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.

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!

Feb 23, 2015

The Visual Resource Center is now open.  We are resuming our regular hours of 9 am to 2 pm Monday through Thursday.  Please contact the curator at shannon.michalak@wright.edu if you have any questions or need to schedule any make up tests.  Thanks for your understanding over the past 2 months.  It is great to be back in the office!  ~ Shannon

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!!

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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.