The MCAD Slide Library
- The MCAD Slide Library contains over 140,000 35mm. slides. Access is open to anyone affiliated with MCAD, including all students.
- The Slide Library is a comprehensive collection, documenting art from a wide variety of world cultures and style periods. Its special strengths include twentieth-century art in all media, applied design, and American popular culture.
- The slide collection is a principal lecture and presentation resource for faculty, but students are also able to circulate slides for use in class presentations, as image sources for scanning, and for conducting visual research on artists, topics, and style periods.
- The Slide Library includes the slide collection room, open for general use between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. during weekdays; and the outer room, equipped with light tables and rear-screen projectors, which is available for use whenever the main Library is open. The slide collection is not regularly open during evenings or weekends.
All individuals in the following categories are eligible for Slide Library borrowing privileges:
- Current MCAD faculty, staff, and visiting artists (including Continuing Studies instructors during their periods of appointment).
- Regular MCAD degree program students, including MFA and Post-Baccalaureate candidates and all BFA and BS program undergraduates.
- Current recipients of McKnight and Jerome fellowships administered through MCAD.
Courtesy privileges are extended by arrangement to the professional staffs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Center and the Children’s Theatre Company.
Circulation periods differ for the various categories of borrowers.
Slides may also be viewed on-site during regular hours of operation by any Library patron, including non-affiliated individuals who are not eligible for circulation privileges.
Slide Library orientation is available on request. The Slide Library staff is available to help users locate slides of specific works, and to assist users with image reference questions.
For more information, please contact Allan Kohl (Visual Resources Librarian) at (612) 874-3781.