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Art: Getting Started: Home

The general guide to performing and visual arts will point you to discipline-specific resources.


Valley Arts Newsletter

Want to stay in the loop about local arts happenings? Subscribe to the Valley Arts Newsletter!

Resources for Making

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Interested in learning a craft/skill? Your (free!) Boston Public Library eCard entitles you to access to Creative Bug, a site with classes on all manner of arts and craft.

Head to our BPL eCard guide to learn how to sign up.

Core Databases

Art-Specific Databases

These databases are specifically helpful for art-related needs!

Other Databases

These databases aren't focused on art, but they may prove helpful in your research.

Browse the Collection!

The Art Collection is located in the Silent Room; call number range: 700's.

New Art Books in the Library

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Research Tips & Tricks

Want some help with your database research? There's a guide for that!