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March 10, 2015

Now available: The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

Jamini Roy, Queen on Horseback. University of Florida: Harn Museum of Art

Jamini Roy, Queen on Horseback. University of Florida: Harn Museum of Art

Artstor and the University of Florida are now sharing more than 700 images from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in the Digital Library.

The images are a selection of artworks representing the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s five core collecting areas: African art, Asian art, modern art, contemporary art, and photography, as well as its holdings of Ancient American art, Oceanic art, and Prints and Drawings before 1850.

As an integral part of the University of Florida, the museum advances teaching and research and serves as a catalyst for creative engagement between the university and diverse local, state, national and international audiences.

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March 10, 2015

Now available: Contemporary artist Howardena Pindell

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and the Garth Greenan Gallery have collaborated to release 20 images of works by contemporary artist Howardena Pindell in the Digital Library.

Howardena Pindell (b.1943) explores issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery, and exploitation through the language of abstraction. She is known for her use of unconventional materials in her otherwise formalist paintings, including string, perfume, glitter, and postcards. Pindell also occasionally works in video.

Pindell was a founding member of feminist art collective AIR Galleries in 1972, and her art has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Pindell’s work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Yale University Art Museum.

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March 10, 2015

Now available: Photographs of art from Mexico by Bob Schalkwijk

Diego Rivera, Cruzando La Barranca/Crossing the Barranca, 1929-1930; Photo: Bob Schalkwijk © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), INBA

Diego Rivera, Cruzando La Barranca/Crossing the Barranca, 1929-1930; Photo: Bob Schalkwijk © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), INBA

Artstor and Bob Schalkwijk have just released more than 2,100 images selected from the photographer’s archives of pre-Columbian, colonial, and 19th- and 20th-century art from Mexico in the Digital Library. The collection in Artstor focuses on murals by renowned artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco, as well as more than 50 artworks by Frida Kahlo. This is the first release of an anticipated total of 3,000 images.

An accomplished anthropological photographer, Bob Schalkwijk began his career in 1960 in Mexico. In addition to his photography of Mexican art, Schalkwijk’s work documents indigenous traditions, culinary customs, sculptures, arts and crafts, and local dress. He has traveled throughout four continents and most of Mexico focusing on people, their environment, and their culture. His archives of more than 400,000 photographs range from portraits to landscapes throughout the world.

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March 10, 2015

New agreement: Richard S. Ellis, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology (Bryn Mawr College)

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and Bryn Mawr College are collaborating to release nearly 1,000 photographs in the Digital Library by Richard S. Ellis of buildings and archaeological sites in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Greece, Egypt, and Sudan. The images will also be available through the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP).

Richard S. Ellis, Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, taught at Bryn Mawr College from 1973 to 2004. He is the author of a book, Foundation Deposits in Ancient Mesopotamia, and numerous articles on the art and archaeology of Mesopotamia and Turkey. He directed the Bryn Mawr College excavations at Gritille on the Euphrates in Turkey, a site which ranged from the Neolithic through Medieval periods.

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March 4, 2015

Now available: Contemporary architecture in Mexico from Art on File

Fernando Romero, Soumaya Museum; overview, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico. Image and original data provided by Art on File; artonfile.com

Fernando Romero, Soumaya Museum; overview, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico. Image and original data provided by Art on File; artonfile.com

Artstor Digital Library and Art on File are now sharing more than 1,500 new direct-digital capture photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Mexico City.

The focus of this release is on the most recent developments in the architectural evolution of the city, as well as modernist buildings, UNESCO world heritage sites, iconic murals, historic parks, monuments, and colonial edifices.

Sites and locations documented include the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Arditti + RDT Architects; the National Museum of Anthropology, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Jorge Campuzano, and Rafael Mijares; Soumaya Museum, LAR + Fernando Romero; Plaza Juarez Complex, Legorreta + Legorreta Architects; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro Gonzales de Leon; Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez; XXI Century National Film Archive, Rojkind Arquitectos; Arcos Bosques, Teodoro Gonzales de Leon; Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral; Spain’s Cultural Center, Javier Sanchez; and Museo Estudio Diego Rivera, Juan O’Gorman.

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March 4, 2015

Additional contemporary Asian Art from the Asia Art Archive

aaa-logoArtstor and the Asia Art Archive (AAA) are now sharing approximately 9,900 images of contemporary Asian art in the Digital Library. The AAA’s extensive collection of material includes contemporary artists in several Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Pakistan, as well as artists of Asian descent active worldwide and artists of non-Asian descent living in Asia. Selections from the portfolios of individual artists will be included, materials from personal archives donated by artists, art historians, and critics, as well as documentation of contemporary art installations and art events (exhibitions, biennials, triennials, etc.) from across Asia.

Based in Hong Kong, Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organization and registered charity dedicated to the documentation of the recent history of visual art from Asia within an international context. Initiated in 2000, AAA’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make information on contemporary Asian art easily accessible in order to facilitate understanding, research and writing in the field. Over the course of ten short years of collecting and documenting, AAA has amassed the world’s most comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material on contemporary Asian art in the field.

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February 23, 2015

New agreement: RISD Museum

Artstor and the RISD Museum are collaborating to share 3,200 images from the Museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library.

artstor_logo_rgb2The RISD Museum is an internationally renowned art museum distinguished by its relationship to one of the world’s leading colleges of art and design. Founded alongside the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1877, the Museum houses seven curatorial departments and approximately 100,000 objects dating from 3700 BCE to the present day, and featuring major figures in the history of visual art and culture. Highlights include one of the nation’s finest collections of costume and textiles, with more than 26,000 objects created since 1500 BCE; the world’s largest collection of Gorham silver, housed in the first museum wing devoted to American decorative arts; a 12th-century seated Buddha, one of the largest Japanese statues in the United States; and significant collections of ancient Egyptian objects, Impressionist paintings, contemporary British art, 20th- and 21st-century design, and more.

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February 2, 2015

New agreement: Exhibition installation photographs from the Bard Graduate Center

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and the Bard Graduate Center are collaborating to share approximately 1,400 exhibition installation photographs in the Artstor Digital Library.

The Bard Graduate Center (BGC) is a graduate research institute of Bard College specializing in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture. The BGC opened in New York City in 1993. Its Gallery is an intimate environment for viewing exhibitions curated by the Center’s faculty, staff, students, or specialized curatorial consultants, sometimes in collaboration with renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New-York Historical Society.

The Main Gallery annually presents two exhibitions, with related programming, centering on the decorative arts and design. Many exhibitions consider issues and ideas outside the established canons of art history. For example, the BGC has organized monographic exhibitions that examined specific architect-designers and thematic ones addressing the role of women in the history of 20th century design.

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February 2, 2015

New agreement: works by Abby Williams Hill from the University of Puget Sound

artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and the University of Puget Sound are collaborating to release 150 images of works by the painter, activist, and writer Abby Williams Hill in the Digital Library.

Abby Williams Hill (b.1861) is best known for her commissions for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railways. Her railway works were exhibited at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, the Lewis & Clark Exposition in Portland in 1905, the Jamestown Tricentennial in 1907, and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909. These pieces, along with her other landscapes, offer a rich portrait of the natural landscape of the American West during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The accompanying archive of papers and personal materials offer insight into Hill’s life and provides an example of the American experience between the Civil War and World War II.

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February 2, 2015

Now available: Selections from the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Meissen Porcelain Factory, Figurines of Pug Dogs, Mid 18th century. Image © Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden

Meissen Porcelain Factory, Figurines of Pug Dogs, Mid 18th century. Image © Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden

Artstor has released approximately 1,000 images from the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens’ permanent collection in the Digital Library.

Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and renovated the property with the intention of leaving it as a museum that would inspire and educate the public. The Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens opened as a public institution in 1977, endowing the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, six working greenhouses boasting one of the country’s finest orchid collections, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy.

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