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A guide to print and electronic resources available at The New School Libraries and Archives.

Research a Work of Art

First, identify keywords that can be used to search for material. Please note that most information will be found using the keywords below, not the artwork title.


  • Artist
  • Country, Culture, or Religion
  • Medium: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Installation, Photograph, Video

Search the library catalog for monographs, exhibition catalogs, and theoretical writings on or by the artist.

See our list of Art databases.

Identify if the work of art is in a museum collection. Search the museum website for information about the artist and work of art.  

Web Resources

Free Online Resources for Art History

Artist Residencies