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Carnegie International Exhibition Catalogs - Frick Fine Arts Reading Room
The majority of our Carnegie International exhibition catalogs can be found in our Reading Room to the right of the front desk upon walking into the library.
Carnegie International Exhibition Catalogs - Rare & Fragile
The Frick Fine Arts Library keeps certain rare and fragile editions with its rare books collection. These books are non-circulating, and you must have an appointment to view them. Please contact us ahead of time and come prepared to fill out a Researcher Registration form to use our rare and fragile materials.
Fragile editions held in the rare books collection:
1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1911, 1920, 1923
Carnegie International Exhibition Catalogs on HathiTrust
Many older Carnegie International Exhibition catalogs can be found on HathiTrust, a database of full text publications. Students and faculty have access to HathiTrust through Pitt, and can log into Hathi rust by doing the following:
- Click the yellow "Log In" button on the upper right hand side of the screen.
- Choose "University of Pittsburgh" as the partner institution, and click "Continue".
- You will be prompted to log in using your Pitt Passport login and Multifactor Authentication.
- Once you have logged in, you will be able to print pages, download chunks of text as PDFs, and have access to more features.
- Always use the "Advanced Search" option to get the most out of your searches. Refer to the Introduction of this guide to learn more about using keywords and subject headings in your searches.
A Note on Exhibition Catalogs
Exhibition catalogs contain valuable insight into the curator's and museum director's thoughts. These statements and essays can often address:
- Why these works were 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.
Exhibition Catalogs: May Not Be Published Online
Most of the exhibition catalogs published may not be available online, largely due to the cost of image rights. These heavily include more recent catalogs (the last 25 years or so) that contain high quality images.
Oxford Art Online
To search for artist biographies in Oxford Art Online, navigate to the database and in the search box type in the name of the artist that you are searching for. Under the search box click the field that says "Benezit", which will search the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Some biographies may contain exhibitions that artists were a part of, museum and gallery holdings, and bibliographies that contain books, journal articles, exhibition catalogs, and periodicals that could help you do further research.