Seattle Art Museum (Downtown)

Admission is by suggested donation -- you pay what you want/can

currently the suggested doantion for students with ID is $11

First Thursdays are free to all   



Frye Art Museum (First Hill) : Always free to everyone!

Henry Art Galley (U-District): Always free to students with ID!
                                                     First Thursdays free to everyone.


Bellevue Arts Museum - Arts, Crafts, Design : Students $7 with ID

                                                                Free days:

                                                                First Fridays

                                                                (everyone, 11am - 8pm)


Tacoma Art Museum : Students $8 with ID

                               Free Days:

                               Third Thursdays (5-8pm)




Art Education (K -12)


Grades P-12
Washington State - All grade levels


Art Daily - "The first art newspaper on the net"

Bibliography of the History of Art - Search for articles (1973 - 2009); free to all.

International Bibliography of Art - Search for articles (1960 - present); SPU log-in required for off-campus access.

Islamic Art - From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Conservation - Scientific Research Department of the National Gallery of Art
Oxford Art Online - SPU log-in required for off-campus access.






Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) - "AICT is intended primarily to disseminate images of art and architectural works in the public domain on a free-access, free-use basis to all levels of the educational community, as well as to the public at large. The images displayed on this site have been photographed on location by the author, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial in nature."

Art Babble - art on video, video on art; from the Indianapolis Museum of Art

CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online.
SPU log-in required for off-campus access.
Index of Christian Art - SPU log-in required for off-campus access.
Oxford Art Online - SPU log-in required for off-campus access.
Your Paintings - All the oil paintings in public ownership in the United Kingdom

Online Advertisement Collection - From Duke University Libraries

Museum of the City of New York Collection

Copyright Information for Artists 

Visual Literacy Exercise


Heather Brodhead


Constance & George Fearing Library

Santa Barbara Museum of Art



The Rijksmuseum offers high-res digital downloads free for non-commercial use.


LACMA has about 20,000 high-res digital downloads for any use.


Yale Digital Commons has 250,000 images "without license."


Wikimedia Commons tries to aggregate a number of institutions' free content.

The National Gallery of Art offers high-res downloads for non-commercial use.

Almost everything in the Flickr Commons is downloadable.


A compilation of sources from Brown University. The list is annotated and includes notes when images are freely available:



University of Colorado, Boulder: (scroll down to the "Find Images Elsewhere on the Web")


NGA Images (National Gallery of Art in Washington DC)

LACMA unrestricted images collection:

The Walters Art  Museum

The British Museum Free Non-Commercial Use Images:



UCLA : You might also find some use in the Creative Commons, Open Content, & Public Domain images tab of my Image Resources research guide at:



Currier Museum of Art: A quick resource guide for fair use images here: 



Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Another great resource for digital images



Getty Open Content Program: High resolution images of works from the Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute that are in the public domain and may be used freely.

 The Getty Research Institute recently added 5,400 images to the Open Content Program.



Interior Design

InformeDesign : Research summaries on design topics from the Univeristy of Minnesota

Larsen: A Living Archive : Images from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' collection of textiles from Jack Lenor Larsen textile company and design studio

The History of Interior Design : an article by John Pile from Architecture Week

Design Knowledge Research: from the American Society of Interior Designers, features current news and research

Architecture and Interior Design Photo Collection: photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955 from the American Memory project, Library of Congress

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Online Collections: includes product design & decorative arts, textiles and wallcoverings.

Design Nation: top British designers show their work

Design Addict's list of Interior Designers: over 1000 designers and studios worldwide

Founders of the Arts & Crafts Movement : primary source material by William Morris and other designers of the time (1870-1900)

Metropolis Magazine

Interiors & Sources Magazine: "excellence in commercial design"

Illustrated Furniture Glossary