Downloadable art 

How to find free-to-use art images available via the University Libraries and beyond.

A painting of vibrant apples by Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh. Apples. Painting. Place: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Retrieved from the library's Artstor database.

Downloadable art 

How to find free-to-use art images available via the University Libraries and beyond.

Vincent van Gogh. Apples. Painting. Place: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Retrieved from the library's Artstor database.

A painting of vibrant apples by Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent van Gogh. Apples. Painting. Place: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Retrieved from the library's Artstor database.

Have you been looking for high-resolution, legal, digital images of artworks? The University Libraries have you covered! There are many thousands of images available to the University of Nevada, Reno faculty, staff, and students.

Artstor

The library subscribes to Artstor, a digital library of more than one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. It’s easy to cite, download, and print images and the rights/licensing information about each image is clearly stated. This essential resource allows you to build personal collections using your own images, those shared by other institutions, or Artstor materials. If you want to create a slideshow, all you have to do is create an image group made up of the images you want and click a button. Boom! Artstor creates an instant PowerPoint file.

Getty Open Access Images

The J. Paul Getty Trust is the world's largest cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy. Although the Getty charges fees to use many of their copyrighted online images, they make all of their digital images to which they hold the rights or that are in the public domain available to the public.

Open Access Art Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are just a couple of the prestigious art institutions that have digitized their collections that fall within legal copyright limits so that the public can freely access and download artworks. In addition, many institutions have joined online digital libraries like the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana Digital Collections to disseminate their images. Although these sites may not always offer the image resolution you need, most are willing to work with you if you contact them directly.

Contact Your Art Librarian!

If you would like one-on-one help finding the image you need, don’t hesitate to contact the University’s Fine and Performing Arts Librarian or visit the Library Art Guide.

About University Libraries

The University Libraries embrace intellectual inquiry and innovation, nurture the production of new knowledge, and foster excellence in learning, teaching and research.  During each academic year, the Libraries welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors across its network of three branch libraries: the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and the Savitt Medical Library. Visitors checked-out more than 90,000 items and completed more than 2 million database searches.

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