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The Guggenheim Museum, in partnership with Archive.org, is making their collection of art books available free for reading online or download in various ebook formats (PDF, EPUB, Kindle, etc).

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Many of them are catalogs of exhibitions, with reproductions of the paintings and what the catalog author had to say about each.

There are currently 205 books available.

So if you’re a starving art student, or someone just wants to learn more about fine art, go check it out.

Another year further from the high school freshman who had discovered writing the summer before and bravely started sending out his poetry and stories. Didn’t sell any stories, but won a couple of cash-paying poetry contests, so he managed a $400 profit that first year.

Yay me.

Advice to musicians, writers, artists and creative people everywhere: Pursue your dreams when you’re young. It’s much easier!