ARTstor Digital Library has collaborated with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University to share nearly 25,000 additional images of Pre-Columbian, African, Native North American, and Oceanic objects. This brings the current available total to more than 28,000 of a projected 154,000 images from the Museum’s collection. (more…)
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Posted in American Art, Asian Art, Collections, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Drawings and Watercolors, Manuscripts & Manuscript Illuminations, Medieval Art & Architecture in Europe, Modern & Contemporary Art, Museums, Native American Art & Culture, Paintings on January 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
ARTstor has collaborated with the Barnes Foundation to share more than 400 images of works from the permanent collection in the Digital Library. The current release features 59 works by Henri Matisse, as well as other works in the permanent collection, including European and American paintings, works on paper, and objects.
The Barnes Foundation juxtaposes these objects from different cultures, time periods, and media in displays arranged by its founder, Alfred C. Barnes (1872 – 1951). In 1922, Barnes established the foundation “to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts.” Having amassed a fortune by developing a new antiseptic silver compound, Argyrol, Barnes commissioned the noted French architect Paul Philippe Cret to design a gallery to house the impressive personal collection of art he had acquired. Today, the Barnes Foundation maintains an art gallery in Merion, PA and also administers educational programs for art and horticulture, a 12-acre arboretum, and Ker-Feal, an 18th-century farmhouse in Chester, PA that displays furniture and other decorative arts. In 2009, the Barnes Foundation announced plans to construct a new facility in downtown Philadelphia, PA that will replicate the installation of the collection in the original galleries in Merion, PA. The new complex, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and scheduled for completion in 2012, will include additional space for art education programs, special exhibitions, and art conservation.
The Barnes Foundation houses one of the most renowned collections of French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early modern art, including masterworks by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Georges Seurat, and Chaim Soutine. Also well-represented are American paintings and works on paper, including works by Charles Demuth, William Glackens, Charles Prendergast, and Maurice Prendergast. The wide-ranging permanent collection is further enriched by examples of African sculpture; Native American ceramics, jewelry, and textiles; Asian paintings, prints, and sculpture; medieval manuscripts and sculpture; Old Master European paintings; ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; and American and European decorative arts and metalwork.
To view The Barnes Foundation collection; go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Barnes Foundation”; or, if you are at your institution or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/barnes
For more detailed information about this collection, visit The Barnes Foundation collection page.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- The Museum of Modern Art: Painting and Sculpture
- Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection (The Museum of Modern Art Archives)
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- The Phillips Collection
Posted in Asian Art, Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects & Interior Des, Museums, Native American Art & Culture on August 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
ARTstor has collaborated with the Seattle Art Museum to make available more than 2,700 high-quality images of world art from the museum’s permanent collection. The Seattle Art Museum is renowned for its collection of Asian art, including works from Japan, China, Korea, India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. Also notable are its holdings in African, American, European, modern and contemporary, Native and Meso-American, and Oceanic and Aboriginal art. The collection in ARTstor features highlights from the permanent collection of nearly 25,000 objects from a wide range of cultures and time periods. In addition, the museum has shared more than 30 outstanding European paintings, which were donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 1961, through The Samuel H. Kress Collection in the Digital Library.
To view the Seattle Art Museum collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Seattle Art Museum;” or, if you are at your institution or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link:http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/seattle.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Seattle Art Museum collection page.
- Asia Society
- Yale University Art Gallery
- Dallas Museum of Art
- The Samuel H. Kress Collection
- Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)
Approximately 2,200 additional images from Canyonlights World Art Image Bank are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. These images focus on archeological sites and architectural monuments in the Mediterranean, Great Britain, and the United States from the archive of original photography by Dr. Susan Silberberg-Peirce. With this final release, the Canyonlights collection in ARTstor now totals more than 6,200 images, including Megalithic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine sites in France, Greece, Italy, and Malta, Turkey; Megalithic and Medieval sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland; and Prehistoric and Native American sites in the Southwestern United States.
To view this collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click on “Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Canyonlights World Art Image Bank);” or search the keyword: canyonlights.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Canyonlights World Art Image Bank) collection page.
- Brian Davis: Architecture in Britain
- QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture (Columbia University)
- Classical Antiquity Lantern Slide Collection (Bryn Mawr College)
- Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College)
ARTstor’s “Native American Art and Culture” collection has two components. The first, made available to ARTstor users some months ago, consists of more than 10,000 high resolution images made from historic photographs richly documenting Native American subjects (portraits, scenes, etc.). These digital images have been made from glass plate negatives collected by or produced under the auspices of the Smithsonian’s Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) beginning in the late 19th century.
The second component of this collection, just now made available to ARTstor users, consists of high resolution images of ca. 2,000 Plains Indian ledger drawings. Plains Indian ledger drawings, mostly produced in the middle to late decades of the 19th century, represent an important indigenous artistic tradition of great and increasing interest to art historians and other scholars. These drawings on paper, often done on the pages of ruled ledger books acquired through trade, continue a long tradition of painting on buffalo hides and other available media.
These two archives are among the most heavily used resources in the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives. This digital version should be invaluable to art historians, anthropologists, cultural historians, and indeed to all scholars, curators, teachers and students who deal with American and Native American art, history and culture, as well as to scholars engaged with the study of cross-cultural encounters.
To locate these images, on the ARTstor “welcome page” just select the Native American Art and Culture from the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution collection; then either use the browsing structure (arranged by tribal group) or simply search the keyword phrase ledger drawing. Or search the latter phrase from any search screen in ARTstor to find these and related images.