Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Artstor additions!

This Fall, Artstor has announced the availability of three new collections through its Digital Collections portal!

In August:

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona is collaborating on a release of nearly 36,000 photographs in the Artstor Digital Library. The Center is recognized as one of the world's finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography.  

In September:
Artstor has just released more than 170,000 new images in Anthropology from three major institutions. The release spans global cultures past and present and includes rare and valuable material including sacred objects and architecture, as well as clothing, jewelry, and tools.

The Réunion des Musées Nationaux and Art Resource are contributing nearly 1,400 images of works from the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, a museum specializing in global, non-Western art from prehistory to the present. This selection centers on some outstanding African collections and also includes a selection of Aboriginal paintings from Australia, as well as other varied works. 

 And in October:

Artstor has just released more than 4,700 new images in the Decorative Arts and Americana from four leading institutions. This eclectic release provides researchers, teachers, and students with a fascinating selection of historical and contemporary objects, including furniture, glassware, ceramics, clothing, and quilts.

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) has contributed 2,784 images of works encompassing all areas of their encyclopedic and unique glass collection and spanning more than 3,500 years of history, from a portrait of an Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has contributed approximately 500 additional images of works from their collections, bringing the total selection available in Artstor to approximately 1,000.  The current contribution provides a broad range of material, including Colonial painting, American folk art, decorative arts, textiles, and costumes. Objects range in period from the Colonial to the present day.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The New York Times "Lively Morgue"

 Tumbler feed from the New York Times--the Lively Morgue

The Times’s picture library was originally part of the art department, not the news department. Once it was consolidated with the newsroom clipping file, however, it came to be called the morgue. Explanations differ as to the origins of that name, but it’s safe to say that the clippings were originally biographical and kept close at hand in case a subject dropped dead around deadline, requiring an instant obituary. Whatever the case, any morgue that includes a bus-sized, helium-filled Bullwinkle hovering over Times Square is a very lively morgue indeed.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Clyfford Still Museum Collection Accessible Online!

 Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum here in Denver announces:

I am proud to launch two new online discovery tools today. More than 2,200 works of art -- approximately 470 paintings and 1,750 works on paper by Still -- are now available in high-resolution images at collection.clyffordstillmuseum.org. More than 1,900 objects from the Clyfford Still Archives are also now public for the first time in the Museum's new research database. Today's launch was first reported by the New York Times.

PH-619 (1930-31) by Clyfford Still