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History of Art & Architecture Research - Oakland Campus

Finding Exhibition Catalogs


Exhibition Catalogs: May Not Be Published Online

Many exhibition catalogs published may not be available online, largely due to the cost of image rights.

Exhibition catalogs contain valuable insight into the curator's and museum director's thoughts. These statements and essays can often address:

  • Why were these works brought together under one roof at this point in time?
  • The social and political issues raised by the exhibition
  • Local and global partners who helped make the exhibition possible
  • Insight into the curator's relationship with the artist/s

Catalogues Raisonnés