Animal Art


British Museum: Animals
Images from the collections and information about animals in art from different cultures throughout history.

MFA Images: Animals
An online collection of animals in art from the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Classic Illustrated Zoologies and Related Works
View around 8,129 illustrations of animals from books in the NYPL Digital Gallery.

Urban Neighbors: Images of New York City Wildlife
Explores the abundance and diversity of New York City wildlife through a selection of images in the collections of The New York Public Library.

Animals in Medieval Art
A thematic essay with images from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Nature of the Beast
An online exhibit from the Pacific Asia Museum, explores animals and nature in Japanese paintings and prints, includes over 40 images plus essays and teacher resources.

Artful Animals
An online exhibit of wild and domestic animals created by African artists, includes examples from rock art to contemporary media from the National Museum of African Art.

The Animal Mummy Project
Information about the world's largest collection of animal mummies at the Cairo Museum.

Monkeys and Other Animals
View images in the online collections of the National Galleries of Scotland including works by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Robert Burns, William Bell Scott, and others.

Primates in Art and Illustration
Directory of artists that specialize in nonhuman primates from Primate Info Net.

WorldImages Kiosk: Animals
A collection of images in the WorldImages database from the California State University IMAGE Project, includes birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, mollusks, and imaginary animals.

ANSC 100 Image Library: Animals
Collection of animal artwork by artists including Peter Paul Rubens, William Blake, Odilon Redon, and several others.

PEM: Trash Menagerie
Animals made from rubbish, view an online slideshow from the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.

Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale
A mini site from the Bates College Museum of Art that examines hidden animals, includes artwork by a variety of artists.

Brooklyn Museum: Animals
View a selection of objects with an animal theme in the online collections of the Brooklyn Museum, also includes related collections.

The Animal Kingdom: Six Centuries of Zoological Illustration
A University of Delaware Library exhibition in Special Collections that includes artistic and scientific illustrations of animals dating from the 16th to the 21st century.

Nature's Great Masterpiece: The Elephant
An online exhibit of mid 16th century to late 19th century illustrations of elephants from the collections of the Ewell Sale Stewart Library.

National Museums Liverpool: Animals
An online exhibition of animal related pieces in the museum's collections, includes animals from many different parts of the world in fine art and on a variety of objects from ships, to menus, and toys.

Illustrating Cuba's Flora and Fauna
An online exhibit from the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, includes birds and beasts, sea creatures, food and flowers, and illustrations by Juan Lembeye Lartaud.

The Fitzwilliam Museum: Animal Art
Images and information about the portrayal of animals in eighth century English coinage.

Oudry's Painted Menagerie
An online exhibit from the Getty that presents paintings and drawings of exotic animals by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

The MacGillivray Art Collection
View around 214 images of birds, fish, and mammals online from William MacGillivray's gallery of watercolor paintings, an exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London.

Caught & Coloured: Zoological Illustrations from Colonial Victoria
A selection of images created between 1878 and 1890 for Frederick McCoy's Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria, a volume describing the fauna of the colony with scientific descriptions and lithographic plates.


UMass Amherst: Herbals & Insects
A virtual exhibit of 16th to 19th century herbal, botanical, and insect works in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Special Collections and University Archives.

The John Abbot Watercolors
An online collection at the University of South Carolina featuring around 147 original watercolor illustrations of butterflies and moths.

Creepy-Crawlies: Insects in Picture Books
A virtual exhibition from The Cotsen Children's Library featuring illustrations of insects in children's books.

Caught Between the Pages: Treasures from the Franclemont Collection
A Cornell University Albert Mann Library exhibition presenting highlights from the Franclemont Collection of historically significant entomological books.

MFA Images: Insects
A Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presentation of around 62 images related to insects.

Abuzz About Bees: 400 Years of Bees and Beekeeping
An online exhibit from the Mann Library at Cornell University featuring books from the Phillips Beekeeping Collection.

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