Visual Resources

The Visual Resources Digital Image Collection is the new teaching and research image collection of the Department of Art and Art History. It comprises increasing numbers of images depicting historical and contemporary art, architecture, and other visual and material culture from around the world.

Curator: Patty Cohn


Find subject guides and useful resources compiled by your friendly St. Olaf Librarians.

For copyright reasons, the digital image collection is an on-campus resource only and you must have a St. Olaf username and password to access this collection. Digital image use should be limited to educational and scholarly purposes and follow fair use guidelines. If you are unsure about fair use guidelines, refer to the St. Olaf Faculty handbookThe collections are under construction as they move to a new platform and will be available again soon!

St. Olaf’s Department of Art and Art History approaches the study of art as both an intellectual and creative endeavor. The curriculum provides students with the research, interpretive, and technical skills to make and study meaningful works of art and to sustain them as artists and critical thinkers throughout their lives.


State-of-the-art facility - digital media, foundry, ceramics, printmaking, photography, wood & metal shops, painting, drawing, student studios


Off-campus courses, including Manhattan Interim, Drawing From Nature in the Bahamas, Italian Art in Context, and Sacred Sites of South Asia


faculty and staff