Use the following sources to locate secondary sources (scholarly & popular) on contemporary art.
Top Databases for Visual Arts
Lely, Peter (1618-1680). Portrait of Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth (detail). 1671-1674. Oil on canvas. 125.1 × 101.6 cm (49 1/4 × 40 in.). England. From: The J. Paul Getty Museum, https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/ (accessed January 27, 2020).
What is a database? When we talk about databases, what we are referring to are specialized search tools that contain a subject or discipline-specific collection of published materials like books, articles, images, video, and/or audio. There are many databases available to Brock University students. Below you will find a short list of suggested databases to explore in the Visual Arts.
Looking for a Place to Start? Explore These.
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Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Panza Collection, Guggenheim
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York
Saatchi Gallery, London
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Modern, London
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Anonymous. Namban (Southern Barbarians). Mamoyama period, late 16th century. Pair of screens. 152.4 x 363.8 cm. (each screen). The Art Institute of Chicago, Robert Endowment Fund, Illinois, USA. From: ARTstor Digital Library, https://www.artstor.org/ (accessed January 27, 2020).
Our subscription to ARTstor gives you access to over 2.5+ million high quality images from leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists. Please note: in order to download images for use, you will need to create a free account (use your Brock email address).
Take a tour and check out this tutorial for the basics of how to use ARTstor.
This video is a brief introduction to the database:
For the research paper, Dr. Knight will accept MLA or Chicago Style.
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