Artstor and the Mott-Warsh Collection have made available more than 300 images of artwork by over 125 artists of the African Diaspora. Focusing on art produced after 1940, the Mott-Warsh Collection contains work from major figures and underrepresented artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Ron Adams, Faith Ringgold, Richard Yarde, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, and Whitfield Lovell.
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Posted in African Art, American Art, Asian Art, Collections, Drawings and Watercolors, Museums, Photographs, Prints, Release, tagged Smith College, Smith College Museum on July 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
ARTstor has collaborated with the Smith College Museum of Art to share an additional 4,900 images from the museum’s permanent collection, bringing the total to more than 8,000 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.
The Smith College Museum of Art was founded with the Smith College in 1875. In 2003, the Brown Fine Arts Center — a complex housing the museum, as well as Smith College’s Department of Art and Hillyer Art Library — was renovated and expanded by Polshek Partnership. The Atrium of the Brown Fine Arts Center is decorated with a 43-foot long mural by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, “Nature and the Artist: The Work of Art and the Observer,” which was originally commissioned by the college in 1943.
View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/smith
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Smith College Museum of Art page.
- Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection (Rollins College);
- Davis Museum and Cultural Center Collection (Wellesley College);
- Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin);
- Williams College Museum of Art Collection;
- Yale University Art Gallery.
ARTstor and the Romare Bearden Foundation have collaborated to share nearly 800 images of works by American artist Romare Bearden in the Digital Library. These works represent the breadth of Bearden’s enormous output, from his early paintings executed in a range of styles to his pioneering collage work, which highlights his unique combination of painting and collage materials drawn from popular sources. Throughout, Bearden’s art displays his deep engagement with the African American community and the Civil Rights movement.
ARTstor and the Phillips Collection have collaborated to release nearly 1,000 additional images in the Digital Library. The release includes images of works by artists such as Aaron Siskind, August Sander, Marjorie Phillips, Duncan Phillips, Alfonso Ossorio, Morris Louis, Seymour Lipton, Oskar Kokoschka, John Graham, Lee Friedlander, and Arthur Davies.
March is Women’s History Month, the perfect time to highlight the work of Karen Finley, a world-renowned performance artist, author, and playwright whose work has addressed issues such as sexuality, abuse, and American politics from an uncompromising feminist perspective.
Finley came to national attention when her 1990 grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was vetoed, along those of three other artists, because the content of her work was considered inappropriate. The artists sued and ultimately lost a Supreme Court appeal, but Finley was not deterred. As her struggles with the NEA were already in full swing in 1990, Franklin Furnace—in a bold move, as the organization itself was partly funded by the NEA—presented her installation, A Woman’s Life Isn’t Worth Much.
Posted in African Art, American Art, Collections, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Modern & Contemporary Art, Release, Renaissance, Baroque Art & Architecture in Europe on January 25, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Through a collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate, ARTstor has made available an additional 831 images of Lichtenstein’s works in the Digital Library.
This fourth release of high-quality images of the artist’s work brings the total number of images in the Roy Lichtenstein collection to 2,002 images. (more…)