The Mauritshuis is home to the very best of Dutch Golden Age painting. More than two hundred key works from Dutch and Flemish masters are on display in the intimate rooms of this seventeenth-century mansion in The Hague, ranging from such masterpieces as Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, and The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, to genre paintings by Jan Steen, landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, still lifes by Adriaen Coorte, and portraits by Rubens.
Blog Category: Collection release
Artstor Digital Library and the American Museum of Natural History have released 1,700 images of objects from the Museum’s Division of Anthropology and historical photographs from the Research Library’s Photo Archive.
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its foundation in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
More than 1,500 images of art from Russian museums have been released in the Artstor Digital Library in collaboration with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Scala Archives.
Among the museums included in this release are the Hermitage, the Academy of Science, the Russian State Museum, the Russian National Library, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Open Air Museum, and the Tretyakov Gallery.
This collaboration celebrates the achievement of nine artists: Beili Liu, Lam Tung-pang (recipient of the 2012 Asian Cultural Council award and of the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Best Visual Artist of the Year award), Chongbin Zheng, Fei Cui, Imin Yeh, Mu Xi, Stella Zhang, and Summer Lee. CCCArts, the Foundation’s visual arts program, calls their work “among the most innovative artistic expressions today.”
Founded in 1965, the Chinese Culture Foundation’s goal is to “promote and influence the course of art and culture, contributing to the global discourse with crucial impact.” CCCArts challenges perceptions and encourages risk-taking by bringing critical visibility through open dialogue.
Artstor and Georgetown University’s James J. O’Donnell are collaborating to share 21 images of Deir Mar Musa, a monastic compound north of Damascus, in the Digital Library.
Deir Mar Musa began as a Byzantine watchtower, served as a medieval hermitage and modern monastery, fell into disrepair and neglect, and was then brought back to life a few years ago as a monastic community and place for Christian and Muslim Syrians to meet in mutual respect. O’Donnell’s photographs document the site and its murals, which date ca. 11th-13th centuries.
Artstor and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have released approximately 250 images from the permanent collection of the Museum at FIT.
The Museum at FIT is the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to the art of fashion. Best known for its innovative and award-winning exhibitions, the museum has a collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. The museum is part of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology that has been at the crossroads of commerce and creativity for nearly 70 years.
Included in this release are photographs by Carl Van Vechten of celebrities and notables including writers such as Eugene O’Neill and Sinclair Lewis, actors like Tallulah Bankhead and Gloria Vanderbilt, musicians such as Billie Holiday and Billy Strayhorn; a fantastic selection of drawings, watercolors, and photographs by Ashcan School great Reginald Marsh; and photographs of New York City and its people by Sol Libsohn, Sid Grossman, Charles Von Urban, and many more.
Artstor and the Portland Art Museum are collaborating to share approximately 2,500 images of artworks, with a particular focus on the Museum’s premier collections of Native American and Northwest art.
Remarkable for its depth and diversity, the Museum’s permanent collection of Native American art consists of over 3,000 objects that date from pre-European contact to the present. The collection features important works created by some 200 North American cultural groups and contemporary artists, with especially strong representation of artworks from the Northwest coastal region. Anchored by the world-renowned Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast Art and the encyclopedic Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, the Portland Art Museum’s collection of Native American art is the single most visited and researched aspect of the Museum’s collection.
Artstor and Wangechi Mutu are collaborating to share all the images included in the artist’s two major museum surveys: Wangechi Mutu at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and A Fantastic Journey, a travelling show that opened at Nasher Museum of Art.
Kenya-born artist Wangechi Mutu scrutinizes globalization by combining found materials, magazine cutouts, sculpture, and painted imagery. Mutu is best known for provocative collages that combine drawn elements and image fragments from a variety of media such as fashion magazines, ethnographic journals, and pornography to explore gender, race, war, colonialism, global consumption, and the exoticization of the black female body.
The collection in Artstor will include the entirety of Jacob Lawrence’s The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, the artist’s first historical series, as well as the work of many other important African American artists such as Romare Bearden, Hale Woodruff, Aaron Douglas, and Elizabeth Catlett.