ART | library deco, sweet as the moment when art went “Pop”, is an online African American virtual art library, documenting the visual experience of art and literature through the eyes of various artists and institutions in the United States and abroad. The virtual art library was established in May 2013, as a graduate student project by kYmberly Keeton, Founder and Deputy Curator.
The methodology used to develop the virtual art library is in conjunction with the B.GLAM: Black Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums practice that emphasizes providing access to knowledge, information, and archives.
The virtual art library features curated art news & events, original reporting, and a repository. Moreover, students, faculty, and lifelong learners have access to an online comprehensive African American art lib-guide.
ART | library deco’s digital repository space includes African American collections, archives, exhibitions and memorabilia in research areas including history, nostalgia, artwork, photography and genealogy, and literature.
The virtual art library and repository is managed and distributed by NOVELLA MEDIA, L.L.C.
ART | library deco is a member of the Association of African American Museums, the American Library Association, the Society of American Archivists, and the MCN-Museum Computer Network, Archive-it, and the National Art Education Association.