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

april magazines.jpgApril magazine issues are springing up like the flowers!  Stop by today to check one out.  The new Modern Painters has an interview with Judy Chicago.  And who can resist a cat?  The cover photographer for Art in America couldn't!

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.

Apr 15, 2014

Alfred Stieglitz biography coverWe have added a new book to the Visual Resource Center collection.  Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography by Richard Whelan is now available.  Please check out the catalog record for more information or come in and check out the book today!

Apr 15, 2014

Spring has come to Ohio!  As the old saying goes "if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes".  The "spring" picture is from Saturday, while the "snow" picture is from this morning.  My magnolia tree is beautiful, no matter what nature throws at her!

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     Happy Spring, Southwest Ohio!

 

 

Apr 8, 2014

april magazines.jpgApril magazine issues are springing up like the flowers!  Stop by today to check one out.  The new Modern Painters has an interview with Judy Chicago.  And who can resist a cat?  The cover photographer for Art in America couldn't!

Mar 17, 2014

Milwaukee Museum of ArtI have returned from a wonderful visit to the Visual Resources Association 2014 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I attended several great sessions and a workshop on embedded metadata.  I also spoke at the Shared Shelf Users Group meeting about "Just-in-Time Cataloging".  I was really nervous, but the talk went well!  I did have just enough time to stop briefly by the Milwaukee Art Museum where I took this picture of the amazing building with "wings" that open and close.  Unfortunately, the wings were closed when I was there.  In the background, you can see Lake Michigan and the rising moon.  I am actually standing on the pedestrian bridge that leads to the museum.  Sorry I don't have a better angle - it was really cold and windy that day and I had to snap this shot quickly!

Mar 17, 2014

cover of New American PaintingsWe have several new March issues that have arrived in the Visual Resource Center, including New American Paintings.  Stop by today to check them out!

Feb 11, 2014

The Visual Resource Center will be closed on Monday, February 17th, 2014 so I can continue my recovery.  The VRC will reopen at 9am on 2/18.  Email with questions at shannon.michalak@wright.edu.  I promise to check email even while I am resting up!   ~Shannon

Feb 4, 2014

HWRIGHT__1172_7968748.jpgBe careful out there tonight, everyone.  We are in for some wintry weather again today into tomorrow.  Check out the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov for updates.  Be sure to pay attention to WSU Alert and www.wright.edu, Facebook, or Twitter for any changes in schedule.

The Visual Resource Center is always accessible online through our website www.wright.edu/vrc and you can email the curator at shannon.michalak@wright.edu.  If you get snowed in, check out our online catalog through LibraryThing and find some books to check out once the snow and ice melts.  ARTstor is also available online through our website or if you already have a log in just browse directly to www.artstor.org.  Curl up with a hot beverage and browse through millions of images of art, fashion, craft, architechure, photography, and cultural history.  I am partial to peppermint tea or hot chocolate and Chinese ink paintings or Edo period Japanese painting, prints, and pottery.

Be safe and take care!

Shannon (a.k.a. the VRC (Visual Resource Curator) and author of Curator's Corner)

 

Image: Poem by Bai Juyi by Ando Hiroshige, color woodcut print from 1840-1841

Jan 9, 2014

covers of magazinesNew Journals are now available in the VRC!  We just recieved new issues of The Art Bulletin, ARTnews, Professional Artist, American Art Review, and ARTFORUM.  Magazines can be checked out for 2 weeks at a time. 

Dec 17, 2013

Cover of December 2013 issue of Art in AmericaThe December issue of Art in America is here!  Stop by today to check out this magazine or any of the other issues we have!  We have issues of Art in America dating back to 1964.  Read about the artists of the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's from articles written at the time!  This journal (and others from the same time period) often have advertisements for shows in various galleries.  This is a great way to see who was being exhibited where.  Lots of research potential - come check them out!

Dec 10, 2013

Good luck on exams!  The Visual Resource Center will be open during exam week.  We will also be open during the week of December 16th-19th.  The VRC will then close for the holidays.  We will reopen on January 6th at 9am.  Have a great break!

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Contact the Visual Resources Curator, Shannon Michalak at shannon.michalak@wright.edu for questions and after hours appointments.