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Blog Category: Collection release

October 8, 2015

Now available: Installations exhibited at the Mattress Factory

David Wallace, Graces Can Be Grown, 2003. Exhibited at the Mattress Factory May 11 to July 15, 2003. Image and original data provided by Mattress Factory. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VISCOPY, Australia

David Wallace, Graces Can Be Grown, 2003. Exhibited at the Mattress Factory May 11 to July 15, 2003. Image and original data provided by Mattress Factory. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VISCOPY, Australia

Artstor Digital Library and the Mattress Factory are now sharing more than 5,000 images documenting installations exhibited at the museum since its opening in 1977. This is the first release of a projected 12,000 images.

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that specializes in installations created on site by artists from all over the world. The museum’s unusual galleries are located in two creatively reused buildings on the city’s historic North Side. Both buildings house a growing permanent collection, featuring works by James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz, and Rolf Julius, as well as periodical exhibitions.

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October 7, 2015

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

Samuel H. Gottscho, Washington Square, c. 1930

Samuel H. Gottscho, Washington Square, c. 1930. Museum of the City of New York

The Artstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release approximately 6,000 additional photos.

This release consists of photographs of the city by Samuel H. Gottscho, who founded his architectural photography firm in 1925. The collection includes pictures made for his commercial clients as well as non-commissioned work depicting iconic portraits of New York’s changing skyline, bridges, and skyscrapers in the years between the world wars.

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October 7, 2015

Now available: Additional images from the Art Gallery of Ontario

Jack Bush, Green and Purple, 1963

Jack Bush, Green and Purple, 1963. Image and original data provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario. © 2014 Estate of Jack Bush / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SODRAC, Montreal

Artstor and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are now sharing approximately 180 additional images from the Gallery’s permanent collection in the Digital Library, bringing the total to approximately 500.

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October 6, 2015

Now available: Donald Woodman

Donald Woodman, Shrines--El Oratario de Lorenzo Lopez Chapel, 2007

Donald Woodman, Shrines–El Oratario de Lorenzo Lopez Chapel, 2007. © Donald Woodman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Collection of the New Mexico History Museum.

Artstor and Donald Woodman are now sharing more than 150 of the artist’s photographs in the Digital Library.

Donald Woodman’s photographs of subjects ranging from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust, and small-town rodeos, have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Museum of Art and History in Fribourg, Switzerland; the Albuquerque Museum; the New Mexico Museum of Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Butler Art Institute; the Walker Art Center; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; as well as various private collections, including the Polaroid Collection Program.Woodman’s archives are scheduled to join the Palace of the Governors Photo Archive at the New Mexico History Museum.

View the collection in the Digital Library.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit Donald Woodman page in Artstor.

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October 6, 2015

Now available: Additional images from the Smith College Museum of Art

Frank Stella, Damascus Gate (Variation III), 1969. Smith College Museum of Art. ©2008 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella, Damascus Gate (Variation III), 1969. Smith College Museum of Art. ©2008 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Artstor Digital Library and the Smith College Museum of Art are sharing more than 5,000 additional images from the museum’s permanent collection, bringing the collection total to more than 13,000 images in the Digital Library.

The Smith College Museum of Art has one of the nation’s finest teaching collections with approximately 22,000 objects. Encyclopedic in scope, the permanent collection has strengths in European and American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as holdings in Asian, African, and Latin American art and Classical antiquities. Of particular note is the depth and quality of the museum’s collections of prints, drawings, and photographs, more than 17,000 of which are housed at the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

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October 5, 2015

Now available: Additional images from Rhizome

Kenneth Hung | 60X1.COM, 9/1/2001 | Image courtesy of Rhizome

Kenneth Hung | 60X1.COM, 9/1/2001 | Image courtesy of Rhizome

The Artstor Digital Library has released more than 1,500 additional images from the Rhizome ArtBase, an online archive of new media art, bringing the collection total to more than 3,100 images.

The Rhizome ArtBase is a Web-based archive of works that employ technologies in significant ways and contains more than 2,500 artworks by artists from around the world who use materials such as code, software, websites, games, and browsers to aesthetic and critical ends.

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October 5, 2015

Now available: Contemporary architecture in Rotterdam from ART on FILE

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), De Rotterdam; overview showing the contrast between the old warehouses and the building. Image and original data provided by Art on File; artonfile.com

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), De Rotterdam; overview showing the contrast between the old warehouses and the building. Image and original data provided by Art on File; artonfile.com

Artstor and ART on FILE have released approximately 1,600 new direct-digital capture photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ architectural capital, in the Digital Library. The second-largest city in the country, Rotterdam offers an impressive overview of modern architecture from the last 100 years.

Sites and locations documented include Arts Center Katenbrecht, Beurs World Trade Center, Cube Houses, Van Nelle Factory, Library de Boekenberg, Erasmus Medical Center, The Rotterdam Tramway Network (Rotterdams Tramnet), Rotterdam Centraal Station, Scheepvaart en Transport College, Schiecentrale/RTV Rijnmond, The New Institute (NAI), Waternet Rotterdam, Wilhelminaplein Subway Station , World Port Center, and more.

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September 23, 2015

New agreement: New-York Historical Society

nyhsLogoArtstor and the New-York Historical Society are collaborating to release approximately 2,000 images of paintings and sculptures from the museum’s collection and 20,000 images from the library collection in the Digital Library.

The New-York Historical Society, comprising a library and museum, was founded in 1804. The museum, which is the oldest in the city, tells the history of New York and the United States through material culture and art. It has rich holdings in the decorative arts, painting, sculpture, and drawing, as well as a collection of assorted historical artifacts. Its art holdings consist of more than 1.6 million world-class works, including a collection of Hudson River School paintings, iconic genre and history paintings, a variety of American portraits, all 435 of John James Audubon’s extant preparatory watercolors for Birds of America, and 800 works of American representational sculpture. The museum also holds much of sculptor Elie Nadelman’s legendary American folk art collection, which includes furniture and household accessories, as well as paintings, toys, weathervanes, sculptural woodcarvings, and chalkware.

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September 16, 2015

New agreement: The Menil Collection

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Artstor and the Menil Foundation are collaborating to make available approximately 200 images of highlights from the Menil Collection.

The Menil Collection opened to the public in June 1987 to house, exhibit, and preserve the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Assembled over the course of many decades by the Houston philanthropists, the collection is recognized not only for its quality and depth but also for its distinctive presentation and eclecticism. An actively collecting institution, the Menil Collection contains diverse holdings representing many world cultures and thousands of years of human creativity, from prehistoric times to the present. Today, the collection comprises over 16,000 objects.

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