The American Artist’s Bluebook, a directory of 42,000 American artists
with geographic affiliation, biographical information, predominant
themes and media, magazine references, links to museum websites with
the artist’s work in the collection, images, etc.
www.wwar.com World Wide Arts Resources and absolutearts.com are online sources featuring images of over 80,000 works by over 10,000 contemporary artists from around the world.
features major modern and contemporary visual artists with portraits,
brief biographies, and links to articles, essays and interviews.
www.artist-info.com the worldwide contemporary art database, information about artists and their exhibitions around the world.
websites: most have images of work by the artists they represent, and
some have resumes, artists’ statements, and other information.
personal websites: search by “Artist Name” + artist and you might find
a personal page with similar information as the gallery site.
Journals and Magazines
The library subscribes to a representative collection of print magazines with articles about contemporary art, photography, ceramics, design, etc.
Some current issues are displayed alphabetically on the first floor of the library and back issues can be found in the open stacks beside the display racks.
Online access to literally tens of thousands of full-text articles relating to contemporary art is available though various databases including:
Lexis-Nexis Academic (more than sixty full-text English language newspapers from all over the world)
Newsbank (full-text access to the Kansas City Star and several regional newspapers)