Artstor and the Harvard Art Museums are sharing more than 1,100 images in the Digital Library from the permanent collections of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
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Artstor Digital Library and the Mattress Factory are now sharing more than 5,000 images documenting installations exhibited at the museum since its opening in 1977. This is the first release of a projected 12,000 images.
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that specializes in installations created on site by artists from all over the world. The museum’s unusual galleries are located in two creatively reused buildings on the city’s historic North Side. Both buildings house a growing permanent collection, featuring works by James Turrell, Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz, and Rolf Julius, as well as periodical exhibitions.
The Artstor Digital Library has released more than 1,500 additional images from the Rhizome ArtBase, an online archive of new media art, bringing the collection total to more than 3,100 images.
The Rhizome ArtBase is a Web-based archive of works that employ technologies in significant ways and contains more than 2,500 artworks by artists from around the world who use materials such as code, software, websites, games, and browsers to aesthetic and critical ends.
Artstor and the New-York Historical Society are collaborating to release approximately 2,000 images of paintings and sculptures from the museum’s collection and 20,000 images from the library collection in the Digital Library.
The New-York Historical Society, comprising a library and museum, was founded in 1804. The museum, which is the oldest in the city, tells the history of New York and the United States through material culture and art. It has rich holdings in the decorative arts, painting, sculpture, and drawing, as well as a collection of assorted historical artifacts. Its art holdings consist of more than 1.6 million world-class works, including a collection of Hudson River School paintings, iconic genre and history paintings, a variety of American portraits, all 435 of John James Audubon’s extant preparatory watercolors for Birds of America, and 800 works of American representational sculpture. The museum also holds much of sculptor Elie Nadelman’s legendary American folk art collection, which includes furniture and household accessories, as well as paintings, toys, weathervanes, sculptural woodcarvings, and chalkware.
Artstor and the Menil Foundation are collaborating to make available approximately 200 images of highlights from the Menil Collection.
The Menil Collection opened to the public in June 1987 to house, exhibit, and preserve the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Assembled over the course of many decades by the Houston philanthropists, the collection is recognized not only for its quality and depth but also for its distinctive presentation and eclecticism. An actively collecting institution, the Menil Collection contains diverse holdings representing many world cultures and thousands of years of human creativity, from prehistoric times to the present. Today, the collection comprises over 16,000 objects.