The Center for Writing Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Navigation: Quick Links

Professor writing on a chalkboard




Writers Workshop: Writer Resources

American Psychological Association (APA): Artistic Works

To cite an artistic work, a typical bibliography entry will appear as follows:

The name(s) of the artists are listed at the head of the entry, last names first. Each name is followed by a description in parentheses of that individual's function (in this example, Van Gogh is the only artist), and a period should appear after the final parentheses. After listing the date in parentheses followed by a period, italicize the title, and specify in brackets the type of art (painting, pottery, statue, etc.). List the location and the name of the institution displaying the work (in this example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

For more specific information, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition) or see the APA style website.