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August 12, 2015

The Zen of Agnes Martin

Agnes Bernice Martin, Waters, 1962. Seattle Art Museum; seattleartmuseum.org. © 2008 Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Agnes Bernice Martin, Waters, 1962, Seattle Art Museum. © 2008 Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

To the pioneers of Minimalism, Agnes Martin’s grid paintings were an early source of inspiration. To the Abstract Expressionists, Martin was a peer, whose use of line to cover canvases from edge to edge was not a gesture of Minimal art, but an expression of the AbEx concept of “allover” painting. In her own words, her pale, meditative geometry harkened back to much older ideas. Her art, she claimed, should be recognized alongside that of the ancient’s— the Egyptians, Greeks, Coptics, and, most importantly, Chinese.

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August 7, 2015

Friday Links: Great wave, mysterious sword, and clean cats

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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August 7, 2015

New agreement: Cincinnati Art Museum

cincinnati art museumArtstor and the Cincinnati Art Museum are collaborating to share approximately 1,000 images from the Museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.

Founded in 1881, the Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest arts institutions in the United States, and boasts a rich collection of more than 65,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years. This unique collection includes the ancient art of Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as Near and Far Eastern art, art of Africa and the Americas, costume and textiles, prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative art, and contemporary art.

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August 6, 2015

New agreement: Additional images from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

sfmoma_logoArtstor and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) are collaborating to make 500 additional images of works from the Museum’s collection available in the Digital Library, including 50 selections from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. This collaboration brings the slated total of images from the Museum in the Digital Library to approximately 1,800.

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August 4, 2015

Did you know Artstor helps you download image citations easily?

You can easily generate citations from the Artstor Digital Library to save or export into EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, or Reference Manager. Citations include the creator, title, date, repository, Artstor image ID number, and stable URL for each image.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Select one or more images in the thumbnail page by clicking on them once.
  2. Go to the Tools menu in the toolbar and choose “Save citations for selected images.”
  3. Under the same menu, click on “View and export citations” and choose your preference. That’s it!

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July 31, 2015

Friday Links: drunk museum dates, Michelangelo’s shopping list, and more

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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July 29, 2015

Four new curriculum guides in English Literature

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Good news for English instructors: We have four new Curriculum Guides–collections of images from the Artstor Digital Library based on syllabi for college courses–covering different aspects of English Literature, each created by experts in the field:

British Romantic Poetry by Hugh Roberts, Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine

Gender in Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature and Gothic Literature by Jennifer L. Airey, Associate Professor of English at the University of Tulsa

The Coffeehouse: English Literature and the Culture of the Public Sphere, 1660-1740 by Misty G. Anderson, Professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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July 28, 2015

Did you know you can make notes on an entire image group?

adl_image-group-notesDid you know that once you’ve created an image group you can annotate it for future reference? Registered users can add an image group description to any groups they create, and they can control who can view their annotations. Instructors can make hidden notes for their own reference or create visible notes to add context or instructions for students. For students, an image group description can be a way to takes notes while studying images.

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July 24, 2015

Friday Links: Teenage Mutant Ninja Renaissance artists

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

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July 22, 2015

Create your best syllabus ever at the AP® Annual Conference

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

Raphael | School of Athens | circa 1510-1512 | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

This July 22–26, visit Artstor at the AP® Annual Conference booth 313 to learn about our new AP® Teaching Resources, including Art History, US History, and European History.

Also, join  Dana Howard, Artstor’s Senior K-12 Relationship Manager and an experienced AP® Art History teacher, who will be doing two presentations on Saturday, July 25:

Creating Your Best AP® Art History Syllabus Ever
9:00-10:15 AM, Hilton room 415B
As we prepare our AP® Art History teaching practice to fit a new curriculum framework, designing a dynamic syllabus is the key to a great year. Using the syllabus guidelines established by the College Board, teachers can become chief curators in their classroom, creating a vibrant learning environment of inquiry and discovery. We will explore curating online content that links old favorites to new material in the curriculum. Teachers will draw connections that will enable them to make classroom preparation a creative experience. New pathways to understanding can be charted by drawing on thematic, cross-cultural, and formal relationships in your syllabus. Participants will emerge from this session with ways to create a syllabus to both meet the requirements of the new curriculum and guide students in an engaging learning environment.

Reading Visual Primary Sources in AP® European History (with Paul R. Deslandes, University of Vermont)
2:45-4:00 PM, Hilton room 404
Strong, historically contextualized visual literacy skills can be key to student success in AP® European History. In this session, participants will explore ways to meaningfully integrate the close reading of paintings, prints, cartoons, posters, and photographs into classroom activities. The activities will help prepare students to successfully address exam questions and craft essays from prompts that include visual documents.

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