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The Music Lesson by Jan Vermeer

The Music Lesson by Jan Vermeer

“The Music Lesson” by Jan Vermeer (Dutch, 1632-1675).
Part of the Royal Collection of Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London.

The seventeenth century begins the era of the modern world, which has seen vast upheavals in every sphere of human endeavor, including artistic style.

Courtesy of Carol Gerten’s Fine Art Museum.


Modern World Art

Exhibition of Famous Paintings
From the WebMuseum, Paris. Scroll down to the Themes section, then, beginning with the Baroque period (17th century art), continue through each section of Impressionism and Modern Art.


Modern World Culture & History

Modern History at Britannica.com
Part of Britannica.com, Encyclopedia Britannica on the web, this is a collection of reviewed and rated web links having to do with Modern History:
Renaissance & Early Modern European History
Modern European History from 1790-1920
Modern European History from 1920-1945
Postwar European History
North American History

Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History
University lectures, very nicely presented with graphics and links to other sites on the web, concerning the ideas that were behind the history of Europe, from the middle ages through modernism. As always, keep in mind that the author’s worldview colors his interpretation; however, the lectures are helpful because of their detail and scope.

National Museum of American History
The NMAH is part of the Smithsonian Institution family of museums. At this excellent website you can explore the American History timeline, visit virtual exhibitions, and enjoy many other interesting areas.


The above pages will get you started on many fascinating hours of research and discovery regarding all aspects of American and Modern World culture and history. However, if you need additional site suggestions for further help and more specific research, please visit History on the Internet: American History, and History on the Internet: Modern World History, where you can find many more high quality links.

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