Digital Collections related to Visual Arts

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Art & Artist Files in the Smithsonian Libraries' Collections

The Smithsonian Libraries' Art and Artist Files are an exceptionally valuable resource for art historical research done on emerging regional and local artists and often are the only obtainable sources of information on those artists. Spread over seven branches, the art and artist files contain information on artists and art collectives, galleries, and museums from around the world, but primarily from North America and Africa.

Artists' Books Collection

Artists' Books

Artists’ books exist at the intersections of printmaking, photography, poetry, experimental narrative, visual arts, graphic design, and publishing. They have made a place for themselves in the collections of museums, libraries, and private collectors. They have caught the interest of art historians and critics writing about art, and there are numerous studio programs in art schools dedicated to the art of the book, ushering in new generations of artists making books.

Hirshhorn Museum Library Audio Archive

Hirshhorn Museum Library Audio Archive

The Hirshhorn Museum Library's Audio Archive is a repository of 306 digital audio files reformatted from audio cassettes ranging in date from 1969 to 2004 containing event recordings and interviews dating back to the founding days of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Modern African Art-  A Basic Reading List

Modern African Art: A Basic Reading List

Modern African Art: A Basic Reading List" is an Internet version of a bibliography that was originally compiled in 1990 and is being updated continually. This reading list is intended to dispel the notion that nothing has been published on modern African art. It consists primarily of books and exhibition catalogs.

Monographs on African Artists- An Annotated Bibliography

Monographs on African Artists: An Annotated Bibliography

This bibliography is limited to substantive monographs and exhibition catalogs about 20th-21st century African artists. Focusing on a single artist, these texts are usually written by a scholar or critic who has conducted art historical research on the artist and/or who has gathered for publication a wide range of images of the artist's work. It also includes autobiographical writings by artists.