ARTstor, 1,000,000+ images for teaching, learning, and research

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ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. In addition to traditional images in art and architecture, ARTstor includes ornithological paintings, political cartoons, sheet music covers, and anatomical drawings.

ARTstor collections consist of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.



ARTstore offers copyright clearance for students, faculty, and staff to use images and text for presentations and lectures, course reserves, classroom handouts, student presentations and papers, and research projects.


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ARTstor can be browsed by geography, type of work, or collection (Detroit Institute of Arts, etc.). Additionally, you can search by keyword, title of work, or by creator.


ARTstor info smallAll images have an information link that provides details on the artist, title of the work, type of work (painting, sculpture, etc.) date created, and more.

Once you create a free account, you can save and organize images into image groups, export entire image groups in batches, through the export to PowerPoint feature, access the ARTstor Mobile site, download the free Offline Image Viewer software, and more.

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