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Thurs., 4/26 - Tues., 5/8:   Access to the Fine Arts Library will be restricted to persons with valid PennCards, Penn Alumni Cards, Penn Libraries Courtesy Cards, or UPHS photo identification
About the Library
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. Our digital and print resources are designed to meet the needs of students and faculty of the departments, schools and programs of the University of Pennsylvania. More....

Virtual Suggestion Box: Please help us improve our spaces, services, collections, resources, or any other areas of the Fisher Fine Arts Library with your feedback.  All responses will be anonymous.  Let us know what we can change!

Materials Library:
 Beginning January 10th, Fisher Fine Arts Material Library will be open to all. Come visit our new collection of naturals, polymers, glass, concretes, and much, much, more. Please visit our new page for more information about the materials collection and how to access it.

Fisher B-Level Seminar Room: 
Our new seminar space is available for classes and group study and may be booked here. It is equipped with a 90" monitor, Mac and PC operability, and technology for video conferencing. It accommodates 12 people.

Common Press: 
The Common Press has replanted itself from Morgan Hall to the lower level of the Fisher Fine Arts Library.  We will announce its official opening hours shortly.  For information on using the press for a class, group, or individual project, please contact Hannah Bennett.

*Please note: Items with a location in Franklin of Fisher Fine Arts Library - Rare Book or Fisher Fine Arts Library - Locked Case are available for requesting and viewing weekdays 10 am to 5 pm. See this guide for more information.*

****Fine Arts Image Collection & Staff:  To access the digital fine arts image collection, please go through ARTstor.  Image collection staff maybe reached at   

Featured Resources:

Trial >>> Library Stack:
Library Stack is an archival repository and bibliographic index of independent ebooks, audio files, videos and digital documents being published within the fields of contemporary art, design, media studies, cinema, architecture and philosophy. The resource includes serial publications from established platforms and primary source material from artists, authors, designers and cultural thinkers, often including overlooked media such as typefaces, podcasts, 3D models, field recordings and software. Many such independently produced digital art publications are not being archived and are at risk of being lost from the historical record. Library Stack preserves and indexes all works according to Open Archives standards, and exposes them to the global library system through the WorldCat database.  Available now through June 1, 2018.

Trial >>> Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals:
Featuring complete indexing for 42 art journals published in the United States during the 19th century, the Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals offers more than 26,000 records spanning the entire 19th century, including all featured articles, art notes, illustrations, stories, poems and advertisements in each available issue.  Available through May 9, 2018.

Dictionary of Art Historians:
The Dictionary of Art Historians is a free, privately funded biographical dictionary of historians of western art written and maintained by scholars for the benefit of the public. It became associated with the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies of Duke University in January of 2010. From 2016 on, it has been sponsored by the Wired! Lab for digital art history & visual culture. Initially conceived as a methodologic tool for English-language readers, it seeks to compile the documented facts of an historian's life in order to serve as a background for understanding a specific text and the historiography of art. The DAH was begun in the fall of 1986 as a notecard project by indexing the historians cited in Eugene Kleinbauer's Research Guide to the History of Western Art (1982) and his Modern Perspectives in Western Art History (1971), Heinrich Dilly's Kunstgeschichte als Institution (1979) and some of Kultermann's Geschichte der Kunstgeschichte (1966).

Library Workshop Calendar
Contemporary Culture Index: The CC Index is an online, open-access bibliographical database indexing international journals and periodicals. Areas covered are architecture, art, cinema, cultural studies, design, literature, music, philosophy, social sciences and photography. 

Arab Image Foundation: The AIF is a non-profit organization established in Beirut in 1997. Its mission is to collect, preserve and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora. The AIF’s expanding collection is generated through artist and scholar-led projects. The Foundation makes its collection accessible to the public through a wide spectrum of activities, including exhibitions, publications, videos, a website and an online image database. The ongoing research and acquisition of photographs include so far Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, Argentina and Senegal. To date, the collection holds more than 600,000 photographs provides over 77,000 training videos related to new technologies and software. Faculty, students, and permanent staff can access Lynda through pennkey access via Lynda Campus.

- Electronic Arts Intermix Educational Streaming Service
The Electronic Arts Intermix collection spans the mid-1960s to the present and includes works by pioneering figures such as Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler and Joan Jonas, as well new digital works by emerging artists, including
Seth Price, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel and Takeshi Murata. The Educational Streaming Site offers access to selected titles from the full collection.

Material ConneXion Material ConneXion maintains the world's largest subscription-based materials library, with more than 7,500 innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design. Materials are selected through a strict review process  40+ new materials are independently juried into the library every month. This database serves as a remote entry point for users and features high quality images, product and manufacturing information, description, and application.