Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Great Free Art History Resource to Check Out! is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional art history textbook.

This from their About Page:

"Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker began smARThistory in 2005 by creating a blog featuring free audio guides in the form of podcasts for use in The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art...

In Smarthistory, we have aimed for reliable content and a delivery model that is entertaining and occasionally even playful. Our podcasts and screen-casts are spontaneous conversations about works of art where we are not afraid to disagree with each other or art history orthodoxy."

Miss Bun and I heartily applaud this effort to think outside the box and use web 2.0 technology to create open collaborations and open communities. This is the future! (It also occurs to us that this would be an excellent resource for homeschoolers!)

Ok, Peeps, go forth and partake!

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