Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resources Center is a resource for students (majors and minors) and facutly 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? Ask Nicole and/or check out Univeristy Libraries' Library Guide for Art .  

Monday -Friday  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Second Floor of the Art and Journalism Building, AJ 212

Questions? Contact Nicole Cardassilaris

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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