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February 23, 2018

Now available: over 2,000 images from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Jackson Pollock. Convergence. 1952. Image and original data provided by Albright-Knox Art Gallery. © 2014 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkThe Albright-Knox Art Gallery is contributing nearly 2,100 images* of their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection in Artstor represents the excellence and breadth of the collection, which consists of works in all media and from diverse cultures, with a special emphasis on postwar and contemporary art.

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February 22, 2018

Now available: more than 3,000 images from The Phillips Collection

Paul Klee. Young Moe. 1938. Image and original data provided by The Phillips Collection. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Paul Klee. Young Moe. 1938. Image and original data provided by The Phillips Collection. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

The Phillips Collection has contributed more than 3,000 images* to the Artstor Digital Library featuring a comprehensive selection of works from their holdings of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art.

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February 22, 2018

Now available: more than 200 images from the Menil

René Magritte. Golconda (Golconde). 1953. Image and original data provided by The Menil Collection. © 2014 C. Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

René Magritte. Golconda (Golconde). 1953. Image and original data provided by The Menil Collection. © 2014 C. Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Menil Collection (the Menil) is contributing approximately 200 images* of highlights from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection reflects the diversity of the collection and ranges from African, Etruscan, and Native American objects through Russian icons, Surrealist paintings, and contemporary installations.

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February 16, 2018

Teaching about women’s suffrage with Artstor and JSTOR

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The Awakening. 1915. Henry Mayer. Image and original data courtesy Cornell University – PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography.

Join us for a webinar demonstrating research practices for novice researchers with the topic of the history of women’s suffrage in the United States from the mid-19th to early 20th century.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we will explore some useful collections alongside the rich content and tools available in both JSTOR and Artstor. We’ll show you how you can build a lesson around primary sources including images, historical documents, and contemporary essays debating universal enfranchisement, then connect them to academic research for context.

This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST.

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Can’t make the live event? All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session.

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February 5, 2018

Now available: 9,000 images from the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory has contributed almost 9,000 images* to the Artstor Digital Library documenting installations exhibited at the museum during the last four decades.

This innovative museum of contemporary art, established in Pittsburgh in 1977, has supported hundreds of artists in creating site-specific installations. Starting with James Turrell, the Mattress Factory has for 40 years housed hundreds of works by celebrated and lesser-known artists. This includes many with international reputations, such as Deborah Aschheim, Russell Crotty, Than Htay Maung, Chiharu Shiota, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others. It is a leader in site-specific, contemporary art that pushes the boundaries of artists and viewers.

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February 1, 2018

Artstor at the College Art Association Annual Conference

 

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Emmanuel Wyttenbach, Book cover to an Illustrated Tourist Guide of Noted Summer & Winter Resorts of California, published by: H. S. Crocker & Co., ca. 1870-80. Image and original data provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

College Art Association Annual Conference
February 21-24 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Meet Artstor’s Education & Outreach team in the exhibition hall at booth #336. We’d love to say hello and chat about your work and your experience using the new Artstor.

Are you a faculty member who uses images to teach? If you would be willing to share your experiences with us after the conference, please visit the booth to sign up to for a user research interview with our product team. You’ll get an Amazon gift card–and our eternal gratitude–as a thank you.

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January 29, 2018

Building a new Artstor: 2017 in review

Matthias Buchinger, Calligraphic Trompe-l’oeil Calendar, 1709, image and original data provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

2017 was a big year for Artstor. Not only did we add over 350,000 new images, but we also completely overhauled the Artstor platform, creating a new interface and tools while improving the back-end systems that power the site to increase search speed and reliability. Here’s what changed:

  • Artstor got a facelift with a new, streamlined interface design.
  • Images open on a new page rather than as pop-ups. Pop-ups are difficult to navigate when you aren’t able to adjust your browser settings, as is often the case on computers managed by an IT department. This change also allows you to link directly to an image and its data without opening a pop-up, which is confusing to recipients (especially those who have pop-ups blocked and find a link leads to nowhere).
  • Images are now on a IIIF viewer with fullscreen capabilities and side-by-side comparison mode. Read more about IIIF’s incredible work on their site.
  • We simplified image-group sharing: all registered users can share image groups with other users at your institution, not just faculty. Now, students can collaborate on image groups and faculty can more easily work with students and TA’s to curate groups.
  • Artstor now includes a flashcard mode in the fullscreen image view to study for exams. Read more about this feature on our support site.
  • We increased Artstor’s web accessibility for users with disabilities.
  • Our URLs are now shorter for easier linking in LibGuides, course websites, emails, and more.
  • The entire site is mobile friendly. Direct your smartphone’s browser to library.artstor.org, sign in, and enjoy Artstor’s full set of features. Remember to turn your phone sideways for full-screen views!
  • Image citations are now available in many formats, including APA, Chicago, and MLA style.

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January 19, 2018

Artstor 2017: a kaleidoscope of cultures across the ages

Over the past year, we have released a veritable virtual feast of fresh imagery in the Artstor Digital Library. Thanks to the generosity of many partners we have published 23 collections (additional or enhanced), with hundreds of thousands of images across disciplines. We are now approaching the 2.5 million mark!* 2017 proved an annus mirabilis with something for everyone, from 15th-century feather work to contemporary sculpture.

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December 21, 2017

Now available: additional images from the Museum of the City of New York

Edmund V. Gillon, photographer. Looking south on South Street to the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Lower Manhattan skyline, c. 1977. Image and data provided by Museum of the City of New York.

Edmund V. Gillon, photographer. Looking south on South Street to the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Lower Manhattan skyline, c. 1977. Image and data provided by Museum of the City of New York.

The Museum of the City of New York has contributed approximately 17,300 additional images from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to more than 71,000.*

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