Use the following resources
to find images on the Web
- ARTstor - ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. For WSU student and faculty use only.
- Google Image Search
- Use this popular search engine to find publicly available Web
images on any subject.
- Corbis - Large collection
of popular/commercial photographic images.
- Artcyclopedia - online
directory of museum art on the Web. More traditional, may
be less useful. Retrieve a list of links to photographs of artists
works at museums worldwide - http://artcyclopedia.com/.
- Medium (e.g. sculptors)
- Name, alphabetically
Here are some WWW sites
to get you started. Most of these will take you to other links,
so explore! Use the Yahoo and
to find appropriate catagories for selected lists of sites on
artists, museums, art mediums, styles, periods, etc.
Public Art Sites
for the Arts: Public Art Network - Americans for the Arts'
Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the
broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the expanding
field of public art. More than 300 public art programs exist in
the United States at both the state and local level. PAN connects
the field by stimulating dialogue, discussing critical issues,
and providing information through the website and the PAN listserv.
- The Artists.org -
lists major modern and contemporary visual artists.Provides for
each artist a portrait, brief biography, links to articles,
essays and interviews; original art, limited edition artprints,
photography and posters, multimedia and artist's books. Artists
are listed alphabetically and by discipline
Resources Network: Public Art Websites - excellent site from
the City of Seattle
- Art Public
Web Guide - links to web sites on public art around the world
Of Seattle: Office of Arts and Culture: Public Art - One percent
of City capital improvement project funds are set aside for the
public art commissions.
Directory: Public Art - long list of public art links and
- International Directory
of Sculpture Parks - not comprehensive, but many good and
interesting links to world wide pieces of public art
- Public Art on the Net
- Public Art Resource
Links - Frome Phoenix, links to public art offices in every
state. Also links to national organizations, and programs outside
- Public Art Research Archive
- Don't miss the long list of Web
Links. Excellent site subdivided by articles, discussions,
artists, locations, temporary pieces, web based pieces, awards,
- Public Art Fund
- A non-profit arts organization that presents the work of contemporary
artists in New York's public spaces.
Art in LA - This site documents public art works, sculptural
works, mosaics, and murals, in the downtown area.
- Sculpture: International
Sculpture Center - The International Sculpture Center (ISC)
considers itself THE source of information on contemporary sculpture.
This site contains selected articles and archived table of contents
of Sculpture Magazine back to 1996/7. One of their major projects
is the expansion of ISC's
Sculpture Parks and Gardens Directory.
and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)- a nonprofit
arts organization based in Venice, California, that organizes
art projects city-wide and is committed to socially responsible
art. Notes that the organization focuses on youth involvement.
Highlights exhibitions hosted by SPARC.
- Google - search using the following terms in Google:
- public art call for proposals
- call for public art
- call to artists
- rfp public art
- public art proposals
- percent for art
- National Public
Art Opportunities - excellent list of links from Phoenix
Art Call for Proposals
- Utah Arts
Council - Public Art Opportunities - see national public art
opportunities listed from this page
- subscription source for income and exhibition opportunities,
$14.00 for 30 day trial subscription. Includes art in public places
- Don't to forget to check the back of Sculpture magazine (latest
issue, main level, south side NB1.S437 )
Visual Arts Sites
Selected Museum Sites
To find articles on
your topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical
indexes. Each database usually covers a group of subject related
journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
- Art Full Text
- Abstracts from 1994, full text from 1997 covering: Archaeology,
Architecture, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative
Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design,
Interior Design, Landscape, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western
Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles,
and Video. For home or off
campus access please use your WSU Login.
- Use the print Art Index to find articles published
from 1929 to 1994 -Reference,1st Floor North, Call number N1.A7846
Education Databases - Use this database to search several
education databases at one time. For articles and other types
of information on arts education issues. Articles and citations
from hundreds of educational journals and related documents. Selected
- Arts & Humanities
Search - Citations from many of the world's leading arts and
humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates weekly.
- Academic Search
Premier - Provides some full text articles in over a thousand
magazines and journals
- Academic Universe
(Lexis/Nexis) - Full-text coverage of many newspapers
from across the US and around the world.
Browsing Current Periodicals
Current magazines and
journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the
"N" section on the Main level. Bound volumes of older
issues are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks. Selected
|Art in America
|Public Art Review
- Public art online newletter, art-public.com publishes regularly
a newsletter addressed to the professionals in the field of art,
architecture and urban design.
- Sculpture Magazine -
some full text articles available in archives
- Remember to use article
databases to find many full text articles online
Use the WSU Stewart
to find location and availability of books and other media in
Stewart Library. Use World
Cat for listings of exhibition catalogs, books and media in
many other library catalogs. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
- Books on the visual arts are generally located within
the call number N in the Reference and General Collections on
level two. A few public art books can be found in N8845
call number area. Books on sculpture are in the NB call number
- Books on metal working, carving and the technology relating
to art are located in the T's in the Reference and General Collections
on level two. Information relating to public art may also
be found in information on historic preservation or community
planning and development
in Catalogs and Databases
Using keywords of your
choosing or Library of Congress Subject Headings, it may
be helpful to search by:
- artist's name: Mary Miss, Kristin Jones/Andrew Ginzel, Seyed
- artistic style: performance, installation etc.
- time period: contemporary, modern, sculpture -- 20th century
- artistic medium: sculpture, mural, ceramic sculpture, etc.
- nationality: earth art, german; video art, Korea, installation,
- movement: earthworks, land art, surrealism , etc.
- issues: site specific, community development, historic preservation,
public space, art in public places, rfp's (requests for proposals),
call for proposals
Also note: Exhibition
Catalogs are often cataloged by artist, subject, and museum or
gallery and Museum Catalogs are usually cataloged by the name
of the museum.
Order books online
from Amazon Books, Barnes and Noble or Yahoo Books
Page. Also use Books
in Print for book sources and some book reviews as needed.
If we do not own a particular
book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another
library through Interlibrary