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Freer and Sackler Galleries Digitize Collection: Available to All

Great News from the Smithsonian’s Collection of Asian Art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries: More Than 40,000 Masterpieces of Asian and American Art Available for Free Public Use.

A Windfall of Warhol: Rediscovered Photos of a Pop Art Legend


A Windfall of Warhol: Rediscovered Photos of a Pop Art Legend.

“What Do Cats Have to Do With It?” Indeed


LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) announced that they have made 20,000 high quality images of works in their collections available for download for free and unrestricted use! They have also unveiled a new, easy to use, non-heirarchical website to discover works that students can use for research or term papers–or anything else […]

The end of analogue film: Rage, rage against the dying of the dark | The Economist

The youngest crop of [Burley’s] students, all digital natives, have never touched analogue film. So, despite embracing (and teaching) digital photography, Mr Burley also developed a course, now in its third year, which recaps the history of photographic processes, from glass plates to the present day. It is exotic for them to […]

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Where early photography meets extreme hotness

via My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Well, I’m not too sure I should be feeling anything for these young men. They were born c. 1845 and those featured in this poster–for sale–may have died horrible deaths or survived the Civil War, perhaps with awful wounds. Anyway, I’m offering it as […]

Leaving on a Jet Plane?

A groundbreaking look at the artistic community that gave rise to the Italian Renaissance

The Ascension of Christ (detail) from the Laudario of Sant’Agnese, about 1340, Pacino di Bonaguida. Tempera and gold on parchment, 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (44.4 x 31.8 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 80a, verso

Well I […]

Largest Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Artifacts Discovered

This gold strip carries the Latin inscription: “Rise up O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face.” It has two sources, the Book of Numbers or Psalm 67, taken from the Vulgate, the Bible used by the Saxons.

BBC coverage of the find Flickr set […]

ARTstor Adds New Features for Fall

ARTstor sports three new features, all of which require you to have instructor privileges. Faculty members can let me know if they need to upgrade their ARTstor user account with instructor privileges.

The new features are (relevant links to ARTstor’s help pages are below):

Create and save details of high resolution ARTstor images as separate images […]

NPVRC–Online Collection News

Last year and over the summer, the local collection of digital images, which began on a test server at, has grown to over 9,000 images.  Recently, the data was copied to a new server at, and the logistics and space for storing the image files were resolved by Academic Computing. Many of the […]

Explore Thomas Cole

To enrich your enjoyment of the Hudson River School exhibition on loan from the New-York Historical Society on veiw at the SDMA on campus…. […]