repurposed slides from the VRC

repurposed slides from the VRC. Photographed by Andrew Bale.

The Visual Resources Center is an essential part of the Art & Art History Department, and the College, assisting both faculty and students with visual literacy issues and information for teaching and studying. The collection includes over 200,000 mounted slides and approximately 80,000 digital image records spanning the History of Art and Architecture from prehistoric times to the present. The Visual Resources Center, based in Weiss Center for the Arts Room 222, offers services for digitizing images, art reference and image reference, image presentations, and assistance with Chicago Manual Style citation.

Study Area

There is a studying area for individual and group work, besides four 24" iMacs with current software, such as Microsoft Suite 2011, Adobe Creative Suite 6, Lightroom 4, and ARTstor's Offline Image Viewer for presentations and other visual literacy projects. It is set up for printing capability on the same floor. Open 24 hours. Art & Art History Majors have priority over space and machines.