The ARTSTOR image database has multiple uses – and not just for GRCC art students and faculty! View and reuse high-quality images from the “world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists and are searchable in one easily-navigated repository.”
A new feature allows you to download and save the “detailed view” with title, artist, location, date, materials, school, etc.! New images are added monthly; all images are rights-cleared for educational use. Recent additions to ARTSTOR include modern and contemporary art from the Phillips Collection; graphic photography from Magnum Photos; and, additions from the Scala Archives in Italy.
The Artstor image database has multiple uses for GRCC art students and faculty – but it’s also a great resource for everyone! View and reuse astoundingly beautiful high-quality images depicting a multitude of topics. Artstor images come from the “world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists and are searchable in one easily-navigated repository.” New images are added monthly; all images are rights-cleared for educational use.
Today, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art made history my implementing an Open Access policy. The Met has made “images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of their website. Also available is data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions.” Met content will also soon be available within ArtStor, one of GRCC’s licensed databases, where it will provide students and faculty even more robust search results.
As a GRCC student or employee, you can visit the GRAM for free, along with other local museums, with your RaiderCard! This is an excellent opportunity to see amazing artwork and a beautiful LEED certified building. If you missed the chance to visit the GRAM during ArtPrize, this is the time to visit as the crowds are much smaller. The winner of this year’s competition, Elephants, will be on display through Thanksgiving so see it while you can!
Not able to visit the GRAM? Check out ARTstor in our databases. Some of the art is available for viewing as high quality images that allow the viewer to zoom quite close to see the minute details. Not all the pieces at the GRAM are in ARTstor.