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Image Resources


The Artstor Digital Library is the most extensive image resource available for educational and scholarly use. Artstor contains more than 2.5 million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

To access Artstor from Bard: from any computer on campus go to library.artstor.org or go the Stevenson Library web page and select Artstor on the “A-Z databases & indexes” page.  Register for an Artstor account to download images, create personal groups and access Artstor off campus.

Institutional Collections in Artstor

Includes the Bard Visual Resources Collection, selections from the Bard Archives, Montgomery Place Collections and Faculty Research Collections. Visual collections from the Bard Graduate Center can be accessed here as well.

Bard College Archives: Digital Collections

Includes the Hannah Arendt Collection, the Blücher Archive, and the Student Newspaper Archive.  Other collections are hosted by Hudson River Valley Heritage, which provides online access to historical materials from New York State’s Hudson River Valley.

Bard Visual Resources Center: Select Online Resources for Images

A curated selection of high quality, online image collections.

360° Panoramas, Digital Reconstructions and 3D Models

A growing collection of online resources, includes architectural sites, ancient cities and other virtual explorations of art and cultural artifacts.

Oxford Art Online

Access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as access to more than 5,000 entries and 500 images from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.