Barry Anderson

Phone: (816) 235-1501
Fax: (816) 235-5507
Email: art@umkc.edu



2017 Spring & Summer Hours

By appointment only, call (816) 235-1501.


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Fax: (816) 235-5507
email: art@umkc.edu

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Department of Art & Art History
204 Fine Arts Building
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5015 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64110


Visual Resources Library (VRL)

Visual Resources Director: Carla Gilliland Poirier
Visual Resources GTA: Lauren Wells
Phone: (816) 235-2994
Hours: M-F, 9:15-3:15pm
Email: visualresources@umkc.edu


The mission of the VRL is to provide a flexible and welcoming space for students that encourages research, learning and collaboration; and to foster their connections with peers and the greater arts community.

To achieve these goals, the VRL provides the following to current Art and Art History students:
– Lounge and meeting areas with charging stations
– Curated art reference materials available for use in the VRL for research and inspiration (Scanning services provided)

Other VRL Services:
– Guidance on copyright law and usage rights
– Website content and administration for the Department of Art & Art History and the UMKC Gallery of Art
– Social Media content and administration for the Department and the UMKC Gallery of Art
– Posters, newsletters, press releases for Department events
– Academic Assessment coordination
– Document events, activities and student life in and around the Department
– Collect and preserve all Department and Gallery archival materials

Wondering about how copyright law and usage rights might influence your work or research? Want to browse the reference collection between classes to get inspiration? Looking for a place to chat and brainstorm about a project, independently or with a small group?

For all these needs and more, contact the VRL or drop by during office hours, M-F, 9:15am-3:15pm.