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Performance Art

Performance Art Search Tips

Research Tip: Search for performance art and related styles, movements, and modes 
with some of the following terms in VCUL Search and library databases:

  • Add 'performance' as a second term to artists and art movements (e.g. Cindy Sherman AND performance)
  • Create a search phrase with "performance art*" in quotes and with * for alternate endings and plurals (e.g. art, arts, artist, etc.)
  • Use synonyms and alternative categories e.g. happenings, installations, interactive art, participatory art, events, video art
  • Search for a specific movement: e.g. Fluxus, Dada, Surrealism.
  • Search for specific artists: e.g. Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Dan Graham, Yoko Ono, etc.

Featured Resource - Oxford Art Online

Resources Beyond VCU Libraries

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