Your go-to source for culturally diverse art & artists
The nation’s first free online database of culturally diverse artwork and artists, and an open educational resource for researchers, curators, educators and students.
"Experience the world through art”
Our mission is to help as many people as possible to experience the wonder of learning from other cultures and to bring our extensive and diverse art collection and instructional resources to the widest possible audiences.
An Open Educational Resource
A free, interactive digital archive of culturally diverse art and artists, Artura.org gives visitors access to a wide variety of voices, experiences, and histories not found in any other single open-educational resource. Our platform allows users to interact with art that represents contemporary cultures, histories, and traditions from around the globe.
Bringing together art, ideas, and people.
A RICH HISTORY
47 Years of Diverse Contemporary Art
Over the past 47 years we’ve produced a diverse collection of over 1,400 original artworks, hosted over 500 multicultural artists from the US and around the world, and now have more than 800 prints displayed in satellite collections at 14 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.
1500+ Original Artworks
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Public Lesson Plans
Cutting-edge educational approaches for S.T.E.A.M. curriculums and beyond will
be inspired by works of art curated into image-libraries by the Artura.org team,
partnering educational and cultural institutions, and users.
Ideas in Words
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 14 satellite collections located across the country at art museums, universities, and heritage centers.
A Stunning Collection
Our vast collection has been incorporated in 14+ satellite collection in the art museums of such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Yale University, Arizona State University, and the University of Delaware.
PRINCIPAL, AGOOS ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN, PHILADELPHIA, PA
PRINCIPAL (RETIRED), SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA, PA
FOUNDER & CEO, BEING DESIGN, INC., PHILADELPHIA, PA
PRESIDENT, CATALYST CONSULTING, PHILADELPHIA, PA
INTERIM PROJECT DIRECTOR, ARTURA.org | FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, BRANDYWINE WORKSHOP & ARCHIVES, PHILADELPHIA, PA
SCHOOL COORDINATOR ARTURA.org | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR BRANDYWINE WORKSHOP & ARCHIVES, PHILADELPHIA, PA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION | TYLER SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
CHIEF CURATOR & CURATOR OF PRINTS, DRAWINGS & PHOTOGRAPHS, RISD MUSEUM, PROVIDENCE, RI
CURATOR & HEAD OF MODERN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, DC
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS CENTRE, NEW YORK, NY
ARTIST, PROFESSOR (RETIRED), ART HISTORY | SCRIPPS COLLEGE, LOS ANGELES, CA
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ART COLLECTOR, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Associate Professor, Art History and Director | (IHRC) | University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Assistant Professor & Department of Art | Art History, & Design |
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
PROFESSOR OF ART EDUCATION | SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN | NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DEKALD, IL
Independent Writer, Curator, and Educator, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Chair and Associate Professor, African & African Diaspora Studies | Art History | University of Texas, Austin, TX
PRINCIPAL, NAVIGATE CORP, PHILADELPHIA, PA
ARTIST/ART EDUCATOR (RETIRED) PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART & SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
PROFESSOR OF ART EDUCATION | HERBERGER INSTITUTE FIR DESIGN & THE ARTS | ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ
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