Fine Arts

The area of Fine Arts includes topics like the famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo de Vinci and music of all varietiesThe Reference Section, located on the fifth floor of the Broward County Main Library has a large collection of materials on all aspects of art and music.           

Print Sources - Books

The Reference Section provides a variety of reference materials related to the arts. Circulating books on the arts are located on the fourth floor of the Broward County Main Library.

Note: Books on art and music are available at many branches of the Broward County Library and are generally classified in the 700-789 Dewey Decimal section of the library.


The Broward County Library’s collection of electronic books is available through NetLibrary or OverDrive.

Reference Databases

Expanded Academic ASAP (website) provides links to full-text articles from a variety of journals related to the arts. With a Broward County Library card and Internet access, you may search this database from any home or office computer. 

Links to Websites on Fine Art

Additional information on art may be found on the following websites:

ipl2: Information You Can Trust - website
This is a searchable and annotated subject directory of internet resources that provide accurate, factual information on many topics. Type a keyword in the search box or select “Resources by Subject” and then “Arts and Humanities” to find information on the arts.

The subject of art covers famous painters like Vincent van Gogh, as well as classic pieces of sculpture like David.Art

ArtServe - website
ArtServe creates cultural experiences for local artists and the community.

Broward County Cultural Division - website
The Cultural Division is a resource for the arts at the local level.

Florida Association of Museums - website
This website provides information on museums throughout Florida, as well as exhibit, vendor, and additional resource information.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - website
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, features 5,000 years of art. The website includes information on exhibits, events, and much more.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - website
The MoMA website features information on the museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art.

National Endowment for the Arts - website
This government website provides information on the support of the arts.

National Gallery of Art - website
The website of the National Gallery of Art, which is located in Washington, D.C., features an array of information on the fine arts.

National Sculpture Society - website
This collection of information put together by a society of sculpture artists promotes excellence in sculpture art.

Young at Art Children’s Museum-Davie - website
This website provides detailed information about the museum’s hands-on art adventures for children.

Youth Arts Corps - website
Information about a free training program aimed at youths interested in the arts is featured on the website of the Youth Arts Corps.

Music is an international language that comes in many forms and from many different instruments.Music and the Performing Arts

Artistas Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) - website
The website of this organization is a resource for Latin music, dance, and culture.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts - website
Theater, dance, and music are highlighted at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Broward County Music Teachers Association - website
Information on the art of music and resources for the professional development of music teachers can be found on the website of the Broward County Music Teachers Association.

Florida Dance Association - website
Information on dance in Florida is available, as well as a wealth of links to other arts.

Florida Music Educators Association - website
Here is information, for parents, teachers, and students, about the spirit of music in Florida.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - website
This website provides information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the home for all generations of music legends.

South Florida Bluegrass Association - website
Here you will find a one-stop destination for information about South Florida’s bluegrass music.

South Florida Jazz - website
This website provides information on South Florida’s jazz events, activities, and culture.

Community Resources

The following agencies handle requests for basic information and referrals, without charge.

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - website
1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1807

Phone: 954-525-5500

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale - website
1799 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Phone: 1-800-275-7603 or 954-463-3000         


Updated 6/13