New Database - ARTstor

  • November 11, 2020


NU Library now has the database ARTstor on a trial basis through June 2021. You can access ARTstor through our A-Z Databases page, or directly at (If you're off-campus, you'll be asked to login with your PurplePass username & password).

ARTstor offers 3 million images, including photos, artwork, and manuscripts. They are rights-cleared for use in education, and may be used in student papers, theses, and dissertations. If you create a (free) ARTstor account, you can download a high-resolution version of the whole image, or of a zoomed-in area.

Here are just some of the images available right now:

Title: Black American
Location: Oakland, CA
Date: 1989
Collection: Community Murals Collection

DRESCHER 10311270408

Title: Cathédrale de Chartres, Prodigal Son Window
Location: Chartres, France
Date: 1214
Collection: Medieval Stained Glass

ACAVINESSIG 10312301162

Title: The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 1989
Collection: Lehigh University Art Galleries Permanent Collection


Title: The Starry Night
Location: Saint Rémy, France
Date: 1889
Collection: The Museum of Modern Art: Painting and Sculpture

AMOMA 10312310534

And here are some different ways to browse ARTstor's content:

ARTstor Across Disciplines - each category shows a list of featured collections, curated image groups, and suggested search terms.

Collections List - images organized by contributing organization/library/museum

Browse by Geography - images organized by the creator's nationality

Browse by Classification - images organized into 16 different categories