The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History  
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The Index is comprised of the Subject Index, the Artist Index, and the Lists of Rulers. To browse the nearly 6,000 works featured on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History by department or by accession number, please consult the Works of Art index.

Subject Index

Browse the 2,000 subject index terms classified by art movement/style, geography/place, material/technique, object, and subject matter/theme, to locate thematic essays and works of art. Timelines are indexed by geography/place terms only.

Lists of Rulers

The lists of rulers are meant as a complement to the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, and not as a comprehensive historical reference.

Artist Index

Browse works of art created by more than 1,600 artists and related thematic essays. Browse by artist type, such as architect, calligrapher, ceramicist, draftsman, fashion designer, furniture maker, glass artist, illuminator, jewelry maker, metal worker, miniaturist, mixed media artist, musical instrument maker, painter, performance artist, photographer, printmaker, sculptor, textile artist, and weapons maker.