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.

ARTstor announces new content

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Saint Louis Art Museum

ARTstor is collaborating with the Saint Louis Art Museum to share approximately 1,700 images of works from its permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects. The museum’s holdings are particularly strong in Oceanic art, Pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes, and European and American art from the late 19th and 20th centuries, particularly 20th century German art.

Social documentary photographs by Milton Rogovin
ARTstor is collaborating with The Rogovin Collection to share approximately 300 images of Milton Rogovin’s social documentary photography. Milton Rogovin (b. 1909) is best known for his portraits of the poor and working class, and his depictions of their lives, communities, and working conditions.

For over thirty years Rogovin photographed the working people and ethnic communities in the Buffalo area. He later explored the plight of workers, particularly miners, in Appalachia. In 1983, Rogovin expanded his “Family of Miners” series to include workers in Scotland, France, Spain, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Mexico, China, and Zimbabwe.

For more information, visit the Milton Rogovin collection page.

Photographs of American architecture by Dov Friedman
Approximately 560 new photographs depicting historic and contemporary architecture in the United States are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. This first group of images from Dov Friedman focuses on architecture in the United States, particularly in New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. Future releases will include photography from sites in Central and Eastern Europe, including architecture in cities such as Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.

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