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Art: Welcome

Scholarly resources for study and research in art and visual technology.


As your librarian, I communicate, consult and collaborate with students and faculty; instruct classes, and provide one-on-one research assistance in person, by phone, e-mail & instant messaging (IM).

In addition, I select books, journals, multimedia, online sources and other scholarly materials for the School of Art.

Need help? Just ask -- I look forward to working with you!

Core Databases

Off-campus access to most library online databases, e-journals, and e-books is restricted to current Mason students, faculty, and staff.

When you click on a link to an online databasee-journal, or e-book, a new window appears. Enter your current, active Mason e-mail username and password to connect via the Mason EZProxy.

How Can the Library Help You?

Apps for Studio Arts

ArtStudio for iPad - Draw, paint and edit photos

NotJot- scanner with perspective adjuster

Pocket Portfolio - create portfolio on the go and email it to others

Art - artwork and information on famous artists

Camera + - camera for your iPhone with more advanced features

Corel Paint it! Now - Turn IPhone photos into "paintings"

Filterstorm - minor editing of photos on your mobile device

Sketchbook Mobile X - create quick sketches and studies on your mobile device

Art Model 1&2 – CGI models in various poses.  Zoom and 360 view features. Similar to Art S. Buck models.

360 Anatomy for Artists (4 apps) – CGI full-body illustrations of skeletal, muscular and surface anatomy. 360 view features.   No zoom.

Drawings: Anatomy Masters -  Over 130 drawings of anatomy by Leonardo, Bidloo, Vesalius, and Albinus

Subject Guide

Steve Gerber
229D Johnson Center Gateway Library (MS# 1A6), Fairfax Campus

Website / Blog Page



Provisions investigates the relationship between art and social change through research, production, and education. From its library home in George Mason University’s School of Art in Fairfax, Virginia and at sites throughout the District, Provisions produces and supports projects in the US Capitol Region and across the globe.



Provisions’ art and culture research explores models for a more inclusive, equitable, and connected society.

Provisions partners with organizations, individuals, and institutions to develop and amplify contemporary narratives across cultures, support grassroots modes of action, and provide open access to knowledge and understanding of social change in its artistic and creative dimensions. The library, public programming, and research opportunities host artistic, intellectual, and activist endeavors that explore the educational and social promise of contemporary culture.

Local, national, and international projects include exhibitions, public art, residencies, screenings, workshops, lectures, and publications. Participants include artists, activists, academics, students, professionals from a variety of disciplines, and everyday people.

From Provisions website





Art in America: Exhibit Reviews