Image Resources Beyond CU
See the VRC's extensive directory of external image sources. These have been selected for their image quality, reliable descriptive metadata, breadth of coverage, and/or specialized coverage.
VRC Digital Collections
Find the home page of the VRC's collections here. The individual collections are listed below with descriptions. Housed in the LUNA platform, they support and reflect the Department of Art and Art History's curriculum. CU Boulder students, staff, and faculty: Log in with your IdentiKey username and password to see all VRC collections.
See our LUNA Users Guide to learn how to take full advantage of LUNA's advanced tools, including Media Groups, advanced searching, the LUNA Workspace, and exporting media as single files, zipped files, or to PowerPoint.
The Art and Art History Student Work Archive houses documentation of MFA and BFA work from the Department of Art and Art History, with the most recent work appearing first. Since the 1960s the Department has routinely archived MFA thesis exhibitions, initially as 35mm slides and VHS tapes and now as digital files. The Visual Resources Center is currently digitizing and cataloging the 35mm slides in reverse chronological order. Note that over time some students did not submit documentation of their work, so there are occasional gaps in representation. Documentation of BFA exhibitions has been collected in recent years, but submissions have been sporadic due to their voluntary nature.
The Visiting Artist Lecture Series collection consists of videorecorded public lectures and interviews dating back to 1987 from the Department of Art and Art History's Visiting Artist program. Also includes talks by visiting lecturers and faculty from the department. Videos appear in reverse chronological order, with the most recent titles appearing first. For copyright reasons, the collection is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at CU Boulder IdentiKey login required (click on link at top of page). Note: Videos for this collection are being moved from the Visual Resources Teaching Collection during the winter of 2020/2021. Check there if you cannot find the video you are looking for. You may also contact the VRC for assistance.
The Visual Resources Teaching Collection includes materials digitized and licensed for courses and research. For copyright reasons, the collection is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at CU Boulder IdentiKey login required (click on link at top of page). Visiting Artist videos are available to all CU Boulder students, staff, and faculty. Note that videos are not available until the semester following an artist’s visit. There are two Visiting Artist video formats: recorded public lectures and an interview series called What Follows (produced intermittently over time; no longer in production as of fall 2017).
You may wish to first browse our list of all Visiting Artist videos (arranged in reverse chronological order, with most recent visits first)
Art and Art History Images on Flickr
The VRC regularly posts images of people and events related to the Department of Art and Art History on our Flickr site. We also invite departmental members and alumni to join our Flickr group and share your own AAH content there.
Other Digital Collections at CU
The VRC's collections are part of the CU Digital Library, which includes numerous collections from the University Libraries. The CU Digital Library website is soon transitioning to a different platform, and will undergo updating at that time.
This content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Visual Resources Center, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado Boulder. https://www.colorado.edu/artandarthistory/vrc