Guggenheim’s permanent collection now available for art educators through ARTstor

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Sunday 08 July 2012.

More than 750 high-resolution images of artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection are now available for educators, scholars, curators, librarians, and students in ARTstor’s Digital Library.

Establishing the Guggenheim’s presence on ARTstor, a resource available by subscription to nonprofit organizations, was an extensive two-year project involving the museum’s curatorial, library and archives, legal, and licensing departments. The collaboration documents the museum’s holdings in modern and contemporary art by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Paul Klee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent van Gogh, among many others. Visitors can sort images by date, title, and relevance, zoom in and pan images, export detailed caption information, as well as print images and save them to PowerPoint and KeyNote.

This release of collection work images is the first of a projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture from the foundation. A second release later this fall will include 5,000 installation views spanning from 1990s to the present from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, more than 1,000 installations views from affiliate museums, and 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

ARTstor’s Digital Library serves more than 1,350 universities, community colleges, museums, libraries, and K–12 schools in 46 countries worldwide. The Guggenheim’s collection will be updated regularly as a growing archive to include additional artwork images and installation views as they become available.

Learn more about the Guggenheim collection in the Collection Online.