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ART205 - Introduction to Art History - 500 to 1789: Get Started

Researching art history, 500 to 1789

Getting Started

The Dictionary of Art is a great place to start. It is available in print only in the library on the Salem Campus.

General Art Reference Books

Symbols in Art

statue of saint barbara

Saint Barbara. North French. Painted & gilt limestone Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  under a Creative Commons Zero (public domain) license.

Getting Reference Help

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