Guide: How to cite a Artwork in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a Artwork in MLA style

Cite A Artwork in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a artwork using the MLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the MLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename. Title. Format. City: Gallery, Year Published.


Mitch, Miller. Dialectographer’s Press and Journal. A0 light card - Journal and 'Dialectogram'. Glasgow: The University of Glasgow, 2013.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Author Forename Author Surname, Title, Format (City: Gallery, Year Published).


Debate continues within ethnographic scholarship over the comparative value of outsider and insider perspectives. Anthropologists such as Kate Fox have been somewhat dismissive of insider research, the stance bound into their own sense of status and the validity of their profession (Miller, 2013):

…[Those] who are most ‘fluent’ in their rituals, customs and traditions of a particular culture generally lack the detachment necessary to explain the ‘grammar’ of these practices in an intelligible manner. This is why we have anthropologists (Fox, 2004:3) Miller Mitch, Dialectographer’s Press and Journal, A0 light card - Journal and 'Dialectogram' (Glasgow: The University of Glasgow, 2013).

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