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Provenance Research @ Pitt: Artist Research & Finding Exhibition Catalogs

A research guide to assist students doing provenance research at Pitt.

Finding Exhibition Catalogs

Finding Exhibition Catalogs

 

Exhibition Catalogs: May Not Be Published Online

Exhibition Catalogs: May Not Be Published Online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