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UMass Amherst Libraries

History of Art and Architecture

Guide for research in Art History

Museum Publications

Many museum websites have good databases, including images and bibliographies for the majority of artworks (such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Other museum websites are lacking! (Sorry, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.) If the website doesn't include an entry for the artwork you are researching, check for a Publications section of the site; you may find that the museum has published a book or journal article about it. We have access to many museum journals or bulletins that document works of art as they are collected. If you find references to museum publications, chances are we can find the articles you need. Ask Annie if you need help!

American Art

Following is a list of print and web sources that are useful for the study of American art. Special thank you to Nancy Noble for compiling these resources.