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How do I cite an artwork from an exhibition?

To cite an artwork from an exhibition, follow the MLA format template. Provide the name of the artist as the author and the title of the work. List the exhibition’s name as the title of the container, followed by the exhibition’s opening and closing dates. Then specify the place where the exhibition was held, including the city, as the location:

Turner, Joseph Mallord William. Dieppe: The Port from the Quai Henri IV. Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time, 23 Feb. 2017- 14 May 2017, Frick Collection, New York. 

For more on citing exhibitions, see our previous post.

Published 1 May 2018

How do I cite a museum exhibition?

To cite a museum exhibition, follow the MLA format template.  Include the exhibition’s name as the title of your source, followed by the opening and closing dates of the exhibition and the museum and city as the location:
Unbound: Narrative Art of the Plains. 12 Mar.-4 Dec. 2016, National Museum of the American Indian, New York.
If the exhibition features the work of a specific artist, begin your entry with the artist in the “author” element of the template:
Cave, Nick. Until. 15 Oct. 2016-Aug. 2017, Mass MOCA, North Adams.
To learn how to cite individual artworks from an exhibition, . . .

Published 24 July 2017

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