VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Contemporary Art

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.

Browsing Contemporary Art Books

Try browsing the N500's to N6000's in

​Reference (1st floor)
General Collection (3rd floor) &
Oversized section (4th floor)

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

Google Books

Google Book Search

Featured Contemporary Art Books

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How to Find Ebooks

To find ebooks in VCU Libraries collections:

  1. Go to the homepage of the library website, library.vcu.edu
     
  2. Type your search into the yellow bar and click Search.

     
  3. On the right-hand side of your results page, filter by Material Type (Books) and Show Only (Access Online). 
    You may also want to filter by Publication Date.
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  4. View ebooks available to you through VCU Libraries across various platforms. 

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.