Fine Arts Reference Desk
Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library
We are located on the second floor of the J. Willard Marriott Library in Suite 2400. We support all departments within the College of Fine Arts and the College of Architecture + Planning, including Architecture, Art and Art History, Ballet, City and Metropolitan Planning, Modern Dance, Film & Media Arts, Music, and Theatre.
The Fine Arts space is available for use anytime the Library is open.
The Fine Arts Desk is staffed:
Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday 1pm - 5pm
The mission of the Fine Arts and Architecture Library is to support the educational objectives of the Marriott Library and the University of Utah in meeting the diverse informational needs of students, faculty, staff, and the general community. In an environment of free and open inquiry, combined with a commitment to excellence and service, the Fine Arts Department provides specialized reference in the areas of the visual arts, art history, architecture, music, ballet, modern dance, theatre, and film and media arts. Patrons are taught to use resources--both electronic and traditional--that will enable them to reach their academic and research goals by bridging the Fine Arts and Architecture Library's resources to user needs.
Fine Arts Collection
The showcase houses unique collections including artist’s books, Latin American avant garde collection, musical scores, and much more! Items in the showcase are primarily for in-house use, and can be obtained by giving a photo identification or UCard to one of our staff members while you use the items. Scanning and copying from most of these items is allowed within copyright.
When viewing an item record, in the tab for “Locations and Request” the description “Fine Arts Library Collection” or “Fine Arts Library Folio” indicates that the item is located in the Fine Arts Library showcase. You may also search for a keyword or subject heading and then refine your search by selecting “Fine Arts Library Collection” from the facets on the left side of the page.
Are you looking for an item that the Fine Arts Library doesn’t own?
Need some help wading through the resources at Marriott Library? Library Guides are here to help!
Libray Guides are brief overviews to the resources available in each discipline. They will tell you where to start your search, the most reputable databases in your discipline, trusted journals, and other helpful information. Still stuck? Ask the Library!
Oral history video interviews, digital collections, and more exploring the life and
work of Professor Lennox Tierney with a focus
on Japanese Architecture and art and the Occupation.
The Utah Artists Project (UAP) is a collaborative academic digital archive
designed to provide access to biographies, bibliographies, and images of
artwork by Utah's visual artists. (L-R) Luke, Erika, Greg, Marie
Utah Arts Festival Archive
Our collaboration with the Utah Arts Festival to capture their history, celebrate their 35th anniversary, and explore their future.
Fine Arts Space
The Fine Arts & Architecture Library offers a variety of technology and print resources. We have a browseable collection of essential reference works and over 90 periodicals that are available for a seven-day checkout (plus more periodicals in our showcase!). We have several Macs scattered throughout our space, as well as:
- Color printer
- Weighted key piano
- Media editing station with features including Final Cut Pro, Blu-ray disc burner, and a VHS and mini DV transfer deck
- Music composition station
- Oversize scanner (scans items up to 11” x 17”)
Fine Arts periodicals are located next to our reference desk. We have a variety of art, architecture, film, theater, music, and dance periodicals that are available for
a seven-day checkout.