Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art Full Text expands coverage and ARTstor adds more MoMA

The art database that Alkek Library subscribes to with the most access to art journals including peer reviewed journals with art criticisms, Art Full Text, has expanded their coverage to include 63 new journals, of which 43 are full text. The new journals cover art subjects from history to cultural studies, including Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. In total, Art Full Text contains indexed articles from over 500 journals, magazines, and other periodicals from 25 years back, which includes full text articles from over 250 journals back to 1997. They also have 800 plus original artist profiles. Read more about Art Full Text.

ARTstor adds Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. The works in the Department of Painting and Sculpture represent a comprehensive overview of major artists and artistic movements from the late 19th century to the present, including masterworks by Umberto Boccioni, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Natalia Goncharova, Frida Kahlo, Vasily Kandinsky, Georgia O'Keeffe, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Fernand Léger, Rene Magritte, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Auguste Rodin, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Vincent van Gogh, and Andy Warhol, among others.* These selections will join two other collections that MoMA has shared through ARTstor for scholarly and educational use: the Architecture and Design and the Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection from The Museum of Modern Art Archives.

Monday, September 21, 2009

2 new faculty Research Reports avalibe on Texas State's eCommons

Two Art & Design faculty have their Research Enhancement Program Final Reports available on Texas State's eCommons, the institutional repository, or a digital collection of the intellectual output of Texas State University - San Marcos. In 2008, Beverly Penn published Genius Loci: The Spirit of Place and Michelle Hays published Layers of Perception: Unfolding Meaning in 2007. Both of these are available on the main Research Enhancement Program Final Reports page.