Fine Art

The Fine Art (Visual Art) liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field.  Discipline and course specific research skill instruction can be provided. We also evaluate, purchase and make available teaching and research materials to support this program including books, journals and exhibition catalogues in print and/or electronic format, and databases, multimedia and streaming resources.   

Here are key starting points for your research in Fine Art (Visual Art).    

Art Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1984 - present

Index to scholarly journal articles on art and related disciplines. Emphasis is on Western art.

Art Index Retrospective

Publication coverage: 1929 - 1984

Index to scholarly art journals and other materials published prior to 1985.

ARTbibliographies Modern

Publication coverage: 1974 - present

Indexes writing and research on all forms of modern and contemporary art.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

Publication coverage: 1973 to 2007

Comprehensive index to European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Abstracts books, articles, conference proceedings, essays, dissertations, exhibition and dealers’ catalogues. Covers painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, architecture, crafts, decorative, applied, graphic, folk and popular arts. Citations with abstracts
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Union Gallery Exhibition: Print Pulse

Print Pulse 30: National Undergraduate Print Exhibition opens this month in the Main Space at Union Gallery, featuring artwork by fine art undergraduates from 13 universities across 5 provinces.

Coping & Care
Union Gallery Exhibition: Coping and Care

Heather Leier
Project Room
November 9–December 11, 2021
Curatorial Assistant: Alexander Rondeau

Workshop: November 6, 2–3:30pm
Opening Reception: November 9, 7:30–9:30pm

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