Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resource Center is CLOSED for the summer due to construction in the Creative Arts Center.  Please contact the curator by email with questions or requests.  She will still be working but will not have an office location on campus.


  • 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!


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


We have over 800 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 - 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

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 Zotero group 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!


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

May 9, 2016

VRC PartyI am sorry to report that the Visual Resource Center will be closed for the summer due to construction in the Creative Arts Center.  Feel free to contact me by email if you have questions or requests.  While you can not access the VRC collection, remember that the Dunbar Library has many books and some journals about art.  Please take the time to take a look at their collections.  If you still can't find what you want, use OhioLink to find materials at any university in the state!

I will post here when the VRC has reopened.  Have a great summer and see you in the Fall!

~Shannon, the Curator

Feb 8, 2016

heart.jpgThe Visual Resource Center will have limited hours for Monday, February 15th, 2016.  We will only be open from 2:30pm to 5pm.  Thanks for your understanding.  Please feel free to email the curator with questions or concerns.

Feb 1, 2016

spring tree snow.jpgThe Visual Resource Center will be open the following times during the week of February 1 - 5.

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 1:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm

Wednesday: 9am - 4:30pm

Thursday: 9am - 11am, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, 2pm - 4:30pm

Friday: 2:30pm - 5pm

Thank you for your understanding.  If you have an questions, please feel free to contact the curator at

Jan 4, 2016

new mags 1 4 2016.jpgHappy New Year!  Welcome back for Spring Semester.  The VRC is open today (1/4/2015) and will be open our regular hours this week.  Classes start on January 11th and we will be open Monday - Thursday 9am - 2pm that week.  Starting on Tuesday, January 19th we will be expanding our hours for the rest of Spring Semester.  The VRC will be open from 9am - 5pm Monday through Thursday and 2pm - 5pm on Fridays.  Be sure to check this blog in case the schedule changes because of vacations or emergencies.

Please stop by to look at our books and magazines.  We have received two large book donations which are now on the shelves and ready to be read.  We are also continuing to receive new magazines like the issues of Professional Artist and New American Paintings you can see here.

I hope to see you in the VRC soon! 

~Shannon, the Curator

Dec 15, 2015

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The Visual Resource Center will be closed from December 18th, 2015 through January 3rd, 2016.  We will reopen on January 4th at 9am.  Spring Semester classes start on January 11th, 2016.

I hope everyone has a wonderful break between semesters.  While we probably won't have any snow for Christmas this year, we can still enjoy time with family and friends.

As always, I am reachable by email even during breaks.  Just contact me at and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

Happy Holidays!                                        ~  Shannon, the Curator

Nov 10, 2015

I hope everyone is having a good semester.  The leaves are almost gone from the trees outside the VRC, but we still have pleny of reading materials available for anyone who would like to cosy up with a good book.  So that you can plan your browsing, the VRC will be closed on 11/11 for Veteran's Day and also 11/12.  We will reopen on Monday, 11/16. 

If you are looking ahead for last minute research help or to schedule a make up exam, the VRC will also be closed from 11/25-11/26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, November 30th.  Thanks!  ~ Shannon the Curator

Aug 24, 2015

Fall LeavesWelcome back to Wright State for Fall 2015.  I have been busy in the Visual Resource Center this summer adding new images to our collections for fall courses.  I have also begun a collaboration with Tess Cortes in the Stein Galleries which will provide more access to our gallery collections via Shared Shelf/ARTstor.  This is an exciting new project and I will have details later.

As always, feel free to stop by to browse our magazines or books, or just to look out the window at the changing trees.  We also have a student computer station if you need a place to access library or VRC resources or bring your laptop and charge your computer while using our wi-fi.  As always, our hours at 9am-2pm, Monday through Thursday or by appointment.

I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

~Shannon Michalak, Visual Resource Curator, A326 Creative Arts Center

May 5, 2015

design for lifeAt right is a picture of one of our newest books Design for Life by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.  We also received four Swann auction catalogs.  One is on contemporary art including several Andy Warhol pieces.  The other three are primarly focused on prints with some drawings.  Stop by to check them out today.  The Visual Resource Center will continue to be open Monday-Thursday, 9am - 2pm.  If you are planning on visiting from off-campus, you may want to call or email ahead to make sure the office will be open.  We are much more likely to be closed for vacations during the summer.

Apr 15, 2015

Free books available in the VRC.  These materials are from a donation and do not fit in our collection.  Materials include popular art magazines, art education books, art books, and how-to guides.  Please stop by the VRC during open hours through the end of the semester to pick anything up.  After exam week the remaining materials will be recycled.  Thanks!  ~Shannon

Feb 23, 2015

checked out image.jpgYou can see if a book is already checked out before coming to the VRC.  The Lending column in the catalog will show when a book was checked out and when it is due.  Don't worry, you name is only visible to the curator not other students.  You can also use this column to see if a book you have checked out is overdue.  Just search or browse for the book in the catalog and check the Lending column!



A 326 Creative Arts Center
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Spring (1/19 - 4/23/2016): Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact the Visual Resources Curator, Shannon Michalak at for questions and after hours appointments.