Visual Resources Center

Laura Grace, Visual Resources Curator
(501) 569-8976 • lmgrace@ualr.edu

Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 251E
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Visual Resources Center provides access to a continuously expanding teaching collection of digital images and related resources created to support the UALR Art Department faculty and students. The teaching and research materials accessed by faculty and students are to be used for educational, nonprofit use only. The VRC abides by the Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Act and also follows the Image Collection Guidelines produced by the Visual Resources Association.

Digital Images

Madison Digital Image Database (MDID)
MDID is a password protected on-line digital image database of approximately 15,000 images tailored to the curriculum of the UALR Art Department. Copyright restrictions limit MDID access to current Art Department faculty and students. Assistance with the database is available by appointment.


ARTstor is a subscription-based digital image resource with over 1,000,000 images and offering a variety of features useful for teaching support.

DVD/VHS Collection

The DVD/VHS collection is selected by the Art Department faculty in support of course content in art history and studio art. Contact the VRC for a complete listing.

Books and Periodicals

The VRC maintains a select collection of art books and periodicals. Contact the VRC for a complete listing.

General Websites for Art History

“Art History on the Web,” maintained by Chris Witcombe, Professor of Art History at Sweetbriar College, is an extensive list of links

“The Mother of all Art History Link Pages,” in a word, huge

Getty Research Institute for the History of Art

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies:

Galleries and Museums

Arkansas Art Center and Decorative Arts Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Check out the “Time Line” that the Metropolitan has developed for objects in their collection

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Louvre, Paris (English version)