Monday, November 7, 2011

The Devil in Giotto

A fresco in Assisi by Giotto was just cleaned. Look what they found! There is always more to know.

Monday, October 17, 2011

ARTstor Tips!

Are you enjoying using our subscription to ARTstor? Go to and look around! Try looking at Trajan's Column for a good example of the richness of this incredible resource. Check this article for a great teaching project

Remember when you use ARTstor, allow pop-ups in your browser and make ARTstor a trusted site. See here for more instructions on how to get the most out of this rich art image database.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Take A Tour

Just stumbled across this new tour of the Anzio Museum. Nice to look around and imagine we can visit and then go out for an espresso and a walk in the Italian sunshine.

Also check out the QTVRs in ARTstor. Log in to and put QTVR in the search box. The Pantheon is particularly nice to view this way.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Our new subscription to ARTstor is up and available for everyone on campus (including the campus groups in Reading, Strasbourg, Merida and elsewhere)! Please go to Library.Artstor.Org and look around. Over a million images of art from around the globe, in beautiful detail!

You can use images with ARTstor's own software or download them to use in your powerpoints and documents.

Most importantly--check out their incredible zoom feature!

Contact me for more information or a tutorial. You are going to love it!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Beginning in July we will start a campus-wide subscription to ARTstor, the leading digital image library. It contains over a million images for teaching and is global in scope! You can explore it at the link here:

We will continue to support teaching with both MDID, the local art image library, and 35 millimeter slides for those who prefer them, but get ready to have an ocean of images available to you!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Yale announces free online access to museum, library collections

NEW HAVEN — Yale University officials announced yesterday that the school intends to be the first in the Ivy League to offer free online access to digital images of millions of objects housed in its museums, archives, and libraries.

No license will be required for transmission of the images, and no limitations will be imposed on their use, which will allow scholars, artists and others around the world to use Yale collections for study, publication, teaching, and inspiration, Yale officials said.

And they have only digitized 250,000 of their millions of objects. From Sioux war bonnets to Mozart manuscripts, more is on the way!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Makes Cleaning out the Basement Worthwhile

Everybody should get started on their spring cleaning now! Look what they found a t Yale University.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Shame Factor

The war we want to forget
Why American art museums are reluctant to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
Seen here, Winslow Homer's "Prisoners from the Front", 1866.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Art School Traditions

The art academies in 19th Century Paris are well documented. Check out England's art school tradition. See some beautiful examples of academic drawing at the Victoria and Albert Museum's website.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Google Art Brings Us Up Close to Great Works

The Google Art Project is making big waves in the museum world.

Fantastic high resolution images with exquisite resolution and zoom, from some of the top museums in the world. Double click on an image to get super close views.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The End of Kodachrome

As every Paul Simon fan knows Kodachrome gave us "the greens of summer and made all the world a sunny day." But the last roll of this legendary film has now been processed at a small photo lab in Kansas. Kodachrome we bid you a fond farewell.