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unknown (Moche), Vessel (left view), 100-800 C.E., Peru, north coast. Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)

Unknown (Moche), Vessel (left view), 100-800 C.E., Peru, north coast. Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles)

Artstor and the Fowler Museum at UCLA are now making nearly 3,200 images of Andean ceramics collection available in the Digital Library.

The Fowler Museum’s collections include more than 120,000 art and ethnographic objects and approximately 600,000 archaeological objects from ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures around the world.

The Fowler Museum at UCLA was established in 1963 to consolidate the collections of non-Western art and artifacts dispersed throughout the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. As one of the top university museums in the United States, the Fowler initiates research projects, fieldwork, publications, exhibitions, and public programming to enhance the understanding and appreciation of global arts cultures.

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Albrecht Dürer, Hare (A Young Hare), 1502, Graphische Sammlung Albertina. Image and original data: Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Albrecht Dürer, Hare (A Young Hare), 1502, Graphische Sammlung Albertina. Image and original data: Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.

Easter is around the corner, and with it comes the inevitable barrage of images of the Easter bunny. The strange thing is that the only mentions of rabbits in the Bible are prohibitions against eating them in the Old Testament. So what gives?

The underlying idea is that rabbits are connected to the idea of rebirth—not only do they reproduce prodigiously, at one time they were believed to reproduce asexually. The connection of rabbits to rebirth also occurs in non-Christian societies: The Rabbit in the Moon (instead of our Man in the Moon) is a familiar symbol in Asia, and was part of Aztec legend, tying the idea of rabbits to a “rebirth” every night. But other qualities of rabbits and hares also get highlighted in folklore, including their mischievous side, playing the role of cunning tricksters in Native American and Central African mythologies. (more…)

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Claude Monet, Water Lilies,  1919. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1919. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

After the coldest recorded February in New York City since 1934, spring has finally sprung, and we could not be more relieved.

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Jamini Roy, Queen on Horseback. University of Florida: Harn Museum of Art

Jamini Roy, Queen on Horseback. University of Florida: Harn Museum of Art

Artstor and the University of Florida are now sharing more than 700 images from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art in the Digital Library.

The images are a selection of artworks representing the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art’s five core collecting areas: African art, Asian art, modern art, contemporary art, and photography, as well as its holdings of Ancient American art, Oceanic art, and Prints and Drawings before 1850.

As an integral part of the University of Florida, the museum advances teaching and research and serves as a catalyst for creative engagement between the university and diverse local, state, national and international audiences. (more…)

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aaa-logoArtstor and the Asia Art Archive (AAA) are now sharing approximately 9,900 images of contemporary Asian art in the Digital Library. The AAA’s extensive collection of material includes contemporary artists in several Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Pakistan, as well as artists of Asian descent active worldwide and artists of non-Asian descent living in Asia. Selections from the portfolios of individual artists will be included, materials from personal archives donated by artists, art historians, and critics, as well as documentation of contemporary art installations and art events (exhibitions, biennials, triennials, etc.) from across Asia.

Based in Hong Kong, Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organization and registered charity dedicated to the documentation of the recent history of visual art from Asia within an international context. Initiated in 2000, AAA’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make information on contemporary Asian art easily accessible in order to facilitate understanding, research and writing in the field. Over the course of ten short years of collecting and documenting, AAA has amassed the world’s most comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material on contemporary Asian art in the field.
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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and Williams College Museum of Art are collaborating to release an additional 2,700 recently digitized images in the Digital Library. The new images come from the Museum’s African, Eastern, and Ancient collections, as well as its collection of the works of the artist brothers Maurice and Charles Prendergast.

The Williams College Museum of Art contains approximately 12,000 works, representing a broad range of time periods and cultures. Along with holdings in Ancient and European art, the permanent collection emphasizes American Art, Modern and Contemporary art, and the art of Asia and other world cultures. (more…)

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artstor_logo_rgb2Artstor and Rob Linrothe are sharing an additional 3,000 images of Tibetan, Chinese, and Indian monuments and architecture in the Digital Library. Linrothe’s field photography collection has a strong focus on Tibetan sites, particularly petroglyphs, stupas, and monasteries in the Ladakh and Zangskar regions. Linrothe has also photographed the architecture and sculpture of monuments such as Borobudur in Indonesia and Sanchi in India.

View the collection in the Digital Library, or search keywords rob linrothe.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Rob Linrothe: Tibetan and Buddhist Art page in Artstor.

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