A note on searching for exhibition catalogs
Almost all Five College Library catalog records for exhibition catalogs contain the word "exhibitions," either as a subject term, or in the description. To find a catalog focused on a specific artist or topic, perform a keyword search that includes the artist's name (last name is often enough) and/or the topic word or words, and the word exhibition* (using the truncation symbol * will search for both the word exhibition and the subject term exhibitions).
Artists from Latin American Cultures: A Biographical Dictionary
Frost reference N6502.5 .C657 2002
Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era
Frost reference N6502.4 .S45 2003
Latinoamericana: enciclopédia contemporânea da América Latina e do Caribe
Frost reference F1406 .L36 2006
Art in the Modern Era: a guide to styles, schools and movements, 1860 to the present (2002)
Frost reference N6490 .D415 2002
Encyclopedia of World Art
Frost reference x N31 .E4833
Modern Arts Criticism
Frost reference N40 .M63
Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library
Digital video library of performance practices in the Americas. Includes artist profiles,interviews, bibliographies, production information, image galleries, scripts, and additional materials.
Metropolitan Museum of Art collections database
Images and information about artworks and objects in the museum's collections.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collections database
Images and information about artworks and objects in the museum's collections. Click on Collection and type "Latin American" in search box.
Getty Open Content Images database
Digitized materials from the Research Institute's collection.
Getty Research Portal
Digitized multilingual, multicultural art history texts in the public domain.
Feminist Art Base, Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum
Profiles, images, audio and video of contributors to feminist art from the 1960s to the present.
The Art Newspaper
International art news
AMA: Art Museum of the Americas. Organization of American States. Established in 1917. "Showcases cutting-edge exhibits of artists whose output creatively combines aesthetics with topical social and political issues."
El Museo del Barrio. Established in 1975. “El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution...[for discovering] the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures…El Museo del Barrio’s purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the art and artifacts of Caribbean and Latin American cultures for posterity.”
LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Latin American Art. “In 1997, the collectors Edith and Bernard Lewin added more than two thousand works by Mexican modernists to the collection, making LACMA one of the main U.S. repositories of Latin American art. The museum has since expanded its collection with works from throughout Latin America, ranging from the colonial to the contemporary periods.”
MOLAA: Museum of Latin American Art. “Founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California, dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art."
Smithsonian Latino Center This is an important website for researching Latin American and Latino art in the United States. Here you can search the Center’s collections, and explore other Resources including a list of museums with Latin American art collections.
Some Keyword Advanced search examples to search in the Five College Library Catalog [insert various regions & topics]:
Add "AND exhibition" to look for exhibit catalogs. Ex:
Some example subject keywords to search in the Five College Library Catalog (you can use these in conjunction with strategies above):
Aesthetics, Latin American
Art manifestos -- Latin America
Art -- Political aspects -- Latin America
Art, Latin American -- 20th century
Arts, Latin American -- 20th century
Art, Latin American -- 21st century
Arts and society -- Latin America
Art and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Arts and revolutions -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century
Dissident art -- Latin America
Hispanic American arts -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Hispanic American women artists -- Exhibitions
Mexican-American Border Region
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican -- 20th century
Postcolonialism and the arts
Radicalism in art
Women artists -- Latin America -- Exhibitions