New database subscription

The Library has recently purchased a subscription to JSTOR’s Museum Collection. “JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a
wide range of content on a trusted digital archive of more than one thousand academic journals and one million primary sources.”

With our subscription Currier staff, volunteers and visitors can now access hundreds of titles spanning a wide range of disciplines, including art and art history, architecture, film, language and literature, music, business, science, and many others. To access this content simply search or browse the interface here: http://www.jstor.org/. Our access is IP authenticated. This means you may access the content from anywhere on the Currier campus without a login but it will not be accessible off-site. This resource is for research and educational purposes only.

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2 thoughts on “New database subscription

  1. Hi Meghan: Is there anywhere that state what the original square footage of the 1929 Currier Gallery of Art? Also, did you ever find out what the first CMA purchase was? Somewhere I came across Crest of the Wave as the second purchase for the CMA, but I’m just wondering if it was the first.

  2. Hi Peeps, This is an incredibly late response but at last I have some information to share. A volunteer had some time to research this and here is what she found: “Before the museum officially opened in 1929, several donations were presented, primarily from the Hannah A. Currier estate. In October 1929, two works of art, “The Crest of the Wave” by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth and a painting entitled “Surf and Headlands” by Frederick Judd Waugh, were purchased from the Grand Central Art Gallery in New York City with museum funds. Both works were purchased for the museum’s inaugural exhibition. Surf and Headlands was the first work purchased for the permanent collection. An accession document states, “This picture was the first purchase by the trustees of the Currier Gallery of Art, at the opening exhibition of the Museum, October 9th, 1929.” I cannot say what object was acquired first, due to the presentation of donations prior to 1929, however Surf and Headlands does appear to be the first object purchased for the permanent collection. It is not on view.”

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