Bowes Art & Architecture Library 

 Entry requirements, Winter 2022

  • Your current, active SUNET ID
  • Visitors: Please contact the Art Library for entry at 650-723-3408 or

New student-designed exhibition: Contours of an Invisible City

Contours of an Invisible City

Designed by PhD student Christian Gonzalez Ho, Rome and Venice are made visible through a combination of elements: antiquarian guidebooks and maps, contemporary photographs, drawings by Piranesi and film clips from Italian directors. The goals of this pilot exhibition are to provide experience in curation while revealing some of our treasures. Our thanks to the Department of Art & Art History for their support in what is hoped to become an annual exhibition.

Lindsay King

Welcome to Lindsay King

August 3, 2022
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

It is my great pleasure to welcome Lindsay King to Stanford Libraries as the new Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library.  Lindsay's first day was Monday, August 1st. Prior to joining Stanford, Lindsay served as the Associate Director for Access and Research Services at the Robert B.

Detail from La Prose du Transsibérian

New exhibition: CODEX comes to the Art Library, new acquisitions 2022

August 3, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Climate change, covid, and textile design are some of the themes explored in this exhibition. Our collaboration continues with Prof. Gail Wight as her labels not only describe the unique features of each work but include how these objects will be used in teaching and learning.

New books

Art & Architecture Library (Bowes) » Stacks » ND237 .H644 M49 2022 F
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes) » Stacks » N6537 .S5283 A4 2021
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes) » Stacks » TT750 .G56 2022 F
Learn more about the Asian American Art Initiative at the Cantor Arts Center.