Artstor's Selected Monuments Project is a teaching resource for the upcoming changes on the Advanced Placement® Art History curriculum. The image groups and accompanying essays will eventually cover 250 key works of art and architecture required for AP® Art History courses. Along with the Digital Library's 1.6 million images, the Project enhances classroom teaching and assists students in preparation for the AP® exam.
For more from the College Board on the changes in the AP® Curriculum, visit their Advances in AP® website.
The Selected Monuments Project covers significant themes in the history of art related to the individual and society, knowledge and belief, the natural world, and the human body. The image groups include related works and art movements, influences, and relevant examples from other cultures.
The high-quality images come from collections around the world and include trustworthy metadata, comprehensive descriptive text, and links to additional online resources.
Teachers and students can download image groups as PowerPoint presentations, and add related works of their own.
|Hall of Bulls, Lascaux, France (15,000 to 13,000 BCE)||Giotto, Arena Chapel, Padua (c 1305)|
|Jade cong, Liangzhu, China (3300 to 2200 BCE)||Jan van Eyck, Arnolfini Portrait (c 1434 CE)|
|White Temple and its ziggurat, Sumerian (c 3500 BCE)||All-T'oqapu Tunic, Dumbarton Oaks (1450 to 1540 CE)|
|Tlatilco female figurine. Central Mexico (1200–900 BCE)||Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper (c 1494–1498 CE)|
|Statues of votive figures, Sumerian (c 2700 BCE)||Wall plaque from Oba's Palace, Benin (16th century CE)|
|Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt (c 1473 to 1458 BCE)||Pontormo, Entombment of Christ (1525 to 28 CE)|
|Anavysos Kouros, Archaic Greek (c 530 BCE)||Mosque of Selim II, Edirne, Turkey (1568–1575 CE)|
|Sarcophagus of the Spouses, Etruscan (c 520 BCE)||Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (1638 CE)|
|Funerary Banner of Lady Dai, China (c 180 BCE)||Bundu mask, Sande Society, Mende peoples, Africa (19th to 20th century CE)|
|Seated Boxer, Hellenistic Greece (c 100 BCE)||Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), London (1836 to 1870 CE)|
|Forum of Trajan, Imperial Rome (106 to 117 CE)||JMW Turner, Slave Ship (1840 CE)|
|Santa Sabina, Rome (422 to 432 CE)||Daumier, Nadar Raising Photography to the Height of Art (1862 CE)|
|Great Mosque,(Masjid-e Jameh), Isfahan, Iran (c 700 to 20th century CE)||Rodin, The Burghers of Calais (1884 to 1895 CE)|
|Angkor Wat, Cambodia (800 to 1400 CE)||Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, Poissy-sur-Seine (1929 CE)|
|Pyxis of al-Mughira, Umayyad (c 968 CE)||Jacob Lawrence, The Migration of the Negro (1940–1941 CE)|
|Bayeux Tapestry, Romanesque Europe (c 1066–1080 CE)||Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1981 to 1983)|
|Shiva as Lord Nataraja, India (c 11th century CE)||Salcedo, Shibboleth (2007 to 2008 CE)|
|Great Mosque of Djenné , Mali, (founded c 1200 CE)|
When completed, the Selected Monuments project will cover all 250 key works in the Curriculum.
How to access
To find the key works of art from the AP Art history Curriculum, go to the Artstor Digital Library navigation bar and click on ORGANIZE > OPEN IMAGE GROUPS. Click on the folder icon next to GLOBAL FOLDERS and you will see the SELECTED MONUMENTS project folder. Click on its folder icon to reveal the subfolders for each key work. Within these folders, you can explore the various image groups that are specific to a particular work of art or architecture.
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