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.
Artstor Introductory Tutorial
Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1889 | The Getty Museum (Accessed via the Getty Open Content Program)
ARTstor and the library website are always adding new images. However, you may not find what need on ARTstor. These websites contain great collections of images as well:
CCA has been working on digitizing the slide collection since 2004. These images are now available through the ARTstor image database. The slide collection is still available for faculty use, please contact Teri Dowling (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Most images you will come across are protected by copyright. Images from ARTstor, the CCA Libraries slide collection and Worldimages are available for your use for educational purposes. Be careful if you use images from other sources, as you may be violating copyright. Just because it's freely available, doesn't mean that it's not copyright protected. Know the rules and use images fairly and conscientiously. For additional information, see our guide on how to cite images and our guide on copyright and fair use.