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Guide to research and writing in the visual arts and museum studies
Last Updated: May 5, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the new Shain Library!

Shain Library reopened in spring 2015 after a major renovation project to update and add study spaces, new technologies, as well as more natural light, outlets, and a 24-hour study space!

Thinking About Graduate School?

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree program in the arts? The College Art Association (CAA) publishes annual directories now available free of charge as PDF downloads.

Related Campus Guides

Art, Art History, and Architectural Studies are interdisciplinary fields that often require research in several related subject areas.  The following guides created by other ConnColl Librarians may assist you further for your specific topic.



This guide is intended to help students in the visual arts conduct research using high-quality resources in the library and online. Use the tabs at the top of the page to access research and writing tips, links to specialized art and architecture resources including images, and more.


Fernand Leger, J'ai seul la clef de cette parade, 20th century, lithograph with pochoir, 13x9.5"
Wetmore Print Collection, Connecticut College

Local Art

There are many opportunities in the region to experience art first-hand, from Connecticut College's campus art collection and adjacent Lyman Allyn Art Museum to museums easily accessible within an hour by train on either side of New London in New Haven and Providence. A little further afield, New York and Boston are home to many world-renowned art collections. The following links represent just a selection of these regional institutions in CT, RI, and MA:


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