titles of art works

When writing labels or captions for works of art, the artist’s name should be listed with their nationality, birth year or lifespan, followed by the title of their work, the year it was made, media, size, accession number if part of a collection, method of acquisition and photo credit.

Example

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)
“La Grande Odalisque” from the series “Les Femmes du Maroc,” 2008
color photograph
71 x 86 in.
2012.78
Gift of Mary and Donald Shockey, Jr.
Photo by Travis Fullerton

In the above format, media should always be written in lowercase unless the material is trademarked (i.e. Plexiglass).

In running text, the above artwork would be written as such:

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956), “La Grande Odalisque” from the series “Les Femmes du Maroc,” 2008. Color photograph, 71 x 86 in. 2012.78. Gift of Mary and Donald Shockey, Jr. Photo by Travis Fullerton.

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