Franklin Furnace will contribute an additional 5,000 images to ARTstor. These images document events that took place during its first decade of existence. Franklin Furnace and ARTstor had previously agreed to digitize and distribute images and documentation of events presented and produced by Franklin Furnace.

The entire Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives) collection in ARTstor will consist of documentation of artists’ books, performance art, site-specific works, and other time-based ephemeral arts. Since its founding as an “alternative space” in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented what has come to be known as “variable media” art–works that take on new dimensions in each iteration, varying in their contextual meanings and physical deployment. Franklin Furnace’s institutional archives offer a rare and valuable resource that captures the moment, the artist’s concept, and the historical context in which the work was created.

To view this collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives);” or enter the Keyword Search: franklinfurnace.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives) page.