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ART 333 - Contemporary Art History

A study, within the context of social, cultural, and political developments, of important themes and topics in the visual arts from the 1960's to the present.

Online Periodicals

These are a sample of journals that can be accessed through our databases.  See the One Search box above for the search options, or use the A to Z list to find a specific journal.

  • C: International Contemporary Art
  • Nka : Journal of Contemporary African Art
  • Palinsesti : Contemporary Italian Art On-line Journal
  • Parachute: Contemporary Art Magazine
  • American Artist
  • Art Bulletin
  • Art in America
  • Flash Art
  • Goya
  • Oxford Art Journal
  • Public Art Review
  • Visual Arts Research
  • Visual Culture in Britain



Credo Reference- Art search box

This box will search all of your Credo Reference "Art" titles.

Browsing the shelves

An interesting way to look for what you need is through browsing the shelves.  Once you get a call number for a possible source, go to the shelves and look at the materials around that source.  You can also browse using these call numbers:

Subclass N Visual Arts
N1 - (9211) Visual Arts

N1 - 58

N61 - 72 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the Visual Arts
N81 - 390 Study and teaching. Research
N400 - 3990 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N4390 - 5098 Exhibitions
N5198 - 5299 Private Collections and collectors
N5300 - 7418 History*
N7420 - 7525.8 General Works
N7560 - 8266 Special subjects of art
N83508 - 8356 Art as a profession. Artists
N8510 - 8553 Art studios, materials, etc.
N8554 - 8585 Examination and conservation of works of art
N8600 - 8675 Economics of art
N8700 - 9165 Art and the state. Public art
NA Architecture
NB Sculpture
NC Drawing, Design, Illustration
ND Painting
NE Print Media
NK Decorative Arts
NX Arts in General
T Technology
TR Photography

*It appears that the contemporary history starts at N6400.
Feel free to reference the complete list of Fine Arts classifications.

Current Periodicals

The most recent print issues of select ART & DESIGN journals and magazines are available for browsing in the Thrift Library.  They are located on the first floor.

Many older issues can be access electronically.  Please ask if you would like assistance with any of these resources.


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