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Kingfisher with Irises and Pinks by Katsushika Hokusai
"Kingfisher with Irises and Pinks" by Katsushika Hokusai. Retrieved from CAMIO database.
The Art Institute of Chicago Collection
View the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago digitally, many images have the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.
Digital Public Library of America
"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world." -DPLA site. It is a collection of photographs, documents, maps and more under the creative commons 3.0 license platform.
Google Arts & Culture
from the Google Cultural Institute, this site includes artwork and collections from many museums around the world. You can search by artist, medium, place and more.
Imagebase provides high resolution images can be freely used for any purpose.
The J. Paul Getty Search Gateway
Includes collections from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. Some images are free to download via the Getty's Open Content program.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Includes both copyrighted and public domain images from the MET and its collections. You are able to specifically search for public domain images from their collection.
National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery is a Smithsonian Institution who's mission is to "tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation's history, development and culture." NPG now allows you to download a selection of the permanent collection via Flickr.
New York Public Library Digital Collection
Includes thousands of images, manuscripts and ephemera from the New York Public Library collection.
The Open Photo Project offers images free of charge by contributors under the terms of Creative Commons licensing.
Public Health Image Library (PHIL) from the CDC
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PHIL includes images about health and medical science. Most images are available for download under public domain licensing.
Smithsonian Archives of American Art Image Collections
"The image gallery contains over 8,000 photographs, letters, sketches, diaries, and other documents which have been scanned and individually described."
Online repository of free-use images, sound and other media files through the Wikimedia Foundation.
PCC Visual Resource Collection through ARTstor
The PCC Visual Resource Collection was created to enhance the studio and art history curriculum at Portland Community College. The collection contains traditional survey images, along with images of architectural, design and art historical significance not available anywhere else, including art process images, images of work in the PCC campus art collections and images collected on faculty research trips.
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ARTstor Includes more than 1.5 million images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's software tools support viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. You must register to save any images for future reference and to use ARTstor's sophisticated presentation tools. You also must register to access ARTstor from off-campus.
ArtSTOR Public Collections allows anyone to browse individual museum collections without logging in. Accessing ArtSTOR from the PCC Library provides you with more access to museum collections and art.