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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Publications
More than 400 exhibition catalogues and other art history publications based on the Met's collections.
The Guggenheim: From the Archives
About 200 out-of-print exhibition catalogues, all on modern art. These may be read online but not downloaded.
LACMA Reading Room
About 150 out-of-print exhibition catalogs and books published by LACMA.
Getty Publications Virtual Library
About 250 digitized catalogues and other documents from the Getty. Most can be read online or downloaded as PDFs.
Google's collection of digitized books includes numerous books on art. After running your search, go to Search Tools > Any Books , then choose either "Free Google eBooks" or "Preview available."
Open Access to Cultural Heritage
In recent years, many large museums and other research institutions have made it a priority to put their exhibition catalogues and other works of scholarship online where anyone with a web connection can benefit from them.
This is a boon for researchers but does require a bit of effort; there is no unified search that will cover all of them.