Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resources Center is a resource for students and faculty in the School of Art.

Available for use:

  • Slides – Subjects available: art through the ages (Prehistoric thru Modern, including non-Western cultures)

  • Periodicals – Holdings include some current and past issues: American Art Review, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Flash Art, Metalsmith, Modern Painters, Printmaking Today, Print Quarterly, Sculpture, The Art Newspaper, Journal of the Print World

  • Videos - Over 100 titles that look at specific artists, movements in art, and the world of art in general. Access the catalogue of DVDs and VHS tapes -- VRC Audiovisual Catalogue 

  • Maya and Gnomon Tutorial Software – “How-to” animation software – over 20 discs

  • Reference Materials – Text resources like: Grove’s Dictionary of Art; History of Art by Janson, Gardner, Stokstad, Gilbert; art theory, criticism; museum and gallery exhibition catalogues and MORE!!!

  • Technology – A computer for research purposes, video/DVD units for viewing or previewing, light tables, slide sorters and a slide scanner for viewing and/or manipulating slides.

  • Digital Images--Access the Art History Images collection in the Bracken Library Digital Media Repository.

  • Need help with research? Check out University Libraries' Library Guide for Art .  

Monday - Friday,  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Second Floor of the Art and Journalism Building, AJ 212

School of Art
Art and Journalism Building (AJ) Room 401
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5838
Fax: 765-285-5275
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