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About the Art Library

Located on the sixth floor of Rosenthal Library, Queens College Art Library has developed since the founding of its collection in 1937 into a leading art library of the City University of New York (CUNY). Its resources in the visual arts and material culture address all aspects of art and architectural history, including theory, criticism, materials, techniques, and practice. The Art Library holds approximately 100,000 books, some 100 current periodical subscriptions and 137 closed periodical subscriptions, 60,000+ pamphlets and exhibition catalogs, 60,000+ images, QC M.A. theses in art history, and special collections. Many more materials are accessible electronically.

The Queens College Art Center, a part of the Art Library, was founded and operated by it through June 2013. It is now led through the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

The Art Library is open during the regular hours of Rosenthal, with professional support scheduled Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 9 PM, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. We look forward to welcoming you in Art.

Rosenthal Library
Sixth Floor
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367-1597

About Us

We all look forward to welcoming and assisting you in Art. Unless otherwise noted, staff is available during the posted Art staffed hours.

  • Suzanna Simor / Head / / RO603 / 718-997-3771
  • Donna Schultz / Administration / / RO601 / 718-997-3773
  • Mary Glynn / Adjunct Art Librarian / / RO604 / 718-997-3782 / Wednesday 9 AM to 1 PM; 2 to 5 PM, Thursday 9 AM to 1 PM; 2 to 5 PM
  • Paul Remeczki / Assistant Art Librarian / / R0601 and Art Reference Desk / 718-997-3770 / Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1 to 4 PM; 5 to 9 PM
  • Sevastoula “Stevie” Kasparian / Collections Manager / / R0601 / 718-997-3770 / Wednesday through Friday 9 AM to 12:30 PM; 1 to 4:30 PM or 3:30 PM on Wednesdays

New @ the Art Library

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! — Selected Materials From Presidential Elections


October 17 – December 2, 2016
Barham Rotunda Gallery
Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library
Level 3

In this electoral season, the Rosenthal Library Rotunda exhibit VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! recalls past presidential elections, candidates famed or forgotten, the hopes and passions of the time, and the importance of voting. This is a random selection of flyers, buttons, newspapers, and magazine covers. It reflects what was available to the collector at the time, and therefore unbalanced. There is more material on some candidates than others. Included in the display are flyers and buttons for independent candidates such as George Wallace (American Independent, 1968), Dick Gregory (Peace and Freedom Party, 1968), John Anderson (Independent, 1980), Ross Perot (Independent, 1992; Reform, 1996), and Queens College Professor Barry Commoner (Citizens Party, 1980). Personal attacks against JFK (religion), Lady Bird Johnson and LBJ (sudden wealth and a stolen election), Dukakis (liberal on crime), remind us of the long tradition of negative campaigning. Over the years, as TV ads and direct mailings increased, flyers and buttons became harder to come by.

The materials on display are from the collections of Hratch Zadoian (Political Science).

The exhibit is curated by Hratch Zadoian and Mary Glynn (Library).

For more information contact the Queens College Art Library at (718) 990-3770.

Exhibition Flyer

Given the challenges most of us face now, the Art Library is pleased that it can offer its users growing resources acquired by purchases and gifts, and an increasing number of art publications accessible online. Recently, e.g., the material collections have been enriched by the outstanding libraries focused on the Italian and to some extent Northern Renaissance, bequests of the late Professors James H. Beck, of Columbia University, and Creighton E. Gilbert, of the QC Art Department and later Yale University. A donation by the Metropolitan Museum of Art has added several hundred current art monographs. Numerous other donations are bringing in important publications and documents, which otherwise it would be difficult to acquire, that strengthen the research potency of the Queens College libraries. The Art Library appreciates the generosity of its supporters.

Working with media has become easier with Shared Shelf, a platform available through the Artstor Digital Library. Web-based media management software, Shared Shelf enables institutions to easily manage, store, use, organize, share, and publish their institutional and faculty media collections within their institution or publicly on the Web. With Shared Shelf's built-in layered privacy controls, restricted access may be provided for local, institutional, or consortial use, i.e. a collection may be made accessible via a single institution website (e.g. QC Department, etc.), a group of institutions (e.g. CUNY), or open-access websites, and also may be published into a workspace that will provide a single point of access to our local content and the Artstor Digital Library.

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Images of the Art Library are courtesy of and © Terry Kattleman.

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