Art Toolbox

Paint, dance, sing, sculpt, or do whatever catches your attention because doing creative things is proven to strengthen the “brain’s attention system, which in turn can improve cognition more generally.” Recent studies have also shown that creating art encourages new connections to form between brain cells. That’s great news for artists because brain connections are responsible for higher levels of intelligence.

Please feel free to submit suggested additions. This Toolbox is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in the visual arts.

Leading Arts-centric Cities (U.S)

  • New York City, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Washington, DC
  • Chicago, IL
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Houston, TX


Major U.S. Museums (listed by number of visitors)


Major International Museums (listed by number of visitors)


Notable Smaller U.S. Museums


Notable Smaller International Museums


Gallery Districts (US cities)


Major Canadian Galleries


Notable International Art Galleries


Art Criticism – Newspapers & Magazines


Art Techniques


Art Blogs


Art Critics on Twitter


Artists Residencies & Retreats


Art Educators Resources


Online Graphic Design Programs

Major Art Movements in Western Art since 1900


A.I. Classic Bookshelf: Art Theory


A.I. Classic Bookshelf: Artist Biographies


A.I. At The Movies: Feature Films About Artists


A.I. At The Movies: Art Documentaries


Artist Interviews (youtube)


Leading U.S. Art Schools (Post Graduate Programs)


Leading U.S. Art Schools (Undergraduate)


Leading International Art Schools (Undergraduate)