Sarah Lawrence Visual Resources Library contains over 20,000 high-resolution images. Our growing collection reflects the unique pedagogy of Sarah Lawrence faculty and encompasses major areas of Western art, architecture, photography, decorative and graphic arts, as well as art and architecture from various cultures including Classical, Romano-Byzantine, Medieval, Islamic, Ancient Near Eastern, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian. Historical context is provided by supplementary material such as letters, historical photographs, illustrations, and advertisements.
Amica Library contains over 100 000 works of art from the collections of contributing museums worldwide. Cultures and time periods range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. Types of works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as textiles, costumes, jewelry, decorative art, and books and manuscripts.
LUNA Commons Collections contains over 100 000 records and is a free public resource of quality primary source materials with authoritative descriptive data. Users can view and interact with hundreds of thousands of images made available from reputable sources for educational and public use. Available collections include Pre-Historic European Art, African Maps, Political Americana, Soviet Posters, Early Colonial America, and 19th and early 20th Photographs of Architecture, Decorative Arts, and Sculpture.
Go to the Academics tab of MySLC and follow the directions on the page by clicking on the link below:
http://my.slc.edu/ics - Visual Resources Library, Amica Library, and Luna Commons Collections - MySLC login required
The Visual Resources Library, Amica Library, and Luna Commons Collections use LUNA Browser software. The LUNA Browser gives the SLC community, on and off-campus, access to high-resolution digital images. In LUNA, patrons can perform Keyword and Advanced Searches, create their own private Media Groups, Import images from Flickr, and Export Media Groups directly into a PowerPoint presentation. To learn more about LUNA software tools, tips, and guides, click on the link below to visit the: Visual Resources page on LUNA software, or visit LUNA’s website: LUNA Imaging.
ARTstor is a growing digital image library and initiative of the Mellon Foundation available to SLC students and faculty. ARTstor offers over 300 000 images drawn from collections which include The Illustrated Bartsch, MoMA Architecture and Design collection, the Huntington Archive of Asian Art, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, as well as monuments of world art, American art, architecture and visual culture from Colonial to the 20th century.
Grove Dictionary of Art has been created with the latest in online technology to give users a robust and unique research experience. Precise search and browse capabilities allow users to refine their results by source and subject categories. Users can also choose to view biographies, subject entries, or images when searching or browsing. This functionality allows users greater access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images contained within Grove Art Online and over 5,000 entries from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.
In addition to Sarah Lawrence College digital resources, there are a number of resources that offer public domain images and information. To view a list of these resources relevant to Art and Architecture compiled by Visual Resources, click on the link - Public Domain Databases
Customizing the LUNA Browser for Faculty
Faculty members are encouraged to contact Visual Resources to create a LUNA Faculty username and password. This will allow you to Edit Settings/Defaults, choose your Active Media Group, select your Default Collections, and customize which Help Tips you would like to appear. Visual Resources is investigating a feature of LUNA for faculty, called My Uploads, which will allow faculty to import their own media into LUNA. To learn more, contact Visual Resources Curatorial staff by email or telephone at x2300.
In keeping with Visual Resources’ mission to support the Sarah Lawrence College curriculum, faculty may submit SLC course-related digital image requests. To learn more about requesting images, click on the link below. Unfortunately, Visual Resources cannot accommodate student requests at this time. Requesting Digital Images
Visual Resources cannot provide the following:
- Digitize or create 35mm slide images for personal use. Go to the Heimbold Digital Media Lab.
- Generate or incorporate non-SLC course image requests into the permanent archives.
- Convert digital image files (such as .tiff or .jpeg) into 35 mm film slides.
- Provide CD-ROMs, DVDs, flash drives, cables, or other related merchandise. Go to the Sarah Lawrence College Bookstore.
- Make VR digital imaging equipment and software publically available. Go to the Heimbold Digital Media Lab.
- Provide PowerPoint, Photoshop, or other presentation or digital imaging software instruction or assistance (with the exception of the LUNA Browser).
- Circulate or troubleshoot slide projectors, digital projectors, or camera equipment. Contact the Audio Visual Department, x2378.
- Assist with personal or campus computers, the SLC network, or MySLC username and password. Go to Help Desk at Academic Computing, x2458.