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.
Last summer we announced that the Renaissance Society Archive was made publicly available through LUNA, and now we are pleased to announce that as of this week, it is now available in ARTstor as well.
ARTstor and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago are sharing nearly 2,400 images of contemporary art and exhibition installation views in the Digital Library. This collection features painting, sculpture, installation, video, performance, and multi-media work by seminal contemporary artists who exhibited at the Renaissance Society, including Nancy Spero, Raymond Pettibon, Francis Alÿs, Eva Hesse, Kerry James Marshall, Shahzia Sikander, and others.
From its opening in 1915, the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago has been a leading space for innovative contemporary art and programming, exhibiting important and challenging work by leading contemporary artists, often early in their careers, before they are shown in major museums and galleries.
You can view the collection in ARTstor or LUNA, and click here for more information on the ARTstor collection or about the Renaissance Society generally.
Via ARTstor Blog
Above image: Thomas Struth. Hörder Brückenstrasse, Dortmund, 1985. Exhibited at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.
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 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.
LUNA will undergo routine maintenance from Monday, June 11th until Friday, June 15th. Access to LUNA image collections may be intermittent during this time.
Please consider using ARTstor for image access this week, and contact the VRC with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience.
The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University shares its digital archive of early American images with LUNA Commons. With over 7,000 images, this collection includes:
graphic representations of the colonial Americas, from Hudson Bay to Tierra del Fuego, drawn entirely from primary sources printed or created between 1492 and ca. 1825.
LUNA Commons collections are contributed by partnering institutions from around the world. Please contact the VRC for a LUNA tutorial.
The LUNA system maintenance and upgrade is now complete. If you have any questions, please contact the VRC.
Are you looking for images of artwork in a certain style or time period, but keep retrieving the same artists over and over? Want to exclude some of the more well-known artists in order to delve more deeply into a topic? Excluding certain words and phrases when searching in databases is often essential. No matter the scenario, the following strategies in LUNA and ARTstor can help you find what you’re looking for.
Excluding Terms in LUNA Searches
In LUNA, Boolean operators don’t work the way you might expect. The “NOT” operator is absent from the advanced search, and it doesn’t work quite right in a keyword search, either. But you can still find what you’re looking for via the following steps:
- Use a dash (-) to exclude a term from an existing search result. If you want to exclude a phrase, you must put a dash in front of every word.
- Do not use quotation marks.
- Example search: house -Frank -Lloyd -Wright (to find houses designed by architects other than Frank Lloyd Wright).
- As always, these terms entered in the keyword search box will only search the collection you have currently selected. To select a new collection, go to “Collections” in the menu bar and select from the list at left.
Excluding Terms in ARTstor Searches
- ARTstor allows you to exclude words and phrases using the Boolean operator NOT. This function works best when used in the Advanced Search.
- To exclude certain words from an advanced search, select “NOT” from the drop-down menu at left. If you are excluding a phrase, be sure to use quotation marks.
- Example search: house NOT “frank lloyd wright” (in creator field)
For more LUNA tutorials, click here. For more ARTstor tutorials, click here. Questions? Feel free to contact us!
Many of us have been reflecting on the work and spirit of Mike Kelley after his passing earlier this week. He presented a solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society in 1988. Photos from this exhibition, as well as images of other works, are available to the public in the Renaissance Society archive in LUNA.
Are you getting strange results when searching in LUNA?
The VRC recently made some LUNA collections public (such as the Renaissance Society Archive). By default, LUNA searches these public collections first.
To change the default to search or browse all collections, always access LUNA from the VRC website or the link below:
You can also change your user settings (including default collections) by following the directions here.
Please contact us with any questions!