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Bob Adelman; Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the largest peace demonstration in history at the United Nations Plaza (1967)
AFRICAN AND AFRICAN - AMERICAN STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to African and African-American experiences, traditions, and cultural heritage, which are documented by images of cultural objects, art works, important events, and key historical figures.
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Grant Wood; American Gothic (1930)
AMERICAN STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the people and events that have shaped the history and culture of the United States, which include images of painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, graphic design, and photography, ranging from colonial times to the present.
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Fang African Mask; (c. 19th century )
ANTHROPOLOGY

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the global study of human behavior, societies, and cultures, as represented by images of traditional and contemporary material culture, such as ceremonial masks and objects, as well as photographs and drawings of cultural groups, rituals, and traditions.
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Winchester Cathedral transverse section; Illustration from: Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method. (1921)
ARCHITECTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to architecture and the built environment, including monuments, buildings, drawings, models, plans, and QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas.
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Katsushika Hokusai; Kanagarwa-oki nami ura  (c., 1830-32 )
ASIAN STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the history and culture of Asia, as illustrated by works of art and architecture, from traditional forms to contemporary works, as well as photographs of historical events and figures.
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Attributed to the Berlin Painter; Terracotta amphora (jar)(c. 490 B.C)
CLASSICAL STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the ancient Mediterranean world, as illustrated by images of architecture, architectural decoration, sculpture, vases, mosaics, jewelry, metalwork, and an array of subjects and themes depicted within the Classical tradition.
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Alvar Aalto, Paimio Chair, 1931-32 | The Museum of Modern Art, Architecture and Design Collection | Image provided by The Museum of Modern Art
DESIGN

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to western and non-western design, which include images of drawings, models, posters, advertisements, appliances, furniture, and cars from a variety of periods.
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François-Thomas Germain; Coffeepot (c. 1756-57)
DECORATIVE ARTS

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to western and non-western decorative arts, including a varied selection of images of furniture, tableware, tools, textiles, ceramics, silver, and jewelry from a range of periods.
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German, Cap, 1850-1870 | The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
FASHION AND COSTUME

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to fashion and costume, including images of historical fashion, costumes, designers, and fashion shows.
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Humani corporis ossium caeteris… (Drawing of the bones of the human body from the side…) | Woodcut from Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, 1543 (1st ed.)/1555 (2nd ed.) | Image provided by Daniel H. Garrison, Northwestern University
HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND NATURAL SCIENCE

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the social and historical aspects of the practice of medicine and human beliefs about life, death, disease, and healing, as well as examples of the scientific study of natural objects and organisms throughout the ages.
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Firmin Bouisset; Chocolat Menier (1893)
LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to languages and literature, including images of renowned authors and depictions of literary characters, as well as examples of foreign languages from a variety of cultures around the world.
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Sicán (Lambayeque, Peru) | Funerary Mask, 10th-11th century | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the history and culture of Latin America, including images of works of art and architecture, from traditional forms to contemporary works, as well as photographs of historical events and figures.
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Reiner Ottens; The Celestial Globe Drawn on a Flat Sheet (1729)
MAPS AND GEOGRAPHY

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the study of maps and geography, which include depictions of the physical terrain of geographic regions from a variety of historical periods.
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Old Testament King; (c. 1230-1260)
MEDIEVAL STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods in Europe, which include images of mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, illuminated manuscripts, ivories, churches, and cathedrals.
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Photographed by Arielle Kozloff Brodkey; Great Pyramid complex (1983)
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the study of the history and culture of the Middle East, from Morocco and North Africa to Turkey and Iran, including photographs of important sites, people, and historical events, as well as images of calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, glass, and metalwork.
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Antonio Stradivari; Violin (1693)
MUSIC HISTORY

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to world music throughout the ages, including images of musical scores, composers, performers, instruments, and venues such as concert halls and opera houses, as well as examples of musical iconography.
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Navajo Blanket; (c. 1860-1870)
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the experiences and cultural traditions of Native Americans, as illustrated by historic photographs, including ceremonial scenes and studio portraits of individuals and tribal delegations, and artifacts of material culture such as baskets, textiles, tools, masks, and costumes.
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Julia Margaret Cameron; Paul and Virginia (1864)
PHOTOGRAPHY

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the history of photography, including works by significant photographers chronicling people, events, and places of our time, as well as images documenting the development of landmark processes and technologies, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary prints.
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Ivory Plaque; (c. 962-968 )
RELIGIOUS STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to Western and Eastern religious beliefs and traditions, as represented by images of sacred texts, religious iconography, ceremonial objects, and places of worship, including temples, cathedrals, synagogues, churches, and mosques.
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Antonio del Pollaiolo; Portrait of a Woman Seen in Profile (c. 1475)
RENAISSANCE STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the art and architecture of Renaissance Europe, including prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, buildings, fresco cycles, and other forms of architectural decoration.
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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas; Dancers at the Bar (c. 1900)
THEATER AND DANCE

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to theater and dance, including images of costumes, venues, and staged performances from around the world, as well as portraits and performance shots of notable playwrights, theater directors, choreographers, set and costume designers, actors, and dancers.
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Albrecht Dürer; Adam and Eve (1504)
WOMEN'S STUDIES

This handout highlights ARTstor content related to the history and depiction of women across world cultures, including images of women in a variety of domestic and professional roles, women's rights movements, and representations of famous female figures from history, art, and literature.
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Image credits

Bob Adelman | Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the largest peace demonstration in history at the United Nations Plaza, New York City, April 15, 1967 | © Bob Adelman | Magnum Photos

Grant Wood | American Gothic, 1930 | Art Institute of Chicago | The Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection, University of Georgia Libraries | © Estate of Grant Wood / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY | This work of art is protected by copyright and/or related rights and may not be reproduced in any manner, except as permitted under the ARTstor Digital Library Terms and Conditions of Use, without prior express written authorization of VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666, fax: 212-736-6767, email: info@vagarights.com

Fang African Mask, c. 19th century | The Detroit Institute of Arts

Winchester Cathedral transverse section, Hampshire, England, begun 1070 | Illustration from: Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method. Sixth edition, rewritten and enlarged. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Page 352e | Image and original data from Allan T. Kohl

Katsushika Hokusai | Kanagarwa-oki nami ura c., 1830-32 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attributed to the Berlin Painter | Terracotta amphora (jar), c. 490 B.C. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alvar Aalto, Paimio Chair, 1931-32 | The Museum of Modern Art, Architecture and Design Collection | Image provided by The Museum of Modern Art

François-Thomas Germain | Coffeepot, c. 1756-57 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

German, Cap, 1850-1870 | The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Humani corporis ossium caeteris… (Drawing of the bones of the human body from the side…) | Woodcut from Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, 1543 (1st ed.)/1555 (2nd ed.) | Image provided by Daniel H. Garrison, Northwestern University

Firmin Bouisset | Chocolat Menier, 1893 | The Museum of Modern Art, Architecture and Design Collection | The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Sicán (Lambayeque, Peru) | Funerary Mask, 10th-11th century | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reiner Ottens | The Celestial Globe Drawn on a Flat Sheet, 1729 | Library of Congress | Virga, Vincent, and Curators of the Library of Congress, with commentary by Alan Brinkley (2004). Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States. Charlestown, MA: Bunker Hill Publishing.

Old Testament King, c. 1230-1260 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Great Pyramid complex; view northeast, 27-25 centuries BCE | Giza, Memphis area, Egypt | Photographed by Arielle Kozloff Brodkey, 1983

Antonio Stradivari | Violin, 1693 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Navajo Blanket, c. 1860-1870 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Julia Margaret Cameron | Paul and Virginia, 1864 | From the collection of George Eastman House

Ivory Plaque, c. 962-968 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Antonio del Pollaiolo | Portrait of a Woman Seen in Profile, c. 1475 | Galleria degli Uffizi | © 2006, SCALA, Florence | ART RESOURCE, N.Y

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas | Dancers at the Bar, c. 1900 | The Phillips Collection

Albrecht Dürer | Adam and Eve, c. 1504 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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