VRC Collections

The Art History Department Image Collection in LUNA (login with your CNetID and password first) is the primary repository for images created at the VRC for teaching and research. LUNA contains several collections maintained by the VRC as well as collections contributed by other institutions, including the David Rumsey Map Collection and the Archivision database.

Chinese and Japanese Handscroll Paintings
The Center for the Art of East Asia initiated the Digital Scrolling Paintings Project to support the teaching of classes on East Asian painting. The Scrolling Paintings website has a public-access portion that includes works of art from collaborating institutions, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Smart Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the University of Chicago Library.

Legacy Collections
Learn more about the history of our collections, including the Epstein Archive, Lantern Slide Collection, and 35mm Slide Collection.

Subscription Collections

University members have access to more than 2 million images through the Artstor Digital Library platform, including collections from museums, colleges and universities, and other repositories.


Other Resources

Copyright Resources for Academic Publishing
The VRC’s guide to finding and using high quality images in publications.

Other Art Resources Online
An annotated list of useful resources for image collections, digital humanities projects, cataloging resources, and more.

Header image: Cochrane-Woods Art Center, photograph by David Hartt, 2015.
In-Line Image: Frank Lloyd Wright for Herbert F. Johnson, Tub Desk, 1939.