The California Museum of Photography Collection
The CMP collection is home to approximately half a million objects including incredible photographic prints, negatives, books, technology, and more.
- See the world’s largest collection of stereographic photographs: the Keystone-Mast Collection.
- Explore the largest public collection of cameras in the American West.
- Discover works by California photographers
- View “Fiat Lux,” Ansel Adams’s iconic black-and-white images of University of California campuses.
- Access an exemplary collection of photos by Mexican photographers from the 1980s.
- Learn about historic works by women photographers.
- Unearth unique vernacular photographs.
- Find gems that mean something to you.
The Sweeney Art Gallery Collection
The Sweeney Art Gallery is home to the University of California, Riverside art collection. It includes special paintings, photographs, sculpture, videos, artist books, prints, drawings, and Southern California art since 1990.
- Discover prints from printmaking masters June Wayne, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Sister Corita Kent.
- See sculptures by Yoram Wolberger, Roland Reiss, Isamu Noguchi, Dewain Valentine, and Rachel Lachowicz.
- View drawings, paintings, and mixed media works by Joe Biel, the Date Farmers, Sean Duffy, Reanne Estrada, Jim Isermann, and Gabriela León.
You Are Welcome to Conduct Research
Whether you’re researching photo history, vintage technology, producing an artist documentary, or just a very curious person, everyone is welcome to come explore our collections. Get inspired. Get the facts. All are welcome to come research and explore!
Access Objects Not On Display
Did you know that only a tiny fraction of our collections are on display? See the hidden treasures by scheduling a special research appointment.
TO MAKE A RESEARCH APPOINTMENT
Our research library is closed until April 4th, 2023 and not taking appointments at this time. Please see information on accessing virtual research resources below.
RESEARCH FROM HOME
Explore our virtual collections database here.
Use the Online Archives of California to help.
Search Travel Photo Base, a promised gift to UCR ARTS.