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Ray De Lucia and Matt Kalmenoff working on Killer Whale Group, Hall of Ocean Life, 1967, American Museum of Natural History, Photographer: Alex J. Rota. Image and original data provided by Library, American Museum of Natural History

Ray De Lucia and Matt Kalmenoff working on Killer Whale Group, Hall of Ocean Life, 1967, American Museum of Natural History, Photographer: Alex J. Rota. Image and original data provided by Library, American Museum of Natural History

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…)

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Boris Kustodiyev | Celebration on Uritsky Square in Honor of the Opening of the Second Congress of the Communist International, July 1920 (The Demonstration on Uritsky Square, Comintern); 1921. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y., artres.com; scalarchives.com

Boris Kustodiyev | Celebration on Uritsky Square in Honor of the Opening of the Second Congress of the Communist International, July 1920 (The Demonstration on Uritsky Square, Comintern); 1921. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y., artres.com; scalarchives.com

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. (more…)

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logo_CCCARTSArtstor and the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) are now sharing more than 450 images in the Digital Library that explore the rich cultural nexus between tradition and innovation.

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.

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Deir Mar Musa; exterior | 11th -13th century |Damascus | Photographer: James J. O'Donnell

Deir Mar Musa; exterior | 11th -13th century | Damascus | Photographer: James J. O’Donnell

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.

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Left:   Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier; Jumpsuit, c.1926. © The Museum at FIT. Right:  Designer: John Galliano, Evening dress, c.1997. © The Museum at FIT

Left: Designer: Jean Paul Gaultier; Jumpsuit, c.1926. © The Museum at FIT. Right: Designer: John Galliano, Evening dress, c.1997. © The Museum at FIT

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.

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Reginald Marsh | [Women window shopping.]  | ca. 1940 | Museum of the City of New York | © 2012 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Reginald Marsh | [Women window shopping.] | ca. 1940 | Museum of the City of New York | © 2012 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Artstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 11,000 additional photos.

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.

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pmxArtstor 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.

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor 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.

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Artstor is collaborating with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC to distribute images from its collection of European and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Approximately 30,000 images of art dating back to the 13th to 19th centuries and more than 5,000 images from the Gallery’s 20th and 21st century works, including photographs, will be made available in the Digital Library.

These images include Ginevra de’ Benci (c. 1474/1478) by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), the only painting by the Renaissance master in the Americas; Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1664) by Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675); Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873–1876) by Winslow Homer (1836–1910); Woman with a Parasol―Madame Monet and Her Son (1875) by Claude Monet (1840–1926); and Self-Portrait (1889) by Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). (more…)

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Designer:  James Hadley; Manufacturer: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company | Teapot | 1882 | Baltimore Museum of Art

Designer: James Hadley; Manufacturer: Worcester Royal Porcelain Company | Teapot | 1882 | Baltimore Museum of Art

Artstor and the Baltimore Museum of Art are now sharing more than 2,500 images of works from the permanent collection, including the historical Cone Collection, in the Digital Library.

The Baltimore Museum of Art has an internationally recognized collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. It is best known for the Cone Collection of 3,000 objects bequeathed by Claribel and Etta Cone, two Baltimore sisters who collected 500 works by Henri Matisse, as well as masterpieces by Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh.

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