Do You Love Contemporary Art? How to Use the Internet to Your Advantage

Contemporary arts magazine

If you love visual art, and contemporary art in general, you’re in luck. There are more ways than ever to access the information you need and experience the contemporary art works that move you.

The best way to experience art is and will always be in person. Not only are the colors more vivid, but you can actually see the texture of a given piece much more clearly. If it’s a sculpture or installation you’re viewing, you can get a better sense of its depth and dimensions up close.

You can go online and easily search for your local museum of modern and contemporary art. For example, if you were to search museums and galleries in the Buffalo, NY area, you would find the renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, which tends to focus specifically on regional contemporary artists, and Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, where such artists as Cindy Sherman and Robert Longo got their starts.

Speaking of Buffalo and the Albright-Knox, if you are looking for online art games for kids, kids.albrightknox.org is an excellent resource for fun, interactive games. Your child can create his or her own works of art, play a game testing his or her knowledge of art materials, and more.

If you are not able to make it to a physical art gallery, you can readily access one online. A prime example of this is WikiPaintings.org, which is a great resource for finding not just contemporary art, but art from various time periods and schools of thought. Contemporary artists looking to post images of their work online might want to consider joining the online art community deviantART.com, where seemingly countless pieces are displayed.

If you have general questions or comments, or you have specific suggestions regarding online art games for kids, make your thoughts known in the forum below.