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Art and Visual Culture

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


This research guide is for students researching art and visual culture.  Explore the Reference, Books, Periodicals, Articles and Databases, and Images tabs to learn more about library resources in these formats. 

For a short research paper, check out the resources recommended on the Assignments page.

Free Online Sources for Art Info

There are also free resources on the web:

Free Online Resources for Art History

1. Smarthistory
2. Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
3. National Emergency Library at the Internet Archive assorted titles
5. Art History Teaching Resource (AHTR)
6. Possible continued access to Stokstad via VitalSource or Red Shelf


The New School Special Collections has artists books, photobooks, and  other rare and special format items that are available to view by appointment.

View a selection of artists books on our Flickr page.

We also have most issues of Visionaire magazine.

Appointments are generally in the Archives and Special Collections room at 66 Fifth Avenue, lobby.

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