Download 397 Free Art Catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Earlier this year, the Guggenheim Museum put online 65 modern art books, giving you free access to books introducing the work of Alexander CalderEdvard MunchFrancis BaconGustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Now, just a few short months later, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched MetPublications, a portal that will “eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals” published by the Met since 1870.

Of the many resources you can explore, here’s one obvious highlight: MetPublications now makes available 397 out-of-print titles, including lots of informative and visually-packed art catalogs from the museum’s past exhibitions. You can read the books online or download them in PDF format (although I should warn you that the PDF downloads take some time, so be patient). When you rummage around, you’ll come across works like these and more:

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  1. Celi Silva says . . . | October 23, 2012 / 3:51 pm

    I´m artist and art teacher in the American School of Belo Horizonte. I´d like to receive some informations about art and Art Catalogs.
    Thanks, so much, Ms Celi

  2. Abi says . . . | October 25, 2012 / 3:44 am

    Thanks for letting me know that all of these resources are being made available to the public. I’m going to take full advantage of this! Thanks again!

  3. Christopher Talbot says . . . | December 25, 2012 / 2:05 am

    At the moment I am searching for one work only, which I believe was included in an exhibition – although part of a private collection. It is “Peinture 1949″ by Joan Miró. I am a composeramd I was trying to resume an orchestral piece based on this and other Miró paintings, but needed the image to work from.

  4. autocad kursu says . . . | December 30, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    I’ve found that the best data subject, thank you

  5. neal says . . . | July 29, 2013 / 8:05 am

    Look forward to it

  6. kathleen markowitz says . . . | April 25, 2014 / 6:12 am

    I am looking for a catalog or out of date material on Giotto. Could you help me?

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