Art Abstracts

Art Abstracts covers all areas of art: art history & criticism, architecture & architectural history, archaeology, antiques, museum studies, graphic arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, folk art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, decorative arts, costume design, television and video, motion pictures, advertising art, non-western art, textiles and much more.

Use this resource to answer questions like:

  • Are there any articles about the Portlandia statue in national art publications?
  • Where can I find images of ordinary people during the Renaissance?
  • How do I find commentary in journals about artists and works of art created after 2005?

How to locate full articles:

  • Under Search Limits: check the box for Linked Full Text that limits your results to full articles if available.
  • Search by journal title in the Multnomah County Library Catalog, that may list either a print subscription, or a link to the full text version in another Multnomah County Library online source.
  • Journal articles can also be requested through Interlibrary Loan if you are either a resident or pay taxes to Multnomah County.


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