VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Contemporary Art

Guggenheim Museum Publications

Art Browsery

Look. Learn. Create.
Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.

Google Books

Browsing Contemporary Art

Try browsing (in the Reference, Oversize, and Cabell Stacks sections) the N500's to N6000's
This area includes:

  • Major biennial/triennial exhibition catalogs
    e.g. Whitney Biennial, Documenta, Venice Biennial (Biennale di Venezia), Carnegie International…
  • Contemporary or modern art history surveys
  • Subject-specific surveys
  • Selected major gallery or museum catalogs

Interlibrary Loan

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.

Theses and Dissertations

Dissertations may be useful sources for researching the state of the field and the bibliographies can often provide
a wealth of new sources.