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Art & Art History : ARTstor

A delightful guide to Art and Art History research and resources available at the Cañada College library.

ARTstor Workshop

ARTstor 101

Follow this link to get to ARTstor's 45-minute workshop which will cover all its basics!

Using Images in Flyers

Using Images in Flyers

ARTstor downloads in two formats only:  JPEG and Powerpoint.

Once you've downloaded the image, you can insert images into whatever program you are working in. For example, if you are working in Word:

  • Insert an image: Image --> Picture
  • Once you have inserted the image, you can resize it, use Artistic Effects, and generally play around with your image.


To write text on top of the images, you must insert a textbox. 

Insert a Textbox:  Insert --> Textbox

  • Be sure to Bring Forward the textbox so it is in front of the image
  • Under Shape Fill, use No Fill if you want the box to be transparent
  • You can use the various templates and frames available for textboxes


*Remember* ARTstor images can only be used for educational, non-commercial purposes.  For more information see Terms of Use.


What is ARTstor?



ARTstor is a nonprofit digital image library with more than one million images inthe arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.  ARTstor provides access to high-resolution digital images from musuems, libraries, and archives around the world.  These images are available to the Cañada Community for eductional, non-commercial use.

All faculty and staff at Cañada have an ARTstor account with instructor privileges, including the ability to create image groups and folders.  Your initial login is:


Login:        email  (e.g.

Password:  artstor


You may change your password after logging in.  If you are new to Cañada and need to set up an account, contact the library.

Teaching with ARTstor

ARTstor Subject Guides include information about images and collections for particular disciplines, such as American Studies, Photography, Women's Studies, and others. 

Click here to see what other teachings are doing with ARTstor.

ARTstor also offers a Travel Award to teachers who share outstanding projects in the classroom using ARTstor.

Technical Issues

Viewing images requires:

  • Allowing pop-ups from *
  • Adobe Flash Plug-in
  • Apple QuickTime plug-in
  • Generally works better in Explorer and Safari than Firefox

For more information see ARTstor System Requirements