Department of Art & Art History

Ira Latour Visual Resources Collection

The Ira Latour Visual Resources Center (VRC) houses a collection of over 4000 books and related visual materials for the Art and Art History Department. The VRC also holds a reference collection of non-circulating art history books, illustrated books, catalogues raisonee, livres d'artiste, current periodicals, photographs, prints, and non-print media such as CD-ROMs, videos, and DVDs. This collection is made possible due the generous endowment provided by Walter Kohn.

A current catalog of books and materials available in the library can be found on our website at LibraryThing(opens in new window).

Materials MAY NOT be checked out.

Art Opportunities & Related Links

The center provides images to be used for research assignments, course study pages, and lectures. Five computers are available for student access along with scanning stations.

All VRC materials must be used for educational purposes only.

Chico Schoolhouse Art - Next Program -

November 25th & 26th

This program brings creativity into the lives of children ages 8-13 every season.  We have scheduled Schoolhouse Art programs strategically throughout the year to coincide with elementary, junior high, and college school breaks.  We have developed programs to encourage young students to learn the techniques of printmaking, with other programs and artforms to come in the future.  We want to allow our students to have fun exploring art, but also to gain technical skills.   Chico Schoolhouse Art programs are taught by Art & Art History Department students who have experience within each program being taught.  Let your kids have fun learning about art!

Chico Schoolhouse Art - ADULT Program -

Next course to be announced soon - Winter 2020

Chico Schoolhouse Art has been run as a children's art program for the past three years, over that time we have had many inquiries from adults over the age of 14 who would love to join in and learn new artistic skills.  So we are going to run a course just for you!  This two day course will be ran by Brett Day, a recent graduate from the BFA Printmaking program at CSU, Chico.  He will be giving live demos to explain and explore the techniques used to create relief prints.  Students will create a piece of framable art during the course.  Students will also be able to take carving tools with them overnight to work on their pieces in the comfort of their homes.

Hours & Location

Ayers Hall, Room 205

Spring 2020 Schedule                   

8:30am – 8:00pm                                   (Mon. & Tues.)

7:30am - 8:00pm (Wed. & Thurs.)

8:30am – 3:30pm (Friday)

Curator: Rebecca Feldstein,           



Printing for Art & Art History Department Materials ONLY!