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CENTRE has brought together resources and developed the necessary
tools for research in the field of visual arts from 1965 to the present,
focusing on exhibition catalogues and Canadian art.
Canadian Art Foundation Library
6 Church St, 2nd Fl, Toronto (ON) M5E 1M1
Tel (416) 368 8854 Fax (416) 368 6135
The Foundation's Library holds Canadian
artists' art exhibition catalogues. Founded in 1991 to further understanding and
appreciation of contemporary visual art in Canada. Publishes Canadian Art,
quarterly magazine featuring contemporary and historical Canadian art, essays, review.
Library Catalogue of the National Gallery
An effective way to
locate catalogues. This library houses an extensive collection of visual
arts literature in Canada, including 150,000 books, exhibition catalogues, and
bound periodicals; 1,100 current periodical subscriptions; 50,000 auction catalogues; and
200 000 microforms.
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery Library,
The Gallery's primary resource is contemporary
Canadian exhibition catalogues, which are divided into two groups:
individual artists (1970s, 1980s, 1990s); and group exhibitions (primarily 1970s, 1980s,
1990s but some 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century). Researchers should make an
appointment to consult the catalogues by calling (514) 848-4778 Fax: (514) 848-4751.
and Inuit Art Centre
The Indian Art Centre of Indian and
Northern Affairs (INAC) supports and promotes the visual arts of the First Nations
in Canada and houses artist files, exhibition catalogues, reports and studies,
archival photographs dating back to the early 20th century, art magazines and periodicals,
a resource library of Indian art textbooks, and a resource library consisting of video and
audio tapes. Its Research and Documentation Centre houses 1,100 artist files and an Image
Bank of over 10,000 slides and photographs for research purposes.
Médiatheque (Musée d'art contemporain de
This Website contains information on the MAC's Media
Centre: information on the collection, staff and services. See also Répertoire des catalogues du Musée
dart contemporain de Montréal, 1965-1990 (Montreal: Bibliothèque
nationale du Québec, 1992), a print listing of the catalogues published for the
exhibitions held at the Museum. Many of the catalogues are available for purchase at the
museums bookstore and are indexed on the above site. Access the Media Centre's
catalogue from this page.
Index to Art Exhibition
Catalogues on Microfiche. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey; Teaneck, NJ: Somerset
House, c1976. Concordia University Library Call # Reference N 7525 I53X [three
This microfiche brings together over
3,000 art exhibition catalogues from major museums and galleries
throughout the world available individually, in major subject collections such as
Renaissance and Baroque Art or subject collections such as Impressionism, Sculpture and
Women Artists. The catalogues are also grouped according to the museum or gallery
that originally published them.
The Smithsonian Institution
See especially Pre-1877
Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
Victoria & Albert
Search the National Art Library
Information about V&A exhibitions
and publications also appears in: The Victoria and Albert Museum: a
bibliography and exhibition chronology, 1852-1996. Edited by
Elizabeth James. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997. ISBN 1884964958.
Worldwide Books Online
Exhibition catalogues and
books on art.
The Art Book Biannual: A Guide to
Exhibition Catalogues and Other Books on Art. Ithaca, NY: Worldwide Books, 1992.
Concordia University Library Call # Reference N1 A1 A78 1992-ONWARD.
Exhibition catalogues and other
art books: women artists : 1962-1995 imprints. Ithaca, NY: Worldwide Books, 1995.
Concordia University Library Call # Reference N 8354 E98 1995.
The Worldwide bibliography of art
exhibition catalogues, 1963-1987. Millwood, NY: Kraus International Publications;
Ithaca, NY: Worldwide Books, c1992. Concordia University Library Call # Reference N 4396
W675 1992 [three volumes].
- Search library catalogues for
bibliographies of exhibition catalogues, such as:
Bibliography of [British] Arts Council Exhibition
Catalogues, 1942-1980. By Judith Collins. Concordia University Library Call #
Reference N4035 A65 C676x 1982.
Search through the journals listed on this page, as they
regularly advertise upcoming exhibitons throughout their pages. Search the latest volumes
to find exhibitons not yet catalogued in the majour art indexes
(many of which include exhibition catalogues in their indexes).
For periodicals published outside Canada,
which may list Candian exhibitions and/or Canadian artists exhibiting in that country, see
Médiatheque (Musée d'art contemporain de
Many on-line museums and galleries list their past and up-coming
exhibitions on their Websites -- search the Net for those on-line by consulting the
Museums and Galleries Page on this site (which lists directories
to finding institutions on-line), or use one of the large search engines to search for newly added
Last updated: 24 septembre 2007