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The Art Institute of Chicago: Collection

In October 2018, the Art Institute of Chicago launched their newly redesigned website. As part of this redesign, the museum has also released over 52,000 images in the public domain from its digital archive, making them freely available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means that educators, students, and art lovers can now download high-quality JPEGs of works such as Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte and Katsushika Hokusai's Under the Wave off Kanagawa. Artworks not yet in the public domain, like Georgia O'Keeffe's Blue and Green Music, have had their web viewing capabilities enhanced so that visitors can see more detail than before the site redesign. The collection's search tool has also been improved and, as the Art Institute's Executive Creative Director Michael Neault stated, "makes it easier to drill down and find exactly what you're looking for." In addition to the customary search and browse fields, the collection also has filters which may be helpful for educators, such as the option to display only works in the public domain, works currently on view in the museum's galleries, or works that have educational resources available.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-11-02
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