Contemporary Art
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History—Modern Art—20th
Century : N 6480
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Century—Movements : N6494
M ...
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Contemporary Artists Index
Cleveland Institute of Art
Index to 25,848 artists and 1,306 Catalogs.
(Note: call number...
Contemporary Artists Index
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Over 50,000 international exhibition catalogues
published since the early 1960s.
40,000 books issued...
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Art Full Text / Art Index
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Key Journals
Titles Art Full Text Jstor Academic Search Elite Library Print Subscription
Dates Dates Dates Dates
Afterimag...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Art in the Modern Era
Amy Dempsey.
Entries cover more than
300 movements, stylistic
spin-offs, ...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Artlex
Definitions for more
than 3,600 terms used
in discussing art /
visual culture, along
wit...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
A Companion to Art
Theory
ed. Paul Smith & Carolyn
Wilde.
Survey of art theory in the
context o...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Artspeak: A Guide to
Contemporary Ideas,
Movements, and
Buzzwords, 1945 to the
Present, by Robe...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
More than 115 entries
clearly explain the who,
what, when, and where of art
since 1945. Some en...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Encyclopedia of Jewish
American Artists
Samantha Baskind.
Information on 85 artists from the
19...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Grove Dictionary of Art
ed. Jane Turner.
With 6700 contributors, it
covers all aspects of the
v...
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
Words of Art
ed. Robert Belton.
From the faculty of
Creative and Critical
Studies at the the
Un...
Biographical
Sources
Biographical Sources
Art Now Volume 2
135 artists in A-Z entries,
plus a special section about
gallery representation and
...
Biographical Sources
AskArt
Online database containing
over 155,000 artists.
Biographical information about
American artis...
Biographical Sources
A Biographical
Dictionary of
Women Artists in
Europe and America
Since 1850
by Penny Dunford.
Biograp...
Biographical Sources
Contemporary
American Women
Sculptors ,
by Virginia Watson-Jones.
Entries for over 1,000 artists
incl...
Biographical Sources
Contemporary
Artists ed. Joanne
Cerrito,
3rd ed. International,
Each of the 800+ entries
includes bio...
Biographical Sources
Biographical Sources
Dictionary of
Contemporary
American Artists ,
by Paul Cummings, 6th ed.
Painters, sculptors,
printmak...
Biographical Sources
Frieze Art Fair
Yearbook 2008-09 ,
Short entries for more than
300 emerging and
established internati...
Biographical Sources
Latin American and
Caribbean Artists of
the Modern Era ,
Entries for more than 12,700
painters, sculp...
Biographical Sources
North American
Women Artists of
the Twentieth
Century: A
Biographical
Dictionary ,
ed. Jules Heller.
...
Biographical Sources
St. James Guide to
Black Artists,
Biographical and career
information, as well as brief
critical essa...
Biographical Sources
St. James Guide to
Black Artists,
Biographical and career
information, as well as brief
critical essa...
Biographical Sources
St. James Guide to
Black Artists,
Biographical and career
information, as well as brief
critical essa...
Biographical Sources
Twentieth-Century
Artists on Art: An
Index to Writings,
Statements, and
Interviews by
Artists, Archit...
Biographical Sources
World Artists 1950-
1980
and World Artists 1980-
1990
ed. Claude Marks.
About 312 and 118 (respective...
Websites
Websites
Absolutearts .com
images of 157,166 works and select biographical
information on hundreds of contemporary artists...
Websites
Art in Flux: A Directory of Resources
for Research in Contemporary Art
Cheryl K. Shurtleff, Department of Art,
Bo...
Websites
Art History Resources on the Web: Contemporary Art
Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History,
Sweet Briar College,...
Websites
Artfacts.net
An international gallery guide for modern, contemporary and emerging art.
A searchable database of a...
Websites
Current
Current events art blog, curated by PAFA critic Jody Pinto and
maintained by the PAFA Library.
Major Mode...
Websites
Recommended Blogs for Art Reviews
A list of art review blog links assembled by ArtBib
and hosted by Del.icio.us.
...
Websites
Voice of the Shuttle: Art (Modern and Contemporary)
Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Multidisci...
Websites
Web Directory of Contemporary Art and Artists
Comprehensive web site list of databases, directories and
galleries...
Selected
Museums and
Galleries
Museums and Galleries
Chinati Foundation
Contemporary Art Museum (St.
DIA Center for the Arts
Gagosian Gallery
Guggenheim ...
Museums and Galleries
ICP (International Center of Photo
LACMA (Los Angeles)
MASS MOCA
The Mattress Factory
MOMA (Museum o...
Museums and Galleries
New Museum of Contemporary Ar
P.S.1 MOMA
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
SF MOMA
Walker Art Center
...
Museums and Galleries
London
Tate Modern
Hayward Gallery
Saatchi Gallery and their U
Institute of Contemporary A
Museums and Galleries
Paris
Centre Pompidou
Musee du quai Branly
Musee d'Art moderne de la
Selected
A / V
A / V
Art:21
“Art:21–Art in the
Twenty-First Century” :
PBS series focusing
exclusively on
contemporary visual art
and art...
A / V
Art International Radio
Home of the former Art
Radio WPS1.org, the
Internet radio station of
P.S.1. WPS1 was
discont...
A / V
UbuWeb
A completely
independent resource
dedicated to all strains of
the avant-garde,
ethnopoetics, and
outsider art...
A / V
Google Video
YouTube
Writing The Paper
Writing The Paper
Writing
Writing the Art History Paper –
Online guide from Dartmouth College
Art History Writing Guide –
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Writing The Paper
Evaluation
Evaluating Web Resources
Online guide from Purdue University
Writing The Paper
Chicago Manual of Style
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Turabian
and Chicago Styles Citations
Writing The Paper
Modern Language Association
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MLA Formatting and Style Guide
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  1. 1. Contemporary Art Library Resources
  2. 2. How to Find: Books
  3. 3. Books PAFA Library home page PAFA Library online catalog PAFA Library search tips Catalog of The Academy’s 16,000 volume collection of books, videos and artist files.
  4. 4. Academy Library http://www.library.pafa.
  5. 5. Academy Library Call Numbers History—Modern Art—20th Century : N 6480 History—Modern Art—20th Century—Movements : N6494 M – Individual Artist’s Monographs N – Visual Arts NA – Architecture NB – Sculpture NC – Drawing, Design, Illustration ND – Painting NE – Print Media NK – Decorative Arts TR -- Photography
  6. 6. Books Access Pennsylvania Catalog for over 700 Academic and Special Libraries in the State of Pennsylvania. Approximately 16.8 million titles and 70.9 million items, many of which can be obtained via Inter Library Loan.
  7. 7. Access Pennsylvania
  8. 8. Books TCLC (Tri-State College Library Cooperative) • Walk-in reciprocal borrowing from 47 area college and university libraries. • Must be a student in good standing. • Must have a letter of introduction. • Libraries include: Moore, the Art Institute, Villanova and St. Joseph’s University.
  9. 9. TCLC
  10. 10. Books WorldCat Search the collections of over 10,000 local, national and international libraries.
  11. 11. WorldCat
  12. 12. Books Contemporary Artists Index Cleveland Institute of Art Index to 25,848 artists and 1,306 Catalogs. (Note: call numbers are for CIA’s collection, not PAFA’s. You’ll have to look up titles in PAFA catalog to see if we own them and find our call number.)
  13. 13. Contemporary Artists Index
  14. 14. Books Worldwide Books Over 50,000 international exhibition catalogues published since the early 1960s. 40,000 books issued by American trade and university presses since 1992.
  15. 15. Worldwide Books
  16. 16. How to Find: Articles
  17. 17. Articles Art Full Text / Art Index If off campus, click here Full text, abstracts and indexing of international, peer-selected publications Art Full Text: Full-text coverage of nearly 200 art related journals from 1997 to the present. Art Index: Indexes over 500 art related journals from 1983 to the present.
  18. 18. Art Full Text / Art Index
  19. 19. Articles Academic Search Elite If off campus, click here • Scholarly collection • Journal coverage for most academic areas of study (Language, linguistics, arts, literature, medical sciences, etc. ) • Full text (most in PDF format) for 2,027 scholarly publications (1,581 are peer-reviewed) • Over 100 top scholarly academic journals in PDF back to 1985. • Indexing and abstracts for 3,534 scholarly journals (of those, 2,778 are peer reviewed) with many dating back to 1985.
  20. 20. Academic Search Elite
  21. 21. Articles JStor If off campus, click here The Arts & Sciences III collection includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. There are 150 titles in this collection.
  22. 22. Jstor
  23. 23. Key Journals Titles Art Full Text Jstor Academic Search Elite Library Print Subscription Dates Dates Dates Dates Afterimage 1/1997----on n/a 6/1996----on 1995----on Art Bulletin 3/1995----2/2009 n/a 3/1985----on 3/1974----on Art History n/a n/a 3/1985----on (365 day embargo) n/a Art in America 11/2002----on n/a 11/2002----on 1958----on Art International n/a n/a n/a 2/1970----11/1984 Art Issues 1/1998----11/2001 n/a n/a n/a Art Journal 4/1995----on 1960----2006 3/1985----on 1975----on Art Monthly 12/1996----on n/a 12/2003----on n/a Art Papers 1/1997----on n/a n/a 1993----on Artforum International n/a n/a n/a 1974----on Artnews n/a n/a n/a 1961----on Bomb 11/2000----on n/a n/a 1999----on Burlington Magazine n/a 1948----2004 n/a n/a Flash Art 12/2003----on n/a n/a 3/1980----on Frieze n/a n/a n/a 8/2000----12/2008 Grey Room n/a 2000----2004 n/a n/a New Art Examiner 12/1996----5/2002 n/a n/a 10/1984----5/2002 October 1/1998----7/2003 1976----2004 1/1997----on (365 day embargo) 2000----on Oxford Art Journal 1/2004----3/2008 1978----1999 n/a n/a Parkett n/a n/a n/a 1984----on
  24. 24. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Art in the Modern Era Amy Dempsey. Entries cover more than 300 movements, stylistic spin-offs, and convoluted political and interdisciplinary influences. Each entry cites important collections and key sources for further study. European and North American painting, sculpture, architecture, and design are emphasized, as are installation, performance, sound, video, and Internet art. All major and minor movements are mentioned.
  25. 25. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Artlex Definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.
  26. 26. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries A Companion to Art Theory ed. Paul Smith & Carolyn Wilde. Survey of art theory in the context of Western visual art consists of 41 original essays written by experts in the field. Extensive introduction on the formation of modern art theory. Organized chronologically so that readers can trace developments of visual art theory, including modern conceptions of art and current theoretical preoccupations.
  27. 27. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Artspeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present, by Robert Atkins, 2nd ed. Short, alphabetically arranged essays provide definitions including information about who, when, where, and what. Timeline and illustrations. REF N6490 .A75
  28. 28. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries More than 115 entries clearly explain the who, what, when, and where of art since 1945. Some entries deal with concepts, such as formalism, multiculturalism, and the picture plane; some discuss specific movements, such as Abstract Expressionism and Fluxus; some describe various ways of making art, such as collage, performance, and video.
  29. 29. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Encyclopedia of Jewish American Artists Samantha Baskind. Information on 85 artists from the 19th and 20th centuries ( painters, sculptors, printmakers, video, conceptual, and performance) entries contain a brief biography of the artist, highlights of his or her career, a description of one or more significant images, and a short bibliography and list of selected public collections containing the artist's work. In some cases, the author includes excerpts from recent interviews. A brief reading list and an index complete the work. REF N6538 .J4 B37 2007
  30. 30. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  31. 31. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Grove Dictionary of Art ed. Jane Turner. With 6700 contributors, it covers all aspects of the visual arts in all places at all times, with a weather eye to the contemporary. Includes biographical, geographical, philosophical, and theoretical information, as well as forms and themes, social aspects, and cultural influences. The entries all include useful bibliographies, and a vast array of images. 34 Vols.
  32. 32. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  33. 33. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  34. 34. Encyclopedias/Dictionaries Words of Art ed. Robert Belton. From the faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Glossary of theory and criticism for the visual arts.
  35. 35. Biographical Sources
  36. 36. Biographical Sources Art Now Volume 2 135 artists in A-Z entries, plus a special section about gallery representation and current market prices. Entries include: short biography; exhibition history and bibliographical information; and, images of important recent work. REF N 6490.4 .A37 2005
  37. 37. Biographical Sources AskArt Online database containing over 155,000 artists. Biographical information about American artists as well as book and periodical references, along with International artists' auction records and images. Over 6,000 museums and dealers are also referenced. On campus, users have complete access to information about the artists’ biographies, auction records, financial graphics, magazine ads pre-1998, and images.
  38. 38. Biographical Sources A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America Since 1850 by Penny Dunford. Biographical summaries include impact of personal lives on artistic lives, exhibitions and awards, locations of examples of works, and references. Includes some American artists not yet in other sources.
  39. 39. Biographical Sources Contemporary American Women Sculptors , by Virginia Watson-Jones. Entries for over 1,000 artists include biographical data, exhibitions, public collections, awards, brief bibliography, and artist statement. One illustration per artist. Geographic and media indexes. REF NB236 .W38
  40. 40. Biographical Sources Contemporary Artists ed. Joanne Cerrito, 3rd ed. International, Each of the 800+ entries includes biographical data, a comprehensive list of individual exhibitions, a selection of up to ten important group exhibitions, a list of public collections, primary and secondary bibliographies, and a critical essay. Some statements by artists are included. REF N6489 .C65
  41. 41. Biographical Sources
  42. 42. Biographical Sources Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists , by Paul Cummings, 6th ed. Painters, sculptors, printmakers. Entries include biographical information, exhibitions, collections, commissions, references. Also own the 3rd and 5th eds. (later editions omit some artists found in earlier editions) REF N6536 .C86 1994
  43. 43. Biographical Sources Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2008-09 , Short entries for more than 300 emerging and established international artists. REF N6488 .G7 F75
  44. 44. Biographical Sources Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era , Entries for more than 12,700 painters, sculptors, graphic artists, etc. in Latin America and the Caribbean region active during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries include the artists’ years, countries, bibliographies, brief biographical information, stylistic notes, a record of each artist’s exhibitions, and a list of collections where his or her work can be seen. REF N6502.4 S45 2003
  45. 45. Biographical Sources North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary , ed. Jules Heller. About 1,500 American, Canadian, and Mexican women visual artists born before 1960. Lengthy entries include biographical and artistic summary, and bibliography by and about the artist.
  46. 46. Biographical Sources St. James Guide to Black Artists, Biographical and career information, as well as brief critical essays, on nearly 400 of the most prominent black artists. Each entry includes selected exhibition listings, collections, publications, comments by the artist (when available), and a signed, critical essay by an authority in the field. REF N40 .S78 1997
  47. 47. Biographical Sources St. James Guide to Black Artists, Biographical and career information, as well as brief critical essays, on nearly 400 of the most prominent black artists. Each entry includes selected exhibition listings, collections, publications, comments by the artist (when available), and a signed, critical essay by an authority in the field. REF N40 .S78 1997
  48. 48. Biographical Sources St. James Guide to Black Artists, Biographical and career information, as well as brief critical essays, on nearly 400 of the most prominent black artists. Each entry includes selected exhibition listings, collections, publications, comments by the artist (when available), and a signed, critical essay by an authority in the field. REF N40 .S78 1997
  49. 49. Biographical Sources Twentieth-Century Artists on Art: An Index to Writings, Statements, and Interviews by Artists, Architects, and Designers, by Jack S. Robertson, 2nd ed. Over 27,500 citations to 14,400 artists in over 930 publications. Includes alphabetical bibliography of sources arranged by subject. Main index arranged by artist name. Also own the 1st ed. REF N7452 .R63 1996
  50. 50. Biographical Sources World Artists 1950- 1980 and World Artists 1980- 1990 ed. Claude Marks. About 312 and 118 (respectively) brief biographies of influential artist from around the world. Entries include a list of each subject’s major solo and group exhibitions, a listing of collections of the artist’s work, and a bibliography of critical commentary, including exhibition catalogs. REF N 6489 .M37 1984
  51. 51. Websites
  52. 52. Websites Absolutearts .com images of 157,166 works and select biographical information on hundreds of contemporary artists. Art in Context, Center for Communications (US) Publication and dissemination of information about contemporary artists and where to find their work online since 1995.
  53. 53. Websites Art in Flux: A Directory of Resources for Research in Contemporary Art Cheryl K. Shurtleff, Department of Art, Boise State University, ID. Comprehensive, annotated directory with extraordinary coverage of contemporary art Web sites. The Site Map takes you to a menu featuring Artists; links to international Museums and Galleries; Theory sites; Reference, including dictionaries, methodology, journals, copyright, publishers, auction houses and other links.
  54. 54. Websites Art History Resources on the Web: Contemporary Art Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College, VA. Provides access to contemporary art through metasites such as The WebMuseum, Carol Gerten's Fine Art, etc., as well as direct site links, galleries and museums
  55. 55. Websites Artfacts.net An international gallery guide for modern, contemporary and emerging art. A searchable database of artists, exhibitions and galleries. Artnet Information on artists, galleries and exhibitions. Artexte (Canada) Art documentation center (Montreal, Quebec). Artist-info Information on artists and their exhibitions
  56. 56. Websites Current Current events art blog, curated by PAFA critic Jody Pinto and maintained by the PAFA Library. Major Modern and Contemporary Visual Artists Major modern & contemporary visual artists (up to 7000) represented with their portrait and biography, with images of their work, articles, essays and interviews; original art, limited edition art prints, photography and poster art, paintings, multimedia and artist's books.
  57. 57. Websites Recommended Blogs for Art Reviews A list of art review blog links assembled by ArtBib and hosted by Del.icio.us. Rhizome Includes an archive of over 2000 new media art works as well as numerous artist profiles.
  58. 58. Websites Voice of the Shuttle: Art (Modern and Contemporary) Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara. Multidisciplinary, comprehensive site with pages for Modern and Contemporary artists and works. Good section of Online contemporary art journals. WAAND (Women Artists Archives National Directory) Rutgers University. "... web directory to U.S. archival collections holding primary source materials by and about women visual artists active in the U.S. since 1945"
  59. 59. Websites Web Directory of Contemporary Art and Artists Comprehensive web site list of databases, directories and galleries of Contemporary Art and Artists World Wide Arts Resources Gateway and search engine to arts information and culture on the Web.
  60. 60. Selected Museums and Galleries
  61. 61. Museums and Galleries Chinati Foundation Contemporary Art Museum (St. DIA Center for the Arts Gagosian Gallery Guggenheim Museum Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ICA Boston
  62. 62. Museums and Galleries ICP (International Center of Photo LACMA (Los Angeles) MASS MOCA The Mattress Factory MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) Museum of Contemporary Art (Ch
  63. 63. Museums and Galleries New Museum of Contemporary Ar P.S.1 MOMA Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts SF MOMA Walker Art Center Whitney Museum of American Art
  64. 64. Museums and Galleries London Tate Modern Hayward Gallery Saatchi Gallery and their U Institute of Contemporary A
  65. 65. Museums and Galleries Paris Centre Pompidou Musee du quai Branly Musee d'Art moderne de la
  66. 66. Selected A / V
  67. 67. A / V Art:21 “Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century” : PBS series focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions.
  68. 68. A / V Art International Radio Home of the former Art Radio WPS1.org, the Internet radio station of P.S.1. WPS1 was discontinued on January 1, 2009. The station collected over 2000 hours of art talk, music and cultural programs that were available in a stream and an on- demand archive. AIR is currently rebuilding its Web site, developing new programs, and designing new methods of streaming and delivery. In late January,
  69. 69. A / V UbuWeb A completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. Founded in 1996 as a repository for avant-garde visual, concrete, and sound poetry, UbuWeb has expanded to become a formidable online collection of visual, audio, and written material that is freely available for noncommercial,
  70. 70. A / V Google Video YouTube
  71. 71. Writing The Paper
  72. 72. Writing The Paper Writing Writing the Art History Paper – Online guide from Dartmouth College Art History Writing Guide – Online guide from Wesleyan College
  73. 73. Writing The Paper Evaluation Evaluating Web Resources Online guide from Purdue University
  74. 74. Writing The Paper Chicago Manual of Style The Chicago Manual of Style Online Turabian and Chicago Styles Citations
  75. 75. Writing The Paper Modern Language Association (MLA) Format MLA Formatting and Style Guide
  76. 76. Writing The Paper Plagiarism plagiarism.org CCA Libraries Guide to Plagiarism Dete
  77. 77. Writing The Paper Copyright and Fair Use Information Guide from Stanford University Copyright Crash Course
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