Images on the Web
ARTstor and the library website are always adding new images. However, you may not find what need on ARTstor. These websites contain great collections of images as well:
- Google Art Search
This online tool searches art, design, craft, and architecture websites selected by CCA Librarians. Image results come directly from Google Image Search (not sites selected by librarians).
- WorldImages (SJSU)
Over 50,000 images, including significant art and architecture collections, which "may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes."
- New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Over 600,000 images from the collections of the NYPL, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs...
Historical images of California including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts.
- Victoria & Albert Museum (London)
The V&A is a world-class museum of art and design. The Museum holds over 3,000 years worth of artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures. Their online image database allows you to search for over 1,000,000 works from the V&A's collections, including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and textiles.
- Metropolitan Museum (New York)
The Collection Database is a searchable database of artworks and related materials from the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- San Francisco MOMA
SFMOMA's online collection of modern and contemporary art includes holdings in photography, painting and sculpture, architecture and design, and media arts.
- Historical Anatomies
Creative commons Flickr search
- Google Image Search
Click on Advanced search to limit results by size, filetype and coloration.
- CCA Images and Archives »
This database contains over 3,500 digital images and records for a variety of CCA's image and archive collections.
CCA has been working on digitizing the slide collection since 2004. These images are now available through the ARTstor image database. The slide collection is still available for faculty use, please contact Teri Dowling (tdowling [at] cca [dot] edu) for more information.
A note about using images
Most images you will come across are protected by copyright. Images from ARTstor, the CCA Libraries slide collection and Worldimages are available for your use for educational purposes. Be careful if you use images from other sources, as you may be violating copyright. Just because it's freely available, doesn't mean that it's not copyright protected. Know the rules and use images fairly and conscientiously. For additional information on using and citing images, see our guide on how to cite and go here for more on copyright.