Q. Citing Artwork

Hi! I have a project working with an art piece from the Philadelphia Art Museum and I am having trouble citing the art piece. Would I be able to get someone to look over it and get feedback? Here is the link to the piece: https://philamuseum.org/collection/object/104447


Cassett, M.S. (1881). Woman and a Girl Driving [Oil on canvas]. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, United States. Philamuseum (n.d.). Retrieved from  https://philamuseum.org/collection/object/104447 


Do you have access to the APA manual? If so, I would follow the guidance on p.346 section 10.14 Visual Works 

The example they provide looks like this: 

Wood, G. (1930). American gothic [Painting]. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States.       https://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/6565

I have a few edits: 

1. Only the first letter of the first word of the title should be capitalized. Sentence case as it's called, is the rule for all titles in APA. 

2. I think it's fine to say that the medium is [painting] vs the more specific [Oil on canvas] 

3. After the location (United States), you only need to put the URL. You don't need to add Philamuseum (n.d) 

4. Also omit the words "Retrieved from" -  APA 7 only requires you to use "retrieved from" when you include a retrieval date. This reference does not need a retrieval date because it is a stable URL. 


Hope that helps! 

  • Last Updated Sep 20, 2021
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  • Answered By Jen Hasse

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