Resource of the Week: ARTstor

Resource: ARTstor

Find out about it from: from Fine Arts Librarian Gary Ginther or by visiting the Art, Art History & Interdisciplinary Arts course guide.

ARTSTOR_103_41822000749117ARTstor currently offers over 1.5 million hi-resolution images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

To begin your search, try using the Library of Congress subject terms. Each image contains searchable metadata to help you find useful results. When you find the photos you are looking for, you can easily create collections on the ARTstor site, download individual images and even export them as a group for use in Power Point presentations. The images can be downloaded for free and used with permission, but be sure to read the individual terms of use for your selected photos.

If you need help accessing and using the ARTstor database or coming up with search words to find just what you’re looking for, be sure to contact Gary Ginther or stop in the Fine Arts Library.

Photo: “Portrait of Queen Hortense” by Francois-Pascal-Simon Gerard

Featured image photo: “Improvisation No. 28 (War)” by Wassily Kandinsky