ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 550,000 high quality images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. While on campus you will see a link in the top right corner that says ‘Enter the ARTstor digital library. Go.’ Click there to access ARTstor. You may create an ARTstor login that will allow off-campus access.
Powered by The Art Genome Project,Artsy creates new pathways for discovering art through 1211+ characteristics. Users can discover works through connections between art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities, creating infinite serendipitous opportunities for discovery and learning. There are over 21,000 images of works by contemporary artists. This database is for discovery only. The images are NOT downloadable.
Bridgeman Education is a database of 360,000 images from museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use. Covering visual culture of every civilization and every period from Prehistory to the present day across continents and civilizations there are images of photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology & ethnography, history, science & medicine, the decorative arts, artefacts and applied arts. Remote access available via mca.edu/labs
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Flickr houses over five billion of the world’s photos. The Commons hosts images from many institutions including the Smithsonian, Getty, Brooklyn Museum, George Eastman House, Museum of Photographic Arts Collections, and NASA.
Getty Research Institute Digital Collections
Digital Collections at the GRI provide free access to a growing number of digitized items from the Research Library, Special Collections, Photo Archive, and Institutional Archives. These materials range from the 15th century to the present and include books, photographs, manuscripts, archives, and works on paper.
Google Art Project
Contains over 30,000 images representing collections from 40 different countries and spanning several centuries. There are some errors in the education section, so use with caution. This database is for discovery only. The images are NOT downloadable.
Offers over 350,00 high quality images with comprehensive descriptive data cover architecture, landscape, woodblock prints, political Americana, artists with AIDS/HIV, maps, ancient inscriptions, and more.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hosts over 370,000 high quality images with comprehensive cataloging data. The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History is an interactive site that may be searched by geographical area, time period, medium, or artist and includes thematic essays.
Offers over 73,000 images of medium quality that are downloadable. Searchable by ‘style’ or ‘ism, medium, subject, and artist. Includes the famous Duchamp urinal.