Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2021     Views: 7472

Citing artwork in a museum display follows the structure presented below (include the URL only for virtual/online displays):

Artist, A. A. (Date). Title of work [Description]. Museum Name, Museum Location. URL

Here's a more detailed example for a virtual display:

Colburne, E. (ca.1926). Firs on Sehome Hill, Bellingham, Wash [Color woodcut]. Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.

  • Parenthetical Citation: (Colburne, ca.1926)
  • Narrative Citation: Colburne (ca.1926)

For untitled art, include a description in square brackets only.

For more information see "Audiovisual Materials" pp. 341-347 in the APA 7th Edition Style Guide.

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