The VRC's digital collections support and reflect the Department of Art and Art History's curriculum.

Main Visual Resources Collection

Housed in the LUNA platform, the Visual Resources Collection includes materials digitized for courses, videos from the department's Visiting Artist Program, and documentation of MFA and BFA student work. 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).
  1. You may wish to first browse our list of all Visiting Artist videos (arranged in reverse chronological order, with most recent visits first).
  2. Log in to the Visual Resources Collection with your IdentiKey username and password.
  3. Conduct your search:
    • VA lectures: Keyword search (upper right) for "visiting artist lecture".
      • Add a year if you wish (e.g., "visiting artist lecture 2015")
      • If needed, narrow results by "lectures" under the What section in the Refine column on the left.
    • What Follows interviews: Keyword search for "what follows".
      • Add a year if you wish (e.g., "what follows 2015")
      • If needed, narrow results by "interviews" under the What section in the Refine column on the left.
    • OR, enter an artist’s name in the keyword search box.
      • If needed, narrow results under the What section in the Refine column.

The VRC archives MFA thesis documentation dating back to 2000. The VRC began collecting BFA documentation in 2013, although until 2019 submissions have been voluntary, therefore sporadic.
  1. Log in to the Visual Resources Collection with your IdentiKey username and password.
  2. Conduct your search:
    • MFA work: Keyword search (upper right) for "mfa".
      • Add a year if you wish (e.g., "mfa 2015")
      • If needed, narrow results by "MFA recipient, Department of Art and Art History" under the What section in the Refine column on the left
    • BFA work: Keyword search (upper right) for "bfa".
      • Add a year if you wish (e.g., "bfa 2015")
      • If needed, narrow results by "BFA recipient, Department of Art and Art History" under the What section in the Refine column on the left. 

See our LUNA Users Guide: Preferences + Searching, Viewing, Exporting Media 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.

Amy L. Vandersall Medieval Art and Architecture Archive

The Vandersall Medieval Art and Architecture Archive (open access) consists of digitized images from the research travels of Amy L. Vandersall, specialist in medieval art and architecture, Professor Vandersall taught for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder, and provides her photographs free of charge for scholarly publishing.

Ronald M. and Dianne J. Bernier Archive

The Bernier Archive (open access) documents more than thirty years of research travels by University of Colorado Boulder Professor Ronald Bernier and Dianne Bernier. Dr. Bernier was an art historian specializing in Himalayan architecture. The Berniers traveled extensively throughout Asia, with repeated trips to the Himalayas, South Asia, and Southeast Asia in particular. Their images are available for non-commercial use with attributions under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

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

Coming soon...
 

​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