Category results for: Arts

Collections Profile: Kevin Farley

Collection librarians advise on acquisitions and materials to support teaching and research as well as new course and degree development. Humanities Collections Librarian Kevin Farley serves the VCU Department of Music. Schools and Departments Served: African-American Studies, English, History, World Studies (including Philosophy, Religious Studies, and world languages), MATX, Music Expertise/education: Ph.D., English, University of North […]

Kanopy: Try new video streaming service

Find It VCU Libraries introduces a trial of Kanopy, one of the largest, educational streaming video services, providing access to more than 26,000 documentaries, feature films, shorts and more. The VCU academic community is invited to use the service, which VCU Libraries has licensed,  during the trial period (through October 14) and provide feedback to […]

Underground and Independent Comics and Graphic Novels

Find It Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels is the first scholarly database that is focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Browse through one of the thousand of titles, including works like “Terrific Comics” and “Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories.” It includes more than 75,000 pages of original material […]

Dance in Video: Dance technique and style reference

Find It With more than 500 hours of video to choose from dance enthusiasts are able to find instructional dance videos from a variety of genres. It contains genres from contemporary ballet to avant-garde. Watch Frederic Franklin and Stanley Zompakos beautifully recreate excerpts from Mozartiana or discover the proper center work techniques with the Finis […]

Journal of Social Theory: Art education resouce

Find It An important publication in the arts world, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, now has a new publishing base: Virginia Commonwealth University’s Scholars Compass. VCU Libraries launched it in mid-summer. Paper proposals for the next thematic issue on “Navigating Divides” will also be managed through Scholars Compass. Deadline for submission is […]

African-American Music: Genres, artists and liner notes

Find It African-American Music Reference contains more than 50,000 pages of text and 17,000 pages of liner notes that offer insight into one of the many forms of African-American musical expression. The site provides essays with commentary on the various works it has to offer. It contains a variety of genres from American folk to hip-hop […]

Virtual Realities: Video game resources

More than 183 million people (57 percent of the population) in the United States play video games at least one hour daily. With so much time spent online, how can we separate virtual from real? What does scholarship about gaming reveal about the marketplace, leadership, teamwork and  entrepreneurship? Virtual worlds not only connected with reality […]

Creative Catalysts: VCU Arts Librarians

Nell Chenault, Emily Davis Winthrop and Carla-Mae Crookendale can help you create, teach and find inspiration. Each of them brings a love and appreciation of the arts, related educational credentials and librarian savvy to their roles in VCU’s creative community. * * * * *  Nell Chenault, Film and Performing Arts Research Librarian Schools and […]

Art Browsery: VCU art book collection

Look, learn and create: The Art Browsery, a dedicated book display on the fourth floor, James Branch Cabell Library, offers new, beautiful books that can inform your creativity. “When you are caught up in the creative process of making art, sometimes you need to take a break and find added inspiration,” says Carla-Mae Crookendale, VCU Libraries’ […]

Index of Christian Art: Catalogs of Christian art

Find It The Index of Christian Art catalogs art found within a broadly-defined Christian context. In its digital form, the index contains some 80,000 full-text records and more than 100,000 images dating from 30 C.E. to 1550 C.E. Founded in 1917 and continuously updated, this resource is maintained by Princeton University. Much of the art […]

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