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Louvre Online

Louvre Museum's Napoleon Courtyard, at dusk.
Louvre Museum’s Napoleon Courtyard, at dusk.

The Musée du Louvre in France, the world’s most visited museum, recently made its entire collection available online – for free. Art historians and enthusiasts are agog about the richness of the collection, not all of which has been in the public view, until now. The Collections database includes more than 480,000 works in the Louvre and the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix, including works recovered after WWII and still pending return to their legitimate owners, as well as works on long-term loan to French and international institutions.

This online mega-collection will be a huge asset to GRCC art enthusiasts who use the ARTStor licensed database which includes quality images of works of art in worldwide museums and special collections. For other art resources, see the Visual Arts Subject Guide.

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A Display Display?

Check out Archivist/Librarian Mike Klawitter’s Display display – Display Magazine, that is! Published by GRCC since 1964, Display Magazine, a magazine of the arts, features contributions by GRCC students in literature and the visual arts.  Display is available in GRCC’s Digital Archive,  which Mike curates; you’ll want to take a look online!

Display Magazine Display




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Astounding Artstor

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.ArtStor poster with GRCC link

For other art resources, see the Visual Arts Subject Guide.  For other image resources, see the Multimedia & Image Subject Guide.

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Festival of the Arts 2018: June 1-3

2018 Festival poster

Chris LaPorte, past ArtPrize winner, designed the 2018 poster.


Festival of the Arts  is a FREE three-day community event that features several stages of performances, a juried Regional Arts Exhibition, and dozens of food booths run by non-profit organizations. Plus, creative activities for children and adults to enjoy making their own art as well as purchasing art from West Michigan artists. Every purchase at Festival from food to art to t-shirts and posters gives back to the West Michigan community. You’re sure to see your classmates, professors, and their families!

  • June 1-2-3, 2018
  • Friday Noon – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Festival crowds

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New Photography Titles on Display

Photography Display in the LLCStop by to check out the display of new photography books on the Library & Learning Commons 1st floor.  Steven Putt, the Visual Arts liaison librarian curated this display; take a look at the Visual Arts Subject Guide, too!

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