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 Office 365, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, MetaShotPpt, Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Adobe DC, InDesign, Illustrator and Premiere Pro, and ARTstor's Compare feature for presentations and other visual literacy projects. It is set up for printing capability on the same floor. Open 24 hours with keycard access. Art & Art History Majors have priority over space and machines.

COVID-19 Update:

  • We ask that you not use the Study Hallway Lab or the VRC at this time. Due to the lack of airflow in small spaces, these doors will be locked at all times with no keycard access. It will be closed until further notification and we thank you for your patience. The computers and software will not be updated and maintained. This is for your safety and for others’. If you want, need or decide to use the Study Hallway space it is your responsibility to clean, supervise, and manage that area when used, and would be at your own risk. If that occurs all persons should be wearing a mask in that space. Instead, please think about creating an appointment in the Form below or in our Booking Calendar.