The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Contemporary & Modern Art

Resources for the study of Modern and Contemporary Art, the period encompassing roughly the 20th and 21st centuries.

Modern and Contemporary Art Books

For a more detailed method of finding books in the Online Catalog, see the Art, Design, and Art History guide. 

Most art books are found in the Library of Congress call number N section. Modern and Contemporary Art encompasses all forms of fine art, design, architecture, craft, film, dance, music, and theater, so you may be browsing other sections of the library.

Use the search box below to search for books that we have in the stacks. Visit here for an advanced search.



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Recommended Modern Art Books

Recommended Contemporary Art Books

eBooks + Reference Online

Need to define an art term, artistic period, or theory? Use reference sources!

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Jstor offers a variety of open access ebooks. Check this database to see if there are any books on the contemporary or modernism.

Using Interlibrary Loan

Search WorldCat or Google Scholar for items worldwide. 

If you cannot access the article or book from the Macdonald-Kelce Library, request it from another library.

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