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The Visual Resource Center subscribes to multiple journals, each pertaining to a different media or study. All of our magazine subscriptions in the VRC are available in print.

The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. As a critical and responsive forum for debate in the emerging field of curatorial studies, the journal fosters scholarship in the theory, practice and history of curating, as well as that of exhibitions and display culture in general.photograph

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YishuSince its inauguration in May 2002, Yishu has raised its profile internationally to become one of the most respected journals devoted to contemporary Chinese art. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art is the first[citation needed] English language journal to focus on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Each bi-monthly issue features scholarly essays on topical issues, interviews with artists and curators, conference proceedings, and critical commentary on exhibitions and books. was recommended by the faculty. Is not available through the Pfau Library. The VRC is continuing with the subscription. photograph

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Hi-Fructose is a quarterly print art magazine, founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from around the world.

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Eye - The International Review of Graphic Design is the world’s most beautiful and collectible graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture.

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international magazine concentrating on the contemporary art world in the United States, including profiles of artists and genres, updates about art movements, show reviews and event schedules. It is designed for collectors, artists, art dealers, art professionals and other readers interested in the art world.  The VRC is holding print subscription. VRC will continuing with the subscription. The Pfau Library’s online subscription.
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Ceramics MonthlyFounded in 1953, Ceramics Monthly is an internationally distributed magazine on ceramic art and craft. Each issue includes articles on potters and ceramics artists from throughout the world, exhibitions, and production processes, as well as critical commentary, book and video reviews, clay and glaze recipes, kiln designs and firing techniques, advice from experts in the field, and ads for available materials and equipment. While principally covering contemporary work, the magazine also looks back at influential artists and events from the past. Pfau Library’s online subscription

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Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterlya glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for 35 years. The Pfau Library is not holding this magazine and the VRC is continuing with the superscription.

Make: Magazine launched in 2005 and follows the current trends in the grassroots Maker Movement that has taken the world by storm. The magazine is full of ideas, projects to try, tutorials, as well as research into the Maker Movement.

Online Contemporary Art journals available through the John M. Pfau Library:

  • X-tra: Contemporary Art Quarterly (2008 to present). Edited by a collective of artists and writers, X-TRA presents expansive features, historical essays, commissioned artist’s projects, interviews, columns, and substantive reviews.
  • Afterall
  • Artforum international. An international contemporary art magazine covering sculpture, painting, mixed media, and installation works, as well as architecture, music, and popular culture.
  • ARTnews. Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world.
  • Art nexus
  • Oxford art journal