Art Collection

The Art collection is being moved to its new permanent home in the renovated 2-story part of the Library.  This area will be open to the public in November.  Until that time, materials from the collection can be paged for you.

The collection includes publications on architecture, sculpture, drawing, painting, prints, decorative arts, artistic photography, and interdisciplinary works on the arts covering all cultures and time periods.

Collection strengths include medieval illumination, Northern and Italian Renaissance art, American art and architecture, and Chinese painting and calligraphy.

Special Art Collections

Special collections in the Art collection do not circulate unless otherwise noted.

Art Exhibition Catalogs

Items from this collection of over 95,000 exhibition, collection, and sales catalogs are listed in the library catalog.

To find the most recently acquired exhibition catalogs in the collection, do a subject search for "exhibition catalogs" in the New Titles Catalog.

Auction Catalogs

The UCSB Library has a collection of auction catalogs that are stored in the off-campus Library Annex. A small number of these catalogs, as well as the Knoedler Library on Microfiche collection of retrospective sales catalogs, are indexed on SCIPIO.

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