Getting Started with Artstor

Introduction of Artstor, the major database of images for the visual arts and allied disciplines.

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Who Can Use Artstor? Should I Register?

Access to Artstor is restricted to individuals at a participating institution. The University of Arkansas provides access to its faculty, staff, and students. Users experiencing difficulty with accessing Artstor are encouraged to examine the Libraries' page on remote access or contact the Fine Arts Librarian.

Artstor offers two levels of access:

  1. General (unregistered) users
  2. Registered users

Unregistered users can search for and view images in public shared folders.

Registered users enjoy these benefits:

  • Access Artstor remotely for up to 120 days
  • Save, organize, and share images using Groups
  • Download individual images or export entire image groups through the download to zip file or PowerPoint features
  • Add their own images to a Personal Collection

Linking Your Artstor Account

The first time you connect to Artstor through OpenAthens, you will see a request to Link your Existing Account or Create a new Artstor account.  

Artstor login screen: link existing account or create a new personal account

This is an Artstor policy for off-campus authentication.  Artstor links your unique OpenAthens numeric identifier with your personal Artstor account and saves you from having to login a second time.   On subsequent visits to Artstor through OpenAthens, you will be automatically logged in to your personal account.

Logged in user on Artstor

Creating a personal account on Artstor allows you to save images to folders, to share folders with other Artstor users, and to download images.  

Read more about ArtStor's privacy policies.