Visual Resources Center

Services

  • Scanning of film and print materials
  • Image cataloging and embedding metadata
  • Shared Shelf database management
  • Image organization in ARTstor for a class or presentation
  • Research assistance for projects and papers

We are always willing to take on special projects - Stop by to ask about additional services!

Resources

The Visual Resource Center has three types of physical collections inside our location on the third floor of the Creative Arts Center.

Books

We have over 700 volumes in the collection.  Check out our online catalog on the LibraryThing website.  Books can be checked out for two weeks at a time and can be renewed.  Please visit during our open hours or search the online catalog and send an email with the titles of the books you would like to check out.  After hours pick-up arrangements can be made upon request.  Current textbooks can only be used inside the VRC.


Journals

Journals - Current and past journal issues available (PDF)  Journals can be checked out for two weeks at a time and renewed if needed.  Please visit during our open hours or check Curator's Corner to see the newest titles.  After hours pick-up arrangements can be made by emailing the curator.


Journal Spotlight

art in print first issues.jpgThe first issues of our newest journal are in!!!

We are now subscribing to Art in Print.  This by-monthly magazine contains articles and high quality reproductions.  The coverage seems to cover the breadth of history with contemporary artists featured next to Renaissance works.  As always, you can check any issue out for 2 weeks at a time.  Stop by the VRC today!

Slides and Slide Equipment

Slides - 35mm slides, slide projectors, and slide carousels can be checked out for 48 hours.  Please contact the curator in advance for slide or equipment check out.  Students and non-art faculty will need to print out and bring along the Check Out Form availible in pdf format under Files for Download below.

Art on the Web

Check out the VRC Delicious page for links to web resources and news articles about art-related topics!

Please forward any cool articles or pages you find to the curator.  We are more than happy to add them to the list!

Links

Files for Download

Curator's Corner

Check the Curator's Corner for frequent updates on collection development and interesting Art news. If you would like to make a submission, email the curator at shannon.michalak@wright.edu.

Nov 6, 2014

The Visual Resource Center will be closed on November 10th and 11th.  We will reopen on Wednesday, 11/12. 

If you are planning ahead, we are also going to be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday 11/26 and 11/27.  We will reopen December 1st.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the curator at shannon.michalak@wright.edu.

 

Oct 28, 2014

art in print first issues.jpgThe first issues of our newest journal are in!!!

We are now subscribing to Art in Print.  This by-monthly magazine contains articles and high quality reproductions.  The coverage seems to cover the breadth of history with contemporary artists featured next to Renaissance works.  As always, you can check any issue out for 2 weeks at a time.  Stop by the VRC today!

Oct 28, 2014

2014 10 new books.jpgWe have added new books to the VRC collection!!!   Pictured are books on Sol Tanne (painter), W. Eugene Smith (photographer), Impressionist Still Life (painting), and Kenneth Noland (painter).  Not pictured is a book on Devotional Prints in Germany and the Netherlands and a Swann sale catalog of prints by 20th century artists including Picasso and Matisse.

Stop by to check out these and any of our other books or journals.  All books and journals in the circulating collection can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time.  Stop by during my open hours or take a look at our online LibraryThing catalog.

Sep 24, 2014

I apologize if you have come to the website recently looking for the Book Spotlight with the widget from LibraryThing.  I evidently broke the website by accidentally putting the newest Journal spotlight node number inside the Book Spotlight where the widget lives.  Epic Drupal Fail!   Oh well, I finally realized my mistake and after much looking found the correct node number (it's 15532, if you were wondering) to put the widget back where it belongs.  Whew!  I didn't want to have to call Jesse Gifford and tell him I broke the lovely widget he made for me.  :-)

If you notice anything else amiss, please let me know!  If you need any help with research projects or need to schedule a make up test, be sure to stop by or end me an email.

Sep 24, 2014

cover of Modern PaintersThe September issue of Modern Painters is here.  Stop by to check this and the rest of our print materials out!  As the weather starts to cool, curl up with some "hot off the press" reading!

Sep 4, 2014

amaranth.jpgJust wanted to share a view of the amaranth growing in my garden.  The seeds and leaves are edible - this variety happens to be a beautiful burgundy color and some of the plants are almost 8 feet tall!!

Sep 4, 2014

ainam 2014 sept.jpgThe September issue of Art in America has arrived.  This issue features a cover by Oscar Tuazon and articles on Christina Mackie, Stephen Willat, the French group Supports/Surfaces, Gina Beavers, David Horvitz, Michaela Meise, and Lily Van Der Stokker.  Stop by today to check it out.

Aug 19, 2014

photo of book coversTwo new books have been added to the Visual Resource Center collection.  Check them out today by stopping by the VRC!

Aug 18, 2014

We will be having an open house in the Visual Resource Center on August 25th and 26th from 9am-4pm.  Stop by A326B Creative Arts Center!

Open House Flyer

Aug 6, 2014

While no flow chart can completely explain the complexity of copyright laws in the U.S. (don't even get me started on International copyright law), this one does a fairly good job of explaining the basics.  If you have more questions, feel free to stop by - we can discuss copyright over a cup of coffee!  Of course, I am not a lawyer, but copyright and fair use is a work-related hobby for me.  ;-)

Can I Use that Picture?

 

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A 326 Creative Arts Center
MondayThursday, 9 a.m.2 p.m.
Contact the Visual Resources Curator, Shannon Michalak at shannon.michalak@wright.edu for questions and after hours appointments.