Visual Resources Center
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 202
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Laura Grace, Visual Resources Curator
The Visual Resources Collection provides access to a teaching collection of approximately 90,000 slides, a growing number of digital images, and related information resources created to support the UALR Art Department faculty and students. Assistance with classroom presentations and the digital image databases is available to faculty and students by contacting the VRC to arrange an appointment.
Madison Digital Image Database (MDID)
MDID is a password protected on-line digital image archive of over 9,500 images tailored to the curriculum of the UALR Art Department. For copyright reasons, with an emphasis on images that are not readily available in a digital format, access is limited to current faculty and students.
ARTstor is a subscription-based digital image resource with over 1,000,000 images and offering a variety of features useful for teaching support.
This collection has been 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 contains a small collection of art books and periodicals. Books and articles, relating to specific courses, are also kept on reserve each semester. 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):