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.

Sponsored by IIDEEA (The Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Education and the Arts), Artura.org is an online resource conceived and presented by Brandywine Workshop and Archives in partnership with national cultural and educational institutions.

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.

Collections

1500+ Original Artworks

A digital image-library of 1,400 artworks created by Native American, African, African American, Latin, Latin American, Asian, Asian American, Caribbean, White American, and European artists of the Post-Modern era. The collection specializes in fine-art printmaking processes.
Research Tools

Keep Track of Your Work

  • Professional Profile (for contributors)
  • Save your favorite resources to custom collections.
  • Build lesson plans to export or share.
  • Create virtual exhibitions.
  • Write and post essays or critiques.
  • Make groups to share your work or teach a class.
VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

Curated Online Exhibitions

A group of objects generated by users based on both live and virtual exhibitions. Viewers are encouraged to add supplementary catalogs, related research papers, and webographies.

Advanced Search Options

Use our platform to explore a wide variety of artworks that will help further your research, develop lesson plans, and expand your awareness and understanding of art.
Public Lesson Plans

Empower Learning

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.

This multi-source, interactive approach will ensure that Artura.org will continuously grow with fresh, newly developed and refined lesson plans.

Publications

Ideas in Words

Publications, exhibition catalogs, essays, reviews, and research papers inspired and informed by Artura.org’s always growing and evolving holdings of individual objects, collections, and exhibitions.

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

Powerful Partnerships

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.

Satellite Collections

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Planning Committee

Allan Edmunds

INTERIM PROJECT DIRECTOR, ARTURA.org | FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, BRANDYWINE WORKSHOP & ARCHIVES, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Gustavo Garcia

SCHOOL COORDINATOR ARTURA.org | ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR BRANDYWINE WORKSHOP & ARCHIVES, PHILADELPHIA, PA

David Herman Jr., Ph.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION | TYLER SCHOOL OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jan Howard

CHIEF CURATOR & CURATOR OF PRINTS, DRAWINGS & PHOTOGRAPHS, RISD MUSEUM, PROVIDENCE, RI

Shelley Langdale

CURATOR & HEAD OF MODERN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, DC

Robert Lee

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS CENTRE, NEW YORK, NY

Julie L. McGee, PhD

Associate Professor, Art History and Director | (IHRC) | University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Tatiana Reinoza, PhD

Assistant Professor & Department of Art | Art History, & Design |
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Cherise Smith, PhD

Chair and Associate Professor, African & African Diaspora Studies | Art History | University of Texas, Austin, TX

Jean Woodley

ARTIST/ART EDUCATOR (RETIRED) PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART & SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

Bernard Young, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF ART EDUCATION | HERBERGER INSTITUTE FIR DESIGN & THE ARTS | ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ

Get notified about our Beta-Program

Get early access to the platform 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. – Simply submit your email and we’ll send you a private invite as soon as the platform goes live.