Artstor announced that the Bard Graduate Center has released 2,500 images of exhibitions installed in their Gallery. The Bard Graduate Center is an academic unit of Bard College that offers advanced degrees in decorative arts, design history, and material culture and the Gallery is an intimate environment for viewing loan exhibitions curated by the Center’s faculty, staff, students, or specialized curatorial consultants, frequently in collaboration with renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New-York Historical Society.
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Tags: Artstor, exhibitions, museums, universities
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Artstor announced The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has now made available more than 35,000* images in the Artstor Digital Library. These two extensive collections – Warhol’s Oeuvre and Photographic Legacy Project – provide a thorough presentation of Warhol’s works for the first time, including more than 34,000 original Andy Warhol photographs as well as paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints spanning four decades.
*Image totals may vary from country to country, reflecting Artstor’s obligation to address variations in international copyright.
Tags: Artstor, contemporary, image viewing
Artstor and Larry Qualls have released approximately 32,000 images of contemporary art exhibited in the New York area in the past three decades. This release joins the more than 100,000 images already available in the Larry Qualls Archive, including images of all the major figures equated with contemporary art from the 1980s to the present. This release completes the collection in the Digital Library and is now Artstor’s largest survey of contemporary art.
Because of copyright considerations, only images of works by artists represented by artists’ rights groups with which Artstor has existing agreements — the Artists Rights Society (ARS) and the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (ADAGP) — or with individual artists with whom Artstor has reached agreements, may be made available internationally.
Tags: Artstor, education, exhibitions, image viewing, museums
From The Artstor Blog archive:
If you read a review or article about an interesting museum exhibition you missed you can usually find images of the featured artworks. But have you ever wondered how the works were presented, where they were placed? Which pieces were shown together, and in what order?
Exhibition design is central in museology, also known as museum studies, which asks how to present exhibitions that engage and enlighten the viewer. It’s also of interest to curators, art historians, and even artists, who often want to see what effect context has on artworks. That’s why the Artstor Digital Library offers tens of thousands of exhibition documentation images ranging from the late 19th century to the present.
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The second bit of good news is that the embedded metadata function is now working, so that information travels with the downloaded image. You can view the metadata in a number of ways, e.g. Photoshop (File Info), the Photo Viewers built into Windows or Apple operating systems, or Windows Explorer.
Read more on the Artstor blog.
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Artstor just announced the unveiling of a valuable new addition to their collection: 10,000 architectural photos, plans, sections, and other drawings. And this is just phase I – the collection will be doubling in size. This new content comes via a collaboration with the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. The collection focuses on 20th century modernism and includes both built works and unbuilt projects. Read more here.
Individual ARTstor image downloads have become a nuisance due to the zip filing and extra steps. But they’ve now made it possible to download a whole image group as a zip file, which eliminates a lot of those steps. There’s a quick video here that explains how to do it.
Have a look at the ARTstor blog when you have a chance – there are lots of new content announcements and great ideas for optimally using the collections and features.