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APA Bibliography: Art Sources

APA Bibliography: Art Sources

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Author: Sydney Bauer
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This lesson introduces how to format a work of art source in an APA bibliography.
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APA Reference List Entry: Art Sources

 
APA provides formatting for various sources of information, but does not provide specific formatting for every type of source. If you have a source that APA does not cover individually, choose a source that is similar to the source you wish to cite and use its format as a guide. 
 
  • To cite a photograph, sculpture, or painting on an APA Reference List include the publication information in the following order (pay close attention to punctuation!): 
Artist's last name, Initials. (Year of creation/publication). Title of work 
italicized in sentence case [Medium of work]. Institution that houses the work, City where that institution is located. 
 
Oldenburg, C. (1988). Spoonbridge and cherry [Aluminum and Stainless Steel].
Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis. 
 
*“sentence case” means that only the first word and proper nouns are capitalized. 
  • To cite a reproduction of a photograph, sculpture, or painting that is found through a print source, follow the citation format above for the original work. 
Artist's last name, Initials. (Year of creation/publication). Title of work
italicized in sentence case [Medium of work]. Institution that houses the work, City where that institution is located. 
  • Then complete the citation by providing The Title of the print source italicized in sentence case, the phrase "By" followed by the print source Author's First then Last name. Then list the city of publication, the state abbreviation, a colon, and then the name of the publisher. Finally, include the page number the image can be found on without any abbreviations. 
Artist's last name, Initials. (Year of creation/publication). Title of work
italicized in sentence case [Medium of work]. Institution that houses the work, City where that institution is located. Title of print source. By Print Source Author's first and then last name. City of publication, State abbreviation: Publisher. Page number. 
 
Oldenburg, C. (1988). Spoonbridge and cherry [Aluminum and Stainless Steel]. 
Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis. Minnesota sculptures: Braving the elements. By Janice Provinkas. Boston, MA: Penguin. 92. 
  • To cite a reproduction of a photograph, sculpture, or painting that is found through an online database or a website, simply include the phrase "Retrieved from.." followed by the name of the database (italicized) followed by a period or the URL for a website (without a period at the end). 
Artist's last name, Initials. (Year of creation/publication). Title of work
italicized in sentence case [Medium of work]. Institution that houses the work, City where that institution is located. Retrieved from Name of Database. 
Oldenburg, C. (1988). Spoonbridge and cherry [Aluminum and Stainless Steel]. 
Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis. Retrieved from Jstor.
 
Artist's last name, Initials. (Year of creation/publication). Title of work
italicized in sentence case [Medium of work]. Institution that houses the work, City where that institution is located. Retrieved from www.listtheentireURLoraddressforthewebsitewhereyoufoundtheimage.com
Oldenburg, C. (1988). Spoonbridge and cherry [Aluminum and Stainless Steel]. 
Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis. Retrieved from www.walkerartcenter.org