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.
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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 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 »