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Museum Studies: Exhibitions and Catalogues

Find Catalogues in the Library

Most exhibition catalogues are easily discoverable in the SMU Libraries catalog by their title. However, older catalogues may have titles that vary from the exhibition name.

Search by: 

  • exact title of exhibition
  • artist's name plus raisonne or complete to find a catalogue raisonné (CR) or complete catalog of an artist's work. Exhibition history may also be included in a CR. Some CRs are also exhibition catalogues. Example: Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie Antoinette
  • a museum or gallery name plus exhibition
  • artistic period or topic plus exhibition or catalog

Outside of Hamon’s collection, you may find exhibition publications and more through the indexes, Art Abstracts or Artbibliographies Modern, which covers book and article citations from the period the late nineteenth-century to the twenty-first century. ABM does not always have full-text, but use the blue button for Other SMU Options to check for access elsewhere.

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Exhibition Catalogues

Below is a selection of exhibition catalogues, highlighted for curatorial interest, in Hamon Arts Library or online. Search for more with the library catalog link above.

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Naomi Schemm