Art History Test
by Bluewater Publishing
Art History Test is your easy-to-use flash card app that is going to help you boost your knowledge of art history and the artists, from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era works from all of the major masters.
Price: $1.99

Art Envi
by Open Door Networks, Inc.
Art Envi turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a giant art gallery, with collections from the world’s best artists. It gives you easy, full-screen access to thousands of the world’s masterpieces, indexed by artist, along with information about the artists and their art. Plus you can add more.

From classics like the Mona Lisa and Botticelli’s Venus, to Rembrandt’s, Renoir’s, van Gogh’s and Cézanne’s, Art Envi displays Web-based paintings the way you would expect on the iPhone: full screen, with multi-touch controls, in automated slide shows, Ken Burns effect moving pictures and scrolling image arrays. You can also add music to make your artistic journey more beautiful.
[NOTE: You do need internet to access the database, but you can also download images into your photos folder]
Price: 99¢

Art Museum
by Simple Tree LLC
View 1,999 beautiful high resolution images from the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. These images are in the public domain—available without restriction, free of charge. From ancient sculpture to Impressionist masterpieces, from scroll paintings to Mesoamerican pottery, these works of Art will inform and inspire. To maximize accessibility to their collection and reach the widest possible audience, LACMA released an online Art library. The material presented in this app comes from this library. Art Museum was created by a fan of LACMA so that others may also enjoy this beautiful collection.
Price: 99¢

Art Periods HD
by Snappy Pixel LLC
Major art periods/movements from the comfort of your phone.
1. Color Field Painting
2. Cubism
3. Expressionism
4. Impressionism
5. Pop Art
6. Precisionism
7. Realism
8. Romanticism
9. Soviet Art
10. Stuckism
– No INTERNET required. Take them anywhere, anytime.
[It certainly isn’t the most comprehensive guide in the world, but it’s nice for a quick reference.]
Price: FREE

by Art Beat inc
This is the official NY Art Beat iPhone/iPod touch app.
• Nearby map to find events within walking distance
• Most Popular list to find out what’s hot now
• Bookmark events and invite your friends on Twitter or by email
• Browse 600 exhibitions happening right now in New York, sorted by popularity, media, area or days till end
• Map, directions and opening times help you get
in one piece
Price: $1.99

The New York Arts Magazine
Art Slant
Art 21
The New Yorker: Arts
Art in the Picture
Olga’s Gallery
Web Gallery of Art
Contemporary Art Daily

The Online Etymology Dictionary
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Database of Van Gogh’s Letters
Work and Conversations
Art Resource
Google Art Project

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Special Exhibition Podcast
by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s official Podcast features exclusive commentary and programs relating to Special Exhibitions. The Museum’s exhibitions span the ages and represent cultures from every part of the world. Come visit us in New York City and online at

TEDTalks (audio)
by TEDTalks
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. On this feed, you’ll find TEDTalks video to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

I Should Be Writing
by Mur Lafferty
Writing interviews and how-tos from a SF writer who’s still learning.

Art History in Just a Minute
by EwArt Productions
EwArt Productions gives you fact-filled and entertaining coverage of works of art, artists, and concepts, all “in just a minute.” Hosted by art historian Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe. [NOTE: there are only a few episodes]

National Gallery of Art-Notable Lectures
by National Gallery of Art, Washington
This audio series offers entertaining, informative discussions about the arts and events at the National Gallery of Art. NOTABLE LECTURES podcasts gives access to special Gallery talks by well-known artists, authors, curators, and historians. Included in this podcast listing are established series: The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Lecture Series, The Sydney J. Freedberg Lecture in Italian Art, Elson Lecture Series, A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, Conversations with Artists Series, Conversations with Collectors Series, and Wyeth Lectures in American Art Series. Download the programs, then visit us on the National Mall or at, where you can explore many of the works of art mentioned. New podcasts are released every Tuesday.

The Philosophy of Art
by Zarvan Rouhbakhshan
Discussions of philosophy of art and aesthetics; the theories of art and litterature in history, from the classic to the contemporary philosophy.

by Nature
NeuroPod, the neuroscience podcast from Nature, highlights news and articles published in Nature’s journals, including interviews with the people behind the science and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering the research.


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