Instructional Image Collection
The Art Slide Library collection has closed as of July 2010. However, the slides will remain in some way accessible and will continue to be digitized and catalogued in on-site imaging collection. In addition, Brown subscribes to ARTstor, a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
Please contact Art Librarian Karen Bouchard if you have additional questions or need help locating a particular image. She is highly knowledgeable and able to assist you with your research, both with images and with textual sources. You may also advise your undergraduate students to consult Karen for assistance with their research.
The Bell Gallery mounts six to eight exhibitions during the school year. The collections of the Gallery comprise nearly 5,000 prints and drawings, as well as a number of contemporary paintings and sculptures. The collections are open for study purposes at designated times, or by appointment. (The galleries of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, are also open to Brown students by ID.)
Undergraduates are employed as gallery guards and as assistants in the installation of exhibitions.
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World exists to bring together students and faculty in this field at Brown while retaining departmental affiliations (in History of Art and Classics). Courses are offered in Greek, Roman and Near Eastern art, architecture, and archaeology. A course in the methods of field work prepares students for excavations. An undergraduate Reading Room with a reference library provides a quiet and personal environment for study. A major role of the Center in the University's life is the close daily contact among faculty, students, research associates, and Parker Visiting Scholars. Frequent colloquia bring scholars of Old World Archaeology and Art from this country and from abroad to 70 Waterman Street.
The Museum's collection traces the history of art from antiquity to the present, housing more than 85,000 objects in all fields of art and design including, Greek and Roman sculpture, American furniture and decorative arts, nineteenth-century French painting and contemporary art. The galleries of the Museum are open to Brown University students with ID free of charge. Frequently, the Department of Art and Architecture offers classes at the Museum which allow students to work with objects first hand. Additionally, the Museum offers several summer internships which are open to Brown students.