The Grace A. Dow Memorial Library provides access to these online sources of art images that can be used for the Picture Parent Program.

Resources in the Library

Picture Parent Resources

Picture Parent Vertical File--contains prints, artist biographies, and art activity packs.  These check out for 14 days.  Contact Library Youth Services for more information.  989/837-3466


Click on the link below to login to the sources.  You may be asked for your library barcode number.
  • SIRS Renaissance:  all full-text, dynamic information on architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts.

Database Help

Local Art Resources

Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art

Creative Spirit Center

Northwood Gallery


Please Note: The following links are supplied for informational purposes only and are not supported or endorsed by the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library or the City of Midland.

Art Websites

The Internet Public Library KidSpace Art Page  Interactive art page for kids to create their own art.

The Web Museum  Need a definition of Fauvism?  Not sure of the dates for Baroque?  Also includes biographical information on artists, time period in which they painted, and thumbnail prints that enlarge for more detail.

National Gallery of Art--the Art Zone  Interactive art kids can make online plus information on artists, art activities, and resources for teachers.

Just for Kids (Princeton Online)  Art information and classroom activities.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Artís activities for children to learn about a selection of artists and experience the art in the Metís collection through a variety of interactive features.