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Art & Architectural History

Guide to resources in art and architectural history.

Art History Reference Books

Below are just some of the many useful encyclopedias and general art books that you can find in the Reference section or the Fine Arts Collection of the Bartle Library. These books provide an overview of artworks, artists, art movements, and authoritative bibliographies on many art historical topics.

Online Reference

Finding Books

Art & Art History Organizations

Get involved with Professional Organizations in your field or interest group. Receive information on conferences, funding, fellowships, and events on the local and national level.

Art History + Museum Professionals:

CAA - College Art Association

AAH - Association of Art Historians

SAH - Society of Architectural Historians

ICMA - International Center of Medieval Art

ICOM - International Council of Museums

ARLIS - Art Libraries Society of North America

Artist Organizations + Arts Advocacy Groups:

NEA - National Endowment for the Arts

NYFA - New York Foundation for the Arts

NYSCA - New York State Council on the Arts

AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts