Oxford Art Online includes Timelines of World Art by geographic location. For each of the six regions below there are three or four timelines, each covering a specific era. The timelines feature brief summaries of important events in the visual arts; many of the summaries are accompanied by an image, and all link to articles in Grove Art Online for further reading.
Here are some other timeline resources.
Start by searching these databases and recommended online sources. If the full-text of the article is not available, request it from Document Delivery Services.