Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University

Artstor and the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University are collaborating to release more than 15,000 images of prints and photographs from the Center’s permanent collection in the Digital Library. A selection of these images will also be made available in Artstor’s Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program.

The Davison Art Center (DAC) collection consists of some 24,000 works of art on paper, mostly original prints and photographs, with smaller numbers of works in other media. The print collection is considered to be one of the most important at any American university. It includes fine impressions of works by Dürer and Northern and Italian Renaissance artists; Rembrandt and his contemporaries; Goya; nineteenth-century French painter-printmakers such as Manet and Millet; and American modern and contemporary artists, especially Jim Dine. The collection includes multiple states of many prints, providing a historical window into printmaking techniques and artists' creative processes. There are also about 600 Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts and strong holdings illuminating the early histories of mezzotint and lithography. 

The DAC's photographs range from calotypes and daguerreotypes made in the 1840s, to work by later photographers such as Lewis Hine and Berenice Abbott, to images by contemporary artists including Duane Michals and Cindy Sherman.

The DAC collection also includes a small number of paintings and three-dimensional objects, as well as contemporary artists' books.