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Art 105: Artstor

Ancient Art and Architecture of Latin America (Torres)


Artstor is a digital library of over 2 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Collections consist of contributions from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, artists, and artists' estates.

How to search for images in Artstor:

  1. Go to the Library's Articles & Databases page.
  2. Scroll down the page and click on Artstor.
  3. In the search box, enter terms discussed in class, for example:  olmec   maya   tenochtitlan   moche   bonampak
  4. Find an image and click on it. 

How to browse images by country:

  1. Under Browse, select "Artstor Collection," then "Geography."
  2. Select a Latin American country.
  3. Find an image and click on it.

Options for printing and saving Images in Artstor:

  1. Click on the PRINT button. Print the page from your browser. The Image Information will provide the elements you will need to cite the image.
  2. To download and print an 8-1/2” X 11” image: First, create an account by clicking on the REGISTER link in the box in the upper right corner of the screen. Once you login, you can DOWNLOAD the image. At this point, you may decide whether you want to print out the image or save it.

For more information on how to use Artstor, go to Getting Started.


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