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This month: Art as an antidote to sexist imagery, Reginald Marsh's photographs of Coney Island, new images from the Museum of Natural History and others, cataloging classical architecture in Philadelphia, letter from Artstor's Chairman and President, and more.
Discovery
Left: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Braid, 1941, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, Vergel Foundation. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y., artres.com. Center: Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos | Marble statue of Aphrodite, the so-called Venus Genetrix, 1st-2nd century A.D., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Right: Peter Paul Rubens, Venus Before a Mirror, 1614-1615, Liechtenstein Museum (Vienna, Austria). Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y., artres.com
Finding the Phenomenal Women in Fine Art
"Women's bodies are the go-to sales tactic in popular media and advertising," writes Artstor's Ayesha Akhtar. She suggests an antidote to these unrealistic images can be discovered in fine art.
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Reginald Marsh, (Crowd playing on Coney Island beach.), ca. 1938, Museum of the City of New York. © 2012 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Reginald Marsh's Coney Island

New York artist Reginald Marsh took thousands of photographs at Coney Island as a source of inspiration for his paintings. Much more than artifacts, the photos are fascinating in themselves.
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Releases
Preparing African Buffalo Group, 1934 | Photographers: H. S.Rice, Thane L. Bierwert | Image and original data provided by American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History
Artstor Digital Library and the American Museum of Natural History have released 1,700 images of objects from the Museum's Division of Anthropology and historical photographs from the Research Library's Photo Archive.
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Konstantin Korovin | Trading Pier in the Capital City, 1912 | Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com

Images from Russian museums from the Erich Lessing and Scala archives
More than 1,500 images of art from Russian museums have been released in the Artstor Digital Library in collaboration with the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives and Scala Archives.
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Left: Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel | Evening dress, c.1926. Center:Vivienne Tam | Evening dress | Spring 1998. Right: Anne Fogarty | Dress, 1950-1954 |Images and original data from The Museum at FIT | © The Museum at FIT

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Artstor and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) have released approximately 250 images from the permanent collection of the Museum at FIT.
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Wurts Bros. | New York World's Fair, railroad exhibit, No. 6100, world's largest steam locomotive, May 18, 1939 | Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.) | Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
The Artstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 11,000 additional photos.
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Deir Mar Musa; interior | 11th -13th century | Damascus | Photographer: James J. O'Donnell

Photographs of Deir Mar Musa, Syria
James J. O'Donnell (Georgetown University) has contributed images of Deir Mar Musa, a monastic compound in Syria, to the Artstor Digital Library.
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Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
Artstor and the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco have made available more than 450 images of contemporary works by nine artists of Chinese descent in the Digital Library.
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Shared Shelf Commons
Girard College, Main Building, Philadelphia, USA | Photographer: John C Browne | 1869 | Classicizing Philadelphia  collection The Long Conversation: the Classicizing Philadelphia Project
Philadelphia has developed its own special look through an architectural conversation with ancient Greece and Rome. Bryn Mawr College's Lee T. Pearcy discusses the Classicizing Philadelphia project.
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Letter from the Chairman & the President
Next month will mark ten years since the Artstor Digital Library became available for educational use. Artstor's Chairman and President look back on some of our achievements.
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Take Artstor home this summer
Wish you could access the Artstor Digital Library at home over the summer break? You can! One of the many benefits of registering for an Artstor account is the ability to access the Digital Library away from campus.
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Join our webinars and learn to view, print, and download images, discover ways to use Artstor in the classroom, and more.
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Captions: a) Left: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Braid, 1941, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, Vergel Foundation. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y., artres.com. Center: Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos | Marble statue of Aphrodite, the so-called Venus Genetrix, 1st-2nd century A.D., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Right: Peter Paul Rubens, Venus Before a Mirror, 1614-1615, Liechtenstein Museum (Vienna, Austria). Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y., artres.com; b) Reginald Marsh, [Crowd playing on Coney Island beach.], ca. 1938, Museum of the City of New York. © 2012 Estate of Reginald Marsh / Art Students League, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; c) Preparing African Buffalo Group, 1934 | Photographers: H. S.Rice, Thane L. Bierwert | Image and original data provided by American Museum of Natural History; d) Konstantin Korovin | Trading Pier in the Capital City, 1912 | Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com; e) Left: Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel | Evening dress, c.1926. Center:Vivienne Tam | Evening dress | Spring 1998. Right: Anne Fogarty | Dress, 1950-1954 |Images and original data from The Museum at FIT | © The Museum at FIT; f) Wurts Bros. | New York World's Fair, railroad exhibit, No. 6100, world's largest steam locomotive, May 18, 1939 | Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (New York, N.Y.) | Museum of the City of New York; g) Deir Mar Musa; interior | 11th -13th century | Damascus | Photographer: James J. O'Donnell; h) Girard College, Main Building, Philadelphia, USA | Photographer: John C Browne | 1869 | Classicizing Philadelphia.