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ARTH 251 Art in the City (Los Angeles)

Library resources to aid your study of art in context

Some Examples of Books located via the Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to locate e-book city guides that will include information on museums and outstanding architecture

LA Area Museum Websites

Take a Virtual Tour of The J. Paul Getty Museum

Galleries in Los Angeles

L.A. Graffiti Black Book

Finding Articles

These online sources are good places to locate scholarly journal articles.  You can also locate magazine articles, including reviews of exhibitions.

ARTstor Images


Larry Bell, American, 1939-. 1961. Untitled. Place: Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kantor.

Find images for your presentation or paper in the database,  ARTstor by using the IMAGE search on JSTOR  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Art History Survey Collection).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.