Rutgers Restricted Access

Off-campus users will be prompted to log in

Connection note

If you are accessing Artstor remotely and need to access course content your instructor has posted into a personal collection or would like to create your own account you will first need to access Artstor from within the Rutgers on-campus network in order to create an account.

Browser required

Best used with Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Safari, or Chrome.
Flash Player must be configured to allow pop-up windows from
Java version 1.5 or later required for Mac users accessing Artstor through Innovative Proxy
Monitor resolution is set at 1280 x 1024 pixels or better
Screen colors are set to True Color (32 bit) or better


Artstor is a digital image library of over 2 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. A non-profit organization funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Artstor digitizes and provides high-quality digitized images from numerous museums, academic institutions, and private foundations.


From the opening screen, click on HELP, on the top right-hand side of the screen, to get additional information about using the database or visit

User tools and features

Creating an account with Artstor (must be done from within the Rutgers on-campus network) will allow to you set up personal display options, exporting citations, save images into groups, download images, use the mobile site/app, and add notes to individual images.

Dates covered

Prehistoric times to the present day.

Updating frequency



Images are provided by numerous museums, academic institutions, and private foundations. A list of collections can be found here.

Type of coverage

Image Database with image citations.

Print counterpart or
related resources


Producer/content provider


Vendor/electronic presentation provider

ARTstor Inc.

Core Subject(s)