The joy of the Internet is also its drawback: there is simply too much information, much of it excellent, for the mind to absorb. I hope that in making these suggestions for your web surfing I have singled out some of the best.

We don't usually think of muppets and puppets as the stuff of fine art, but Jim Henson's little folk have become a part of our history. The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York, has a show called "Jim Henson's Fantastic World". The many personalities of Henson are revealed, like Henson the filmmaker, Henson the child of the sixties culture, and Henson the alter ego of Kermit the Frog. The site includes a slide show for Henson fans.

Barbara Natoli Witt has been an artist for forty years and has been fascinated by adornment. Her current collection of necklaces incorporates themes from dozens of ancient cultures and includes references to the importance of the necklace as a symbol of female power.

In 1993 in the South of France, Anselm Kiefer converted a large industrial wasteland into "Gesamtkunstwerk", or "total work of art". Included in the complex were 47 buildings, underground tunnels, caves, bridges, etc. A film of the work as it was being constructed was made by director Sophie Fiennes who also produced the cinemascope, "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow". Kiefer's undertaking, filling 110 trucks, was eventually moved to Paris but the original site at La Ribaute remains. Kiefer's comment is illuminating: he believes in "the importance of emptiness as a precondition for creating". He also comments, "All the scientific and technological progress only tells me how incomplete I am and that I know nothing....How inhuman I am and how inhuman humans are".

Florence Wyman Ivins was a watercolorist and book illustrator. She designed posters for the children's story hour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and eventually came up with 145 works for an exhibit there of her pieces. What most people don't know is that she was the first woman artist to have a solo show at the Met.

Eleven monumental steel sculptures by Mark de Suvero have been installed on the grounds of Governor's Island in New York. An avid reader of poetry, the artist once commented, "So many adults have forgotten how to be good children." Additional views of de Suvero's work are available here, as well as a review from the New York Times.

Lovers of contemporary sculpture will want to look at this exhibition of the work of Dame Barbara Hepworth. Hepworth was known for not accepting a commission unless she felt morally and emotionally in tune with it. She is perhaps best recognized for her "Single Form" sculpture designed for the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Henri Cartier-Bresson is presented by MOMA in a photo essay titled The Modern Century. Leave plenty of time to explore this site. It is full of information and visual delights.

Roger Ferragallo has produced his "Cosmic Tree of Life" digital painting as a YouTube video with stunning results. He calls it the world's highest resolution display, but in any resolution it would be quite amazing.

Think of a college dormitory at midnight, a small room with several sets of frenetic musicians using boom boxes at full tilt, dancing dervishes, arms and legs cavorting wildly, and you will have a small taste of the aesthetic of Ryan Trecartin's video environment, now being shown at MoMA's PS1 in New York City. The New York Times calls it "high-pitched Chipmunkese", shown in rooms filled with flotsam furniture and "uninhibited self-expression". Watch the video and see what you think. In the same vein, I did a Google search for Corinne Whitaker, clicked on Images, and saw my work in a dizzying display, like a living anthropology of art.

c.Corinne Whitaker 2011