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Studying art history? Creating your own masterpiece? At Idea Exchange, we have tons of resources you can use to be successful in the art world. From da Vinci to pottery techniques, we have something for everyone studying art. Also, check out our online listings which will connect you to important galleries and their collections, worldwide.

  • General Art History Books A list of all general art history books in our collection. For more specific subject areas, please see the sections below:

Artwork Technique

Art by Movement

Art by Region, Nation, Culture or Time Period

Search within these ebooks from our collection to find short articles about your topic.

Virtual Reference Library
Virtual Reference Library

An entire reference library at your fingertips! Instantly access hundreds of eBooks and encyclopedias on virtually any subject, including business, geography, literature, history, and science. No checkout or special reader required. View the tutorial (Flash)

Local Galleries

Idea Exchange, Galleries
There is always something new to discover at the Idea Exchange Galleries. Check us out online to learn about our art courses, concerts and exhibitions. Galleries are located at the Queen's Square, Preston, and Design at Riverside locations, just walk in and enjoy.

Canadian Clay & Glass Museum
Located in Waterloo, offers exhibitions, art classes, camps and drop-in "play with clay" programs for all ages. Gallery shop also available on site.

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Located in the Centre In the Square in Kitchener, it is the oldest and largest public gallery in Waterloo Region. With an emphasis on contemporary art, the work of Canadian and International artists are often premiered here. In an effort to "connect people and ideas through art", the gallery offers exhibitions as well as programming for kids, teens, adults and families.

Waterloo Region Museum
Located in Kitchener, and offering exhibits as well as collections of local historical artifacts. The Waterloo Region Museum is also the entrance into the Doon Heritage Village, a living history, 60 acre village that shows visitor what life was like in Waterloo Region in the year 1914.

National Galleries

Art Gallery of Ontario
Artists in Canada
Montreal Museum of Fine Art
National Gallery of Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
Vancouver Art Gallery
Winnipeg Art Gallery

International Galleries

British Museum
Art Institute of Chicago
Washington National Gallery of Art
National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian)
Asian Art Museum
National Museum of Mexican Art