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November 1, 2018

The curious case of collector Hearst: new selections now available from the William Randolph Hearst Archive

Erich Salomon. The American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst reading telegraphs in his castle “La Cuesta Encantada,” San Simeon, CA. 1930. Silver gelatin photograph. Licensed under CC0

Erich Salomon. The American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst reading telegraphs in his castle “La Cuesta Encantada,” San Simeon, CA. 1930. Silver gelatin photograph. Licensed under CC0

The William Randolph Hearst Archive has contributed 2,050 images to the Artstor Digital Library,* providing an intriguing perspective on the collecting passions of Hearst, the man best known to us as a newspaper baron, and notoriously immortalized on film as the unscrupulous “Citizen Kane.”

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October 10, 2018

Now available: new images and virtual reality panoramas of world architecture from Columbia University

Citadel of Erbil (Arbil), brick houses along wall perimeter. 18-19th century. Erbil, Iraq. Photographer: Zainab Bahrani, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Citadel of Erbil (Arbil), brick houses along wall perimeter. 18-19th century. Erbil, Iraq. Photographer: Zainab Bahrani, 2013. Image and data provided by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

Columbia University’s Media Center for Art History at the Department of Art History and Archaeology has contributed additional material on world architecture to the Artstor Digital Library, including approximately 335 interactive and dynamic virtual reality panoramas and more than 5200 photographs.* The contribution presents ancient buildings and monuments in Iraq and the architecture of Turkey—mostly mosques in Istanbul—from the 15th through 19th centuries.

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September 18, 2018

Divine creation: tracing the rise of Tibetan Buddhism through art

Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul-Spiti, Dankhar Gompa, India. Offering table in front of second Buddha. c. late 17th - 18th century. Detail from mural painting (east corner, south wall) in sNa ka mTshang Hall. Image and data provided by Rob Linrothe.

Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul-Spiti, Dankhar Gompa, India. Offering table in front of second Buddha. c. late 17th – 18th century. Detail from mural painting (east corner, south wall) in sNa ka mTshang Hall. Image and data provided by Rob Linrothe.

An additional contribution of nearly 1,000 images has been made to the Rob Linrothe: Tibetan and Buddhist Art collection in the Artstor Digital Library, bringing the total to over 5,000.* Scholar/photographer Linrothe has provided this unique resource in collaboration with the Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College and Northwestern University.

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July 18, 2018

Now available: College Art Museums collection launch part II

In this second installment of our college art museum collection launch (see our post about the first installment here), the Artstor Digital Library has released 14,000+ images from four additional institutions. Between the two launches, there are now more than 29,000 new images available to Artstor participants.* Highlights from this release include American and European paintings and works on paper, and historical objects from around the world.

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July 3, 2018

Now available: 2,600 additional images from the Williams College Museum of Art

The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) has contributed 2,600 additional images of its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to more than 2,750.* The selection in Artstor represents the Museum’s holdings across Western, African, Eastern, and ancient collections.

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July 2, 2018

Now available: 4,300 additional images from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

James McNeill Whistler. Nocturne. c. 1878. Wash lithograph on blue tinted chine collé. Image and original data provided by the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University.

James McNeill Whistler. Nocturne. c. 1878. Wash lithograph on blue tinted chine collé. Image and original data provided by the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University.

The Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (DAC) has contributed 4,300 additional images of works on paper from their permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library bringing their total to more than 6,300.* The selection in Artstor includes many highlights, with an emphasis on western prints from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries.

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June 26, 2018

Now available: highlights from the Tufts University Art Gallery

William Edward Norton. Untitled. 1876. Oil on canvas. Image and data provided by Tufts University Art Gallery.

William Edward Norton. Untitled. 1876. Oil on canvas. Image and data provided by Tufts University Art Gallery.

The Tufts University Art Gallery has contributed 88 images of its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library.* The selection in Artstor accentuates the museum’s American holdings, predominantly paintings and works on paper from the nineteenth century through to the present.

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June 11, 2018

Now available: college art museums collection launch part I

 

Artstor has now released 15,000+ images in the first part of our launch focusing on college art museum collections.* This release encompasses arts, crafts, and cultural objects in many media from around the world that are curated and housed in art museums at leading universities across America.

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