Video of the most important opera performances, including staged productions, interviews, and documentaries that represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon
Reference materials and records to plays, people, theatres, productions, and production companies covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre, including images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks, and other resources
The Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery (AA/PG) Library has a dynamic collection of over 150,000 files on Artists, Art Institutions, Collectors, and art-related Subjects. Files generally contain Ephemera such as small exhibition brochures; announcements of or invitations to gallery shows; press releases; newspaper, magazine, or auction catalog clippings; and/or reproductions.
Includes 50,000 design drawings, documents, and engineering projects throughout the world. Another of its collections is the Cabinet of American Illustration. It also has the Drawings (Master) collection of works by artists of various nationalities.among many other areas of interest.
Published around 1550, Vasari wrote some of the first biographies of many famous Italian artists. Vasari is an important resource because he knew some of the artists personally, and lived during the same era as many of the others.