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MacLean Visual Resources Center  

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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MDID@SAIC is located at

Log-in using your ARTIC user name and password.


MacLean VRC Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Sat - Sun: CLOSED


Other Image Resources

In addition to the MDID@SAIC database, the Flaxman Library provides a wide selection of image resources. For a complete list visit



MDID@SAIC allows instructors to create image slideshows, which can be shown online and made available for students for study online. Upload your own images or draw from over 150,000 images currently in MDID. The collection is primarily driven by faculty requests, so contact us with image digitization or purchase requests.

MDID is available as an image and research resource for the entire SAIC community. Increased access and presentation tools are also available for  SAIC Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students. Please contact us for full-access privileges at or 312-899-5101


What's New In MDID

Recent works added to MDID. Click any of these images to see the full record in MDID (enter your ARTIC username and password at the login screen).

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Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

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"South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) 'Wall of Love' Mural" by William (Bill) Walker (1971)

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"Self-Portraits: Untitled #16" by Jen Davis (2005)

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"Peter Gordon, Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane, Keith Haring and Willie Smith at a performance of 'Secret Pastures,' choreographed by Jones in collaboration with Zane, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City" (1984)

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The Great Leader Kim Il-Sung and the Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il at Heaven Lake on Mount Paektu" (1983)

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"Gervais" by Gillian Wearing (2010)

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"Housewife" by Duane Hanson (1969-70)

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"Spider Couple" by Louise Bourgeois (2003)

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"Lighter 85" by Wolfgang Tillmans (2010)

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"Pink Pop Lipstick" by Makoto Nakamura (1968)

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"Exactitudes" by Ellie Uyttenbroek (1996-2011)


MDID ImageViewer Replaced By MediaViewer

The previous method of downloading MDID presentations and launching them with the desktop software ImageViewer no longer works this fall because of system upgrades to the classroom computers. Instead you will now use a web-based presentation viewer called MediaViewer. You will find a link to it in the “My Presentations” section of MDID. The presentation will immediately launch in your browser.

For assistance or training you can also contact us at or 312-899-5101 or stop by the MacLean Visual Resources Center at Sharp 507.

MDID MediaViewer Help Document



37 South Wabash Ave 5th Floor
Room 507
Chicago, IL 60603-3103
phone: 312.899.5101
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Christopher Day
Digital Services Librarian
phone: 312.899.5101
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Grace Gaynor
Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant

Joseph Meads
Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant

Aidan Fitzpatrick
Digital Imaging Technician
phone: 312.899.6527
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