Bryn Mawr College’s Albert Winslow Barker Collection in Shared Shelf Commons brings back to light the work of an unfairly neglected American lithographer of the 1930s and uncovers his little-known photographs. And there is much to admire.
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By all accounts, Americans are becoming enthusiastic about soccer in unprecedented numbers. Rumor even has it that a handful of Artstor employees may have sneaked into a conference room yesterday to watch the US team confront Germany (though, when asked about the story, everyone seemed too busy with work to comment).
Of course, the game has long been popular around the world, as you can see from this slideshow of images ranging from the 17th to the 20th century, and from countries including Italy, France, Japan, Ghana, and yes, the United States.
When the weather starts getting unbearable New Yorkers—Artstor staff included—flock to the boardwalks of Brooklyn’s Coney Island or Rockaway Beach in Queens.
This ritual is nothing new and was, in fact, one of the pet subjects of Reginald Marsh (1898 –1954), an American artist famous for his paintings of New York City in the ’20s and ’30s. His city scenes are remarkable for their palpable sense of movement—bodies walk or loiter on street corners, crowds swell as New York’s lights pulsate and glow in the background.
That Marsh’s canvases seem to vibrate is due not only to his staccato brush strokes and bright, reflective colors, but also to his choice of subject matter. Rather than portray New York City’s elite, Marsh turned to everyday people and entertainments. Favorite subjects included burlesque and Vaudeville performers, pedestrians and, yes, public beaches. (more…)
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.
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.
Artstor and the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have collaborated to share more than 1,600 images from the Museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library
This release is composed of prints from the 15th century to the present day, and it brings the current number of images to 4,200 of a projected total of 16,000.
Artstor is collaborating with Donald Woodman to share 200 of his photographs in the Digital Library.
Donald Woodman’s photographs of subjects ranging from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust, and small-town rodeos, have been exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work is included in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Museum of Art and History in Fribourg, Switzerland; the Albuquerque Museum; the New Mexico Museum of Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Butler Art Institute; the Walker Art Center; the Corcoran Gallery of Art; as well as various private collections, including the Polaroid Collection Program. Woodman’s archives are scheduled to join the History Museum Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit Donald Woodman page in Artstor.
- Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives)
- Contemporary Art (Larry Qualls Archive)
- Judy Chicago
- George Eastman House
Artstor and the California College of the Arts (CCA) are collaborating to share approximately 6,000 images from the CCA Contemporary Art Project and 2,800 images from the CAPP Street Project Archive (CSPA).
The CCA Contemporary Art Project is composed of images of current or recently-shown work by emerging and established artists. These images have primarily been collected directly from art galleries for educational purposes. The Capp Street Project Archive documents the process, intention, and realization of installations and temporary projects sponsored by the Capp Street Project since 1983.