The Menil Collection (the Menil) is contributing approximately 200 images* of highlights from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection reflects the diversity of the collection and ranges from African, Etruscan, and Native American objects through Russian icons, Surrealist paintings, and contemporary installations.
Blog Category: Collection release
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago now offers more than 2,600 images* of modern and contemporary art in the Artstor Digital Library.
The Mattress Factory has contributed almost 9,000 images* to the Artstor Digital Library documenting installations exhibited at the museum during the last four decades.
This innovative museum of contemporary art, established in Pittsburgh in 1977, has supported hundreds of artists in creating site-specific installations. Starting with James Turrell, the Mattress Factory has for 40 years housed hundreds of works by celebrated and lesser-known artists. This includes many with international reputations, such as Deborah Aschheim, Russell Crotty, Than Htay Maung, Chiharu Shiota, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others. It is a leader in site-specific, contemporary art that pushes the boundaries of artists and viewers.
Over the past year, we have released a veritable virtual feast of fresh imagery in the Artstor Digital Library. Thanks to the generosity of many partners we have published 23 collections (additional or enhanced), with hundreds of thousands of images across disciplines. We are now approaching the 2.5 million mark!* 2017 proved an annus mirabilis with something for everyone, from 15th-century feather work to contemporary sculpture.
The Museum of the City of New York has contributed approximately 17,300 additional images from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to more than 71,000.*
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is contributing approximately 850 additional images from the permanent collections of four of its museums to the Artstor Digital Library, bringing their total to nearly 8,000.*
The Morgan Library & Museum (The Morgan) has contributed approximately 200 images from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection provides a range of highlights from The Morgan’s European drawings collection from the Renaissance to the 20th century, featuring celebrated works from Albrecht Dürer through Francisco Goya and Paul Cézanne.
The New-York Historical Society (New-York Historical) is contributing more than 21,000 images from its museum and library collections to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection encompasses many aspects of the combined resources of the New-York Historical, including highlights across the diverse collecting areas—American paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, decorative arts and artifacts, and historical photographs.
Alka Patel and the University of California, Irvine have contributed approximately 5,000 images of the art and architecture of historic Islamic sites in Afghanistan and Iran to the Artstor Digital Library.
The School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection at The University of Texas has contributed more than 900 images to the Artstor Digital Library documenting two restoration projects of Mexican architectural landmarks in Oaxaca: the Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán and Teposcolula Open Chapel—elaborate reconstruction initiatives that both began in the mid-1990s.