Visual Resources Collection
The majority of the Art Department's image resources are now digital, with a small mindfully kept slide collection. Images are available for lending to Swarthmore's faculty, staff, and students. Our image collections consist of more than 250,000 images spanning Western and Non-Western art. The Visual Resources' image collection, along with coutless other images, can be accessed through ARTstor.
The Grove Dictionary of Art is also available to members of the Swarthmore College community, Grove Art Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art. First published as the landmark 34-volume Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, the content of Grove Art encompasses all aspects of visual culture. It features articles about topics as varied as Fauvism and Frida Kahlo, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images made available through Oxford's partnerships with museums, galleries, and other outstanding arts organizations. Grove Art is a living resource, with scholars and specialists from around the world continually reviewing and updating existing content and contributing new articles.
The Getty Union List of Artist Names is a useful resource for students researching and referencing artists in scholarly work. It is often used for cataloging and research, it provides access to information about art, architecture, and material culture.