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New database: Index of Christian Art

New Resource

This thematic / iconographic index of Early Christian and medieval art objects is now available to UH students. The Index records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550 (extended in the case of the Morgan and Princeton Library projects to include this manuscript holdings up to the middle of the sixteenth century). Works are largely western, but art from North Africa and the Near East are also represented. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, and these include manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, glass, and so forth. The Internet database presently contains nearly 80,000 work of art records which are accompanied by over one-hundred thousand images in color and black and white. Many of these images have never before been digitized and are published here for the first time.

Library customers may link to the index at or by clicking on the Art Databases link on our website (

Student Art Exhibit Opening

Special Event or Display

You are invited to the opening of a Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the UH Libraries, on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library, Thursday, January 31st, 5:30-7:30.  Refreshments will be served.  The artists come from many colleges and classes.  The artwork represents a range of media, including vector art, photography, acrylic, ink, and mixed. 

Call for artists

Special Event or Display

Work is being accepted for a juried exhibit, January 31-April 15, 2008, sponsored by UH Libraries.  Open to UH students in any major. The exhibit jury includes directors and curators from the Blaffer Gallery, Houston Art League, Lawndale Art Center, Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as UH Honors College and School of Art faculty members.

Submit 2D, ready to hang work in any medium, not to exceed 5'x5' or extend more than 4" from wall, to the Library Administration office on the 2nd floor of the M.D. Anderson Library or the Jenkins Architecture and Art Library.  Work will be accepted until 5 pm, January 16th. 


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