Collections

Pamphlets

This vertical-file collection in the Art Library reading room holds approximately 50,000 pamphlets on all art subjects, including many exhibition catalogs and also some clippings. They are arranged by subject (e.g., Art Deco; Textiles) or artist's last name (e.g., Rubens, Warhol). All pamphlets may be borrowed at Art service desk. Like books and pictures, they are checked out for three weeks to students and may be renewed once. There is no limit on the number of items that each patron may take out at a time.
Click here to see where pamphlets can be found in the Art Library.

Pictures

Approximately 60,000 mounted reproductions of artworks are arranged by medium in vertical files in the Art Library reading room.

Pictures are filed A-Z by MEDIUM (e.g., Painting), then subdivided by COUNTRY (e.g., United States), or CIVILIZATION, then by CENTURY (e.g., 20th century), and then, if applicable, by ARTIST (e.g., Hopper).

To locate an artist, look in the wooden drawers on top of cabinet (1-4, labeled PICTURE COLLECTION - ARTISTS) under the artist's last name.

Examples:
A painting by Vincent van Gogh will be found under:
PAINTING – DUTCH – 19TH CENTURY – GOGH, VINCENT VAN
A picture of the Colosseum in Rome will be found under:
ARCHITECTURE – ROMAN – ITALY
Pictures of famous people will be found under:
PORTRAITS

To locate a particular type of artwork, look in drawers 5-6 on top of cabinet (labeled PICTURE COLLECTION - SUBJECT HEADINGS). The subject heading will direct you to the appropriate MEDIUM or category of ARTWORK.

Examples:
African masks from Mali will be found under:
MASKS – AFRICA – MALI
A stained glass window from Chartres Cathedral will be found under:              
GLASS, STAINED – FRANCE

All pictures may be borrowed at Art service desk. Like books and pamphlets, they are checked out for three weeks to students and may be renewed once. There is no limit on the number of items that each patron may take out at a time.
Click here to see where pictures can be found in the Art Library.

Slides
The small, inactive slide collection holds approximately 15,000 slides arranged by medium. Included is a set of slides correlated to H. W. Janson, History of Art. All may be borrowed at Art service desk. 
Ask for assistance at Art service desk to allow access.

Microforms
Art microfiche, microfilm and microcards are available through the Rosenthal Library Multimedia Commons on Level 1. They include back issues of periodicals, doctoral dissertations, exhibition catalogs and documentation (such as the Venice Biennale of 1895-1978 and various gallery and exhibition catalogs of the 20th century), images collections (such as medieval manuscript illumination), library catalogs, art historical and theoretical treatises, and other miscellaneous items. All microform materials are indicated by an MF or MC ahead of the call number.

Special Collections

 
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Library Hours

Monday – Thursday
9 AM – 8 PM
Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday
11 AM – 6 PM
Closed all major holidays.
Hours vary around holiday breaks.

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Contact
Rosenthal Library
Level Six
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
917.997.3770 // tel
718.997.3536 // fax

artlibrary@qc.cuny.edu

 
 
..Queens College Art Library, 2010.