Grove Art Online is today's foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 volumes) – the landmark reference work containing more than 45,000 articles (more than 21,000 biographies and 500,000 bibliographical citations) contributed by 6,700 scholars from 120 countries.
Grove Art Online is maintained with a regular updating program. Three times per year, existing articles are updated with new scholarship, additions to the bibliographies, and corrections. In addition, new articles and images are added with each update to continuously grow Grove’s coverage of the visual arts. Hundreds of international art historians participate in GAO updates, and all new content continues to be written and peer reviewed by scholars and specialists.
Since 2005, Grove Art Online has included images of the most frequently studied works of art. Through partnerships with outstanding organizations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bridgeman Art Library, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Art Resource, ARTstor, Art Images for College Teaching (AICT), and numerous international galleries and individual artists, GAO is able to offer over 6,000 searchable images of works of art, maps, and line drawings. In order to help users find visual support for the existing scholarship in GAO, the site includes more than 40,000 editorially selected image links to museums and galleries around the world. In addition to this wealth of new content, Grove Art Online features biographical linking to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and a host of exceptional learning resources including timelines, thematic guides, and lesson plans from the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
September 13, 2010