Bishop Study Center - resource


For the Extended Study of Art and Culture
The Bishop Study Center is a resource for all visitors–-with a reference library, study areas, a hands-on collection and interactive opportunities for families. The Bishop Study Center's programs are funded in part by generous educational endowment commitments from Michael A. Singer, the S.F.I. Fund and an anonymous donor.

Whether you are writing a research paper or just interested in reading about a particular artist, movement, culture or medium, the Bishop Study Center contains the information you need.

Reference Library

Our books relate to our current exhibitions and collecting areas as well as museum studies, art and science, gender studies, art theory and religion. Search the library on The University of Florida Libraries Catalog. Please contact Jennifer Infinger, School and Family Programs Manager at if you have a particular research interest or would like a list of available titles. Stop by and we will assist you with your print and online research.


Read features on artists and exhibitions or get up-to-date on the latest art world, art history or museum news and practices with the most recent issues of Orientations, ARTnews, ARTFORUM, African Arts and Museum magazine (AAM). Also explore back issues of Apeture.


Eager to take a look back at a past exhibition? We have Harn catalogs from throughout the years, including Kongo across the Waters, American Selections, Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible, Sense, Style, Presence: African Arts of Personal Adornment, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at 20 Years, The Swamp: One the Edge of Eden, Cuban Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, Monet and American Impressionism and many more.

"Always On" Art Experiences

We invite you to make your first stop the Bishop Study Center--to explore, plan and discover a variety of ways to experience art. You will find multimedia resources, a hands-on collection and activities you can take into the galleries. The knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to answer questions or suggest various resources to enhance your family's museum experience. For more information contact Mimi Stocker, Bishop Study Center Assistant at

Educator Resource Program

Adults can also join our Educator Resource Program to check out curriculum units, children’s books, teaching resources and art games to enhance teaching and learning experiences in your classroom, home or community. Stop by to fill out a borrower’s application and get started!