Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment


  • National Gallery of Canada - A visual arts museum of international stature holds a collection of works of art, historic and contemporary, with special reference to Canada (Bilingual)
  • Artcyclopedia - Fine art website includes a comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
  • Art History Resources - Excellent gateway to art history sites, with links to museums and galleries around the world.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York museum which includes a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Largest permanent displays of works by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario - Canadian art gallery, with national and international collections, including the Henry Moore Sculpture Center.

Movies, TV and Radio

  • AllMovie - Includes movie trailers, synopsis, movie reviews as well as complete celebrity & movie cast details
  • CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) - CBC radio, TV and podcasts, including archival information, schedules, and personalities
  • IMDb (International Movie Database) - Current and all time box office hit films and videos (US and International) Searchable by actors, title genre and decade.
  • National Film Board of Canada - Website of the NFB, including online viewing of films, documentaries, classics, and award winners.
  • YouTube - Video sharing website, on which users can upload, view and share videos


  • Opera Glass - Detailed information on many Operas, including Libretti, Source texts, Performance 
  • Lyrics A-Z - Song lyrics
  • Encyclopedia of Music in Canada - Covers articles on all aspects of music in Canada, searchable by key word or by browsing the subject list.
  • Classical Net - Information on composers, classical music, music reviews and links to other classical music web sites.