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The Bunting Visual Resources Library

The Bunting Visual Resources Library is a combined collection of over 450,000 digital images, color and black and white slides, and mounted photographs illustrating the history of art and architecture from prehistoric times to the present.

As a specialized library, we provide visual resources in support of the academic programs of the University's College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture and Planning. Named in honor of Dr. Bainbridge Bunting (1913-1981), professor of architectural history at the College of Fine Arts from 1948 until 1978, the facility has grown from a personal collection housed in his office, to an integrated, organized educational resource incorporating the latest in images and technology.

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The Mission of the Bunting Visual Resources Library is to support the University of New Mexico's College of Fine Arts and School of Architecture through the expert acquisition, classification and maintenance of the highest possible quality visual resources, while at the same time provide outstanding client services.

Visit the new Lannan Reading Room!

The Lannan Reading Room is the Bunting's new space for meeting, reading and studying! Hold your next class or study session in this cozy room, or just stop by to browse our 4,862 volumes of art, art history and architecture books. The Reading Room has a large monitor with HDMI hookup for presentations, and can accommodate 16 people at our tables. Stop by the Bunting to reserve the room for your class or study group today!

The Lannan Reading Room was named in appreciation of the Lannan Foundation's sustaining financial and material gifts to UNM, particularly the support given to the Land Arts of the American West and the Arts and Ecology programs in the department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts. The 2013 donation of of the Lannan Foundation's art library to the Bunting Visual Resources and Research Library has been facilitated by Distinguished Professor Bill Gillbert, Lannan Chair and founding director of the Land Arts of the American West program. The Lannan Reading Room was dedicated November 18, 2015.


The Bunting Visual Resources Library is located on the third floor of the Art Building (highlighted in red below), room 304.



8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Art Building (#84), Room 304

Mailing Address:

Center for the Arts, BVRL
MSC04 2570
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Telephone: (505) 277-6415


Credits for all images are available here

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