Your go-to resource for culturally diverse contemporary art.
The nation’s first free online database of culturally diverse artwork and artists, and an open educational resource for researchers, curators, educators, and students.
Help us unlock the true diversity of our culture.
Our mission is to help as many people as possible to experience the wonder of learning from other cultures. Artura is a free and open educational resource, powered by the Brandywine Workshop and Archives. The heart and soul of Artura is our global community of volunteers, contributors, art historians, educators, artists and art lovers like yourself — all united to promote diversity in culture and society.
A RICH HISTORY
47 Years of Diverse Contemporary Art
Over the past 47 years, Brandywine Workshop & Archives has produced a diverse collection of over 1,400 original artworks, hosted over 500 multicultural artists from the U.S. and around the world, and now has more than 800 prints displayed in Satellite Collections at 16 institutions across North America. In additional to our visiting artist programs, BWA sponsors high school and college internships in printmaking, digital media, and collections management.
6,000+ Original Artworks
Artura is a digital image-library of 2,000+ artworks created by Native American, African, African American, Latin, Latin American, Asian, Asian American, Caribbean, White American, and European artists of the Postmodern era (approximately 1960 to the present). The collection specializes in fine-art printmaking processes.
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Cutting-edge educational approaches for S.T.E.A.M. curriculums (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and beyond will
be inspired by works of art curated into image-libraries by the Artura.org team in partnership with educational and cultural institutions and individual users.
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Our Content Sparks Conversations
The wide array of art produced by an intentionally diverse and inclusive range of artists allows the exploration of many narratives, subject areas, and aesthetic interests. Artists featured on Artura.org are multi-ethnic, multi-national, intergenerational, and represent diverse styles and creative processes. Most of our digital collection may be found and experienced “live” at 16 Satellite Collections located across the country at art museums, universities, and heritage centers.
”Through art, you can experience the world.”
– Allan Edmunds
Our vast collection has been incorporated in 16 Satellite Collections in the art museums of such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, University of Texas-Austin, Rhode Island School of Design, Arizona State University, and the University of Delaware.
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Get early access to Artura by joining our beta-program, an exclusive group of users who will be instrumental in helping us improve the platform before opening it up to the general public.
To join Artura’s beta-program, simply submit your email and we’ll send you a private invitation as soon as your premium user features are ready.
(*NOTE: Premium user features are expected to launch in December 2020.)