UofC Collections in ARTstor

Welcome back to campus! During winter quarter 2013, you may notice some differences in available ARTstor image collections. Due to changes in the structure of the ARTstor image hosting program, the University of Chicago will not continue hosting its Visual Resources Center or Archivision Library collections there at this time. Hosted images previously saved to image groups and folders will no longer appear in those places. However, all images from the Visual Resources Center Collection and Archivision Library Base Collection remain active in LUNA. The university’s subscription to the 1-million+ images in ARTstor’s main digital library will continue without interruption.

Please contact the VRC with any questions.

Visualizing Ambient Music with the Scape iPad App

Need a relaxing, ambient break from your studies? Check out Brian Eno’s latest invention, the Scape app for iPad:

[The Scape app] lets users pull together a variety of shapes, backgrounds, and color schemes – each with its own corresponding musical cues —to create their own visual and sonic landscape. There are no proxies to any sort of traditional music creation tools; everything is based on the abstract imagery and the sounds each visual creates.

The app is $5.99 in the iTunes store. Click here for a video demonstration.

LUNA Maintenance, November 5th

LUNA is currently undergoing maintenance. Access to the digital collections may be intermittent. If you have trouble connecting, please consider ARTstor for your image needs this afternoon.

We will update this page when maintenance has completed. Thank you for your patience.

Note: LUNA maintenance is over and access has returned to normal. Thank you.

LUNA Maintenance, October 29-31

LUNA will undergo scheduled maintenance between Monday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 31st. Access to LUNA image collections may be intermittent during this time.

Please consider using ARTstor for your image needs next week. As always, feel free to contact the VRC with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience.

New Media Cabinet Equipment in CWAC Classrooms

CWAC media cabinet equipment panels

Our media equipment in CWAC classrooms is better than ever! Each classroom is now equipped with an HD projector, HDMI and VGA connections, and speakers.

Media cabinet keys no longer required! To turn projection on, simply hit the ON button. To connect your laptop to the projection, choose HDMI or VGA, connect your computer to the appropriate cable (newer Mac adapters now included), and press the appropriate button on the panel. You’re all set!

As always, please be sure to turn projectors OFF when your class is finished.

For more information about Mac projection settings in CWAC classrooms, see instructions here. Feel free to contact VRC staff for an orientation.

ARTstor to Add More Modern and Contemporary Artists

Jose Clemente Orozco, by Edward Weston

ARTstor has signed an Online Art Agreement (OLA) with Artists Rights Society (ARS) on behalf of six additional international visual arts organizations covering more than 10,000 new artists from six countries. This substantially expands the ARTstor Digital Library’s modern and contemporary artworks for subscribers.

The agreements cover the following affiliates of ARS:

VISCOPY – Australia

SODRAC – Canada

VBK – Austria

KUVASTO – Finland

SOMAAP – Mexico

AUTVIS – Brazil

Dr. Theodore Feder, President of the Artists Rights Society, said “We are very pleased to further expand our collaboration and to contribute to the many authorized images offered by ARTstor for the important purposes of teaching, research, and study.

Above: Jose Clemente Orozco, one of the artists to be included in this new agreement, photographed by Edward Weston.

Online Video Channel for Art and Design: ARTtube

ARTtube is the online video channel for art and design by museums in the Netherlands and Belgium.

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, M HKA in Antwerp, Gemeentemuseum The Hague, De Pont in Tilburg and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam will now be publishing videos on ARTtube about art and design. The videos, which are all in high quality, will generally be produced by the museums themselves, based on their own expertise.

ARTtube includes exceptional interviews with reputable artists and designers, plus fascinating portraits of inspirational makers. The museums offer a peep behind the scenes – for example, setting up an exhibition or restoring works of art…

For more information, see ARTtube’s introductory video.

Are You a Chicago-based Artist?

Image from "pause" by 2011/12 Artist-in-Residence Faheem Majeed

Does your work deal critically with issues of race and ethnicity? If so, you might consider applying for this 2012-13 Artists-in-Residence program at the University of Chicago:

The Arts + Public Life Initiative and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture invite applications for their joint 2012/13 Artist-in-Residence Program beginning November 2012 and culminating in a public exhibition at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in August 2013. The program awards a ten-month residency to outstanding Chicago-based artists and collaboratives—with an emphasis on those whose work critically engages issues of race and ethnicity—and provides the opportunity to (1) draw on the University of Chicago’s resources, critical faculty, and student body to develop, advance, and disseminate their work; (2) deepen individual practices through critique, public engagement, skills and knowledge sharing; and (3) create a space where personal inquiry and collaborative relationships can flourish.

Please see the program description for more information.

Images from the History of Medicine

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Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

The purpose of the IHM database is to assist users in finding and viewing visual material for private study, scholarship, and research. This site contains some materials that may be protected by United States or foreign copyright laws. It is the users’ responsibility to determine compliance with the law when reproducing, transmitting, or distributing images found in IHM.

Please note that while IHM makes use of a LUNA browser, the images may not be saved to UofC media groups (and your Cnet login will not work for access to IMH). The images are publicly available, however — and you may download them for educational fair use purposes.

For more information about copyright for these images, please click here.