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Art History & Visual Art – Specialized Topics

This guide provides resources on specialized topics related to art history and visual and material culture.

Getting Started: Latin American Art

This section provides information on resources related to Latin American art, including print books and ebooks, article databases, images, streaming media, and digital resources.

Get started with the Quick Links section of this guide before exploring the resources in this section.


Print materials on art are located in the Music, Art & Architecture Library.
Print materials on related history, aesthetics, and humanities topics can be found at the Koerner Library and/or Rare Books & Special Collections.


Start your search by looking at the Databases section of the general Art History & Visual Art guide.

Then explore the topic-specific databases below:

Articles / Journals

Print & Electronic Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific journal, search by Title here:

For a selective list of print journals related to Latin American art, browse the UBC Library Catalogue with the following subject headings, while using the "Subject begins with" or "Subject contains" search options. Here are a few examples: 


Image showing how to search for periodicals in the library catalogue using subject headings

Select Art Publications

This is a selection of art journals in UBC Library holdings related to Latin American Art:

Cover page for Latin American & Latinx Visual Culture journal    Coverpage image of Chiricu Journal     Cover page of Arte al Dia    Cover page for Art Nexus journal    Cover page of Third Text journal    Cover page of Confluencia journal


  • Latin American & Latinx Visual Culture

    Online coverage: 2019-present 
    Publishes research on Latin American and Latinx visual culture, especially art and film, architecture, and performance art.

  • Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
    Online coverage: 1976-present
    Includes scholarly essays, original poetry, fiction, theatre and art by Latinos and non-Latinos interested in Latino issues.

  • Arte al Dia International
    Online coverage: 2003-present
    (Note: Spanish and English language)
    Publishing for over forty years and specializing in promoting established Latin American artists. 

  • Art Nexus 
    Online coverage: 1997-2011
    (Note: Spanish and English language)  
    Also available in print at the Music, Art & Architecture Library (1994-2021) at: N6502.5 .A78
    Based in Bogotá, Colombia; covers contemporary art in Latin America. 

  • Third Text 
    Online coverage: 1997-present 
    Also available in print at the Music, Art & Architecture Library (1989-2007) at: N1.T44 T485
    Focuses on the fields of art criticism, art history, and cultural studies. Often includes material about Latin America with a postcolonial lens. 

  • Latin American Perspectives 
    Online coverage: 1974-present
    Also available in print at the Music, Art & Architecture Library (1974-1999) at: F1401 .L335
    Discusses critical issues relating to capitalism, imperialism, and socialism as they affect individuals, societies, and nations. 

  • Confluencia (Greeley, Colorado)
    Online coverage: 1985-present
    (Note: Spanish and English language)  
    Features articles and notes encompassing Hispanic art, literature, and culture throughout Spain, Latin America, and the U.S.

Subject Headings & Keywords

Listed below is a selection of art subject headings that can be used for keyword searching in the UBC Library Catalogue.
Click on the links to browse books on specific subjects.

By general Latin American art:

By Latin American artists:

By exhibitions and exhibition catalogues:

By topic in visual and performing arts:

By geograpy:

By related subjects:

By historic period:



Select Books on Latin American Art

Highlighted Resources

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias 

Sourcebooks & Documents