Image Resources at Otis
Including Otis Library's Imaging Projects and subscription databases.
Otis Digital Image Database (OtisDID) for teaching and learning. Focus is on art and design history. (Otis Community only)
|Showcase for Otis collections and a repository for Otis archives. Images and materials from the Library, Galleries, Departments and Faculty.|
|Resource on materials: polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based, cement-based materials, metals, natural materials, etc. Optional: To set up a personal account (with Otis email) which will enable you to save materials and searches, click here.|
Resources on the Web
|A library containing thousands of digital movies which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
See also: Internet Archive Book Images on Flickr
Searches Flickr CC-labeled images which may be used under certain conditions such as attribution. Check rights before use. You can also search directly through Flickr Advanced Search.
Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
|Best Copyright-Free Photo Libraries - Links to 12 US Government collections with images in the public domain.|
|MorgueFile contains free high resolution digital stock photography for either corporate or public use.|
|Open Clip Art Library - Clip art images available for downloading and remixing; all images are in the public domain.|
|Open Photo - Moderated photo community with the goal of uniting image consumers and producers through friendly Creative Commons licensing. (Royalty-free images, many of which are free.)|
|OpenGLAM - Portal to Open Access collections with images completely in the public domain. Some museums, including the Getty Open Content and NGA Images, are also listed here. See Open Culture for more resources.|
|Public Domain Pictures - A repository for free public domain images. Not everything is free.|
|Stock.xchng - FREE royalty-free images. (Requires sign-up.)|
|Freeimages - 6000 images. (Require credit.)|
Architecture and Urban Design
|ArchNet - Collection of images, books, maps, drawings, and more of architecture and urban design in the Muslim world.|
|Digital Imaging Project - Images of architecture, historical sites, and more taken by Professor Mary Sullivan at Bluffton U. (Some large, some not.)|
|Totally Free Images - photos come from old books that have gone out of copyright, and US government sources.|
|Public Domain Photos has a growing collection of both photographs and clip art.|
|Emporis - Database of worldwide commerical real estate information and construction data.|
|Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles - Search for murals in Los Angeles County by title and neighborhood as well as by muralist. For graffiti from around the world, check out the Street Art Project of the Google Cultural Institutes.|
Art and Art History
|Many museums are opening their digital images for research, including local institutions like LACMA and the Getty. Other institutions include the Dallas Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rijksmuseum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. (Some sites require registration.)|
|Google Cultural Institute, including the Google Art Project - Images from collections around the world. You can even navigate within some galleries using "museum view."|
|Saskia - High quality images of art history (hundreds are already available in OtisDID, but there may be some we still need.)|
|Smithsonian Collections Search Center - Search across the collections of the Smithsonian's museums and archives.|
|Web Gallery of Art - Survey site with a focus on Renaissance European painting and sculpture|
|Wikimedia Commons - Serves images and other media for Wikipedia. Some hi-res images from the Google Art Project are also available here.|
|World Images - Survey site of art historical images|
Printing and Book Arts
|Database of Bookbindings - Produced by the British Library.|
|Papyrus Collection - The University of Michigan has made its large collection of papyrus fragments available digitally.|
Historical Images and Documents
|American Memory Project - Powered by the Library of Congress, the site offers access to images and documents of US history from different institutions.|
|Calisphere - The California Digital Library offers this collection of images of California history. (Images vary in size.)|
|Civil Rights Digital Library - Contains a plethora of primary sources, including images, sound and video|
|Historical Anatomies on the Web - The National Libraries of Medicine has posted excellent images from many antique books on anatomy.|
|Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection - The online catalog contains many images of items from their collection, some of which are public domain.|
|Photogrammar - Search photographs from the Farm Services Adminisitions (FSA-OWI) that are housed in the Library of Congress.|
|Digital Vaults - Search for materials from the US National Archives using the semantic web.|
|Screen Search Fashion - Thematic guide to 1920s-1930s UK fashion and dress via film archive (no still images)|
|Visible Earth - NASA project. Some of these images may also be available in NIX (NASA Image Exchange), which is available through the OtisDID.|
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High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.
Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?
Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.
Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.
Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm
Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230
David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.
Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.
Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.