Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Just released in ARTstor: Images from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation


ARTstor and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation have released more than 750 images of major artworks from the permanent collection in the Digital Library. The images document the Guggenheim Museum’s superb holdings in modern and contemporary art by such significant artists as Louise Bourgeois, Paul C├ęzanne, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Paul Klee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent van Gogh, among many others.

This is the first release of a projected 7,000 images of art, exhibition installation views, and architecture from the Foundation. Future releases 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 the museums in Bilbao and Venice, and 200 historical and contemporary photographs documenting the architecture of these three museum buildings.

“The Guggenheim is pleased to join ARTstor in sharing the breadth and diversity of the Guggenheim Foundation’s collection and archives with the educational community,” stated Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. “Education has been a central mandate of the Guggenheim since its founding in 1937. Through this collaboration, the museum further expands its reach by providing digital access to works in our collection, documentation of major exhibitions, and architectural photography of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry buildings.”

Christine Kuan, ARTstor’s Chief Curatorial Officer and Vice President for External Affairs, states: “These important images from the Guggenheim’s superb collections will be widely taught and studied via ARTstor Digital Library’s network of educational and scholarly users—impacting current and future generations of students, scholars, curators, and researchers around the world for many years to come.”

Visit ARTstor to experience the Guggenheim Collection.

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