ARTstor adds new architectural and Colby College collections

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ARTstor has added a new architectural collection covering the South Asia and added additional images from its architectural collection of the United Arab Emirates. In addition, a new collection agreement was established with Colby College to add images from their Museum of Art permanent collection.

New Collection Agreement: Colby College Museum of Art
The Colby College Museum of Art is sharing approximately 2,600 images in ARTstor from its permanent collection, which specializes in American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from the 18th century to the present. Highlights from the collection include works by notable artists such as George Bellows, Albert Bierstadt, William Merritt Chase, Chuck Close, John Singleton Copley, Dan Flavin, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Sol LeWitt, John Marin, Agnes Martin, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe, Richard Serra, Kara Walker, James McNeill Whistler, and Terry Winters. Included as well will be 760 works by the American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927). The museum’s holdings also include examples of American folk art, European prints and drawings, Greek and Roman antiquities, and Chinese art and ceramics.

Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia
In collaboration with Cornell University Library, ARTstor has added more than 6,600 photographs of South Asian architecture from the Beyond the Taj collection. Included in these photographs are significant works of architecture, pilgrimage sites, cultural traditions,  monasteries, temples, and rituals. The core of the collection was created by UniversityRobert D. “Scotty” MacDougall (1940-1987), a former Professor of Architecture at Cornell , who was also an anthropologist and practicing architect . MacDougall specialized in domestic, devotional, and vernacular aspects of Asian architectural traditions. MacDougall’s photographs have been supplemented with images of domestic architecture in Sri Lanka and Aiyanar temples in southern India.

Additional images of contemorary architecture from the Arab Emirates
In partnership with ART on FILE, ARTstor has added 1,000 new direct-digital photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture from the United Arab Emirates. The new photographs by Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson focus on Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

These new photographs will join the approximately 9,700 images by ART on FILE already in the ARTstor Digital Library.

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