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This guide will help you with your artist research.


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Browsing Contemporary Art

Try browsing (in the Reference, Oversize, and 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

    Browsing Art

    Books in Fine Arts Library are filed using the Library of Congress system which groups books into subject areas. Some of the broad Fine Arts subject areas begin with the following call numbers:

    N - Visual Arts

    NA - Architecture

    NB - Sculpture

    NC - Drawing. Design. Illustration.

    ND - Painting

    NE - Print Media

    NK - Decorative Arts

    NX - Arts in General

    TR - Photography

    TT - Handicrafts. Arts and Crafts.


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