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Visual Studies

This guide will help you with research related to art history and visual culture.

Using Artstor

The CCA Libraries subscribe to Artstor, the premier image database for art and design research. It contains over two million high-resolution images contributed by museums, archives, universities, and libraries. Every image has corresponding data about the creator, materials used, and location of the original.

To download images, individual users need to create a free Artstor account. Our institutional subscription allows CCA faculty, students, and staff to use Artstor images (with proper attribution) for educational purposes such as research papers, presentations, and lectures. 

Video Tutorials

Artstor updated its interface in July 2017. This video will get you up to speed on the changes. If you are new to Artstor, it will give you a good idea what to expect.

Additional Image Resources

Höch, Hannah. The Dream of His Life1925. Cut and pasted hand-colored photographs and printed paper on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (29.8 x 22.2 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art.