Digital Art History Index

Last updated January 4th, 2019.
  • A Collection in Context: The Hispanic Society of America

    Concerned as much with the museum as an institution as with the objects contained within it, this digital monograph is constructed around a virtual tour of the Hispanic Society galleries, recreating the museumgoer experience carefully orchestrated by the Society's founder, Archer Milton Huntington.

    Subject: Art History, American
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Ancient and Early Christian Sites of Rome

    Media Center staff and interns accompanied the Spring 2012 Undergraduate Travel Seminar to Rome to document monuments of Ancient Roman and Early Christian architecture.

    Subject: Architecture, Europe
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Angkor: Architecture in Cambodia

    Late Media Center Director Caleb Smith photographed this rich collection of temple architecture from the Khmer Empire in Angkor, present-day Cambodia.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Architecture of North Korea

    This collection of photographs of government-sponsored architecture in Pyongyang, the Demilitarized Zone, and other sites of interest was taken by Columbia Art History student Lorenzo Vigotti.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Art Atlas

    The Art Atlas platform provides an interface for the mapping and photography-based projects of Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology, featuring still images, 360° panoramas, textual data and historical materials.

    Subject: Architecture, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, mapping
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Delight in Design: Silver for the Raj

    Delight in Design was created as an online resource for an exhibition of South Asian silver at the Wallach Gallery in 2008, curated by Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art.

    Subject: Asia, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Documenting Japan

    During an Artstor-sponsored fieldwork campaign in May 2010, the Media Center documented significant architectural sites in Japan from the 8th to 21st centuries and gained unparalleled access to some of the nation's most famous monuments.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
    Sponsor: Artstor
  • Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902-1936

    An online catalog for the Wallach Art Gallery exibit of the same name

    Subject: Sculpture, American
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
  • Mapping Gothic France

    This comprehensive database of Gothic monuments in France contains more than twenty thousand original photographs and panoramas, accompanied by contextual materials, including historical texts, timelines, and interactive maps.

    Subject: Europe, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, mapping
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
    Sponsor: The Mellon Foundation
  • MCID

    The Media Center Image Database (MCID) hosts the Department of Art History's teaching collections, special collections, and original photography of globally significant art and architecture. Fieldwork highlights include Istanbul, Iraq, Rome, Chicago, The American Southwest, and Japan.

    Subject: Art History, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, general resource
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Modern Architecture of Chicago

    Highlights in this photographic survey of late-19th and 20th-century architecture in Chicago, IL include iconic structures by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas, plus the Museum of Science and Industry, the last remaining building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

    Subject: Architecture, American
    Category: institutional website, educational tool
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Recording the Grandeur of the Qing / Nanxuntu: Southern Inspection Tour Scrolls

    These monumental scrolls, commissioned by the Kangxi and Quinlong Emperors of the Qing Dynasty to record their multiple inspection tours, provide a unique and vivid glimpse into the grandeur of late imperial China and are the focus of this web site.

    Subject: Asia, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Asia for Educators Program of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Robert Moses and the Modern City

    Designed as an online resource for the three-part exhibition Robert Moses and the Modern City, this website includes an interactive map of the works of Robert Moses in New York City, an extensive collection of photographs, and text on each exhibition.

    Subject: American, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Rock-cut Architecture of India

    This photographic survey features just some of India's more than 1,500 rock cut structures, ancient and medieval buildings that represent amazing achievements of structural engineering and craftmanship.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Seneca Village Project

    Formed in 1998, the Seneca Village Project is focused on the study of a 19th-century African-American and Irish-immigrant community that was located in today's Central Park in New York City and on its commemoration in an educational cont

    Subject: American, Archaeology
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • The American Southwest

    Photographed in New Mexico and Arizona, this collection features a range of art and architecture, from pre-Columbian Native American settlements and Spanish Colonial mission churches to Modern Navajo architecture and contemporary Southwestern art.

    Subject: American, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • The Great Mosque of Mopti

    Created by late Media Center Director James Conlon following the Terra 2008 conference in Bamako, Mali, this site features panoramas and images of this classic African Islamic mud monument dating from 1935. There is also a brief history and bibliography of the region and building.

    Subject: Africa, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe

    The Media Center produced the digital monograph for the 2010-11 exhibition Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, and the British Museum.

    Subject: Europe, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University