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Image & Media Resources

Arts & Humanities Resources

The VML Hub's primary mission is to research, acquire, and provide access to creditable high-quality images and multimedia resources in support of the arts and humanities curriculum and learning. 

Jordan Crandell. Trigger, 2000. Video. 10nma_148_134

Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. Armchair, 1964. Polyurethane and rubber. dva2304

Digital Repository

LUNA enables faculty and students to discover, explore, and share more than 250,000 resources through the VML Hub curriculum-based collections along with assets from our sister academic institutions, including Cornell University, Brown University, and Pratt Institute of Art, to name a few.

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Jan Vermeer (Dutch 1622 - 1669 or 1670). A Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, ca. 1662. Oil on canvas. 07dpmmap879_203

Arts & Humanities Collections

Art, Design, & Culture and the Amica Art Library are the main CVPA teaching and learning collections. Each represents western and non-western design, visual, and material works of art, architecture and archaeological sites, and cultural artifacts throughout the centuries. In recent years, the collection has expanded its holdings to include late 20th_ and 21st_ century artworks representing new media and technology, installation, gaming, animation, and social practice.

Public Collections

LUNA has several public collections, including architectural drawings of the UMass Dartmouth campus by Paul Rudolph, CVPA college and thesis collections, and the University Art Galleries archives.

Research Collections

For the purpose of research, evaluation, and scholarship, some collections are restricted to specific groups within the university community. Please contact the VML Hub for more information.

Features & Training

Leesa Abahuni and Nicole Abahuni (American). Chaotic Robotic Synesthesia, 2000. Performing Art

LUNA Features

  • 24/7 remote access to digital collections and presentations
  • Authentic high-quality images and multimedia content
  • Ability to search across multiple collections
  • Ability to export digital resources and caption content directly to PowerPoint
  • Ability to link or embed directly to myCourses or Wikis
  • Ability to restrict or openly share digital collections and presentations with colleagues and students
  • Full integrated with the university library's discovery system PRIMO

Pieter I. Bruegel. Peasant Wedding, 1568. Oil on panel

LUNA login

Due to copyright restrictions, the curriculum-based collections within LUNA are restricted to the UMassD community and require UMassD email credentials.

  • Click on "LOGIN" at the upper right-hand corner of the banner.
  • Enter your UMassD email username (do not enter and your UMassD password.

Training & Help

  • One-on-one training is available at the VML Hub or in-office (no appointment is necessary).
  • Group training can be held at the VML Hub or in the classroom.
  • Help is available during hours of operation. Please contact Allison J. Cywin at 508-999-8701 or email



No more searching for collections on museums, archives, and libraries websites, we have done the work by providing direct links to collections around the world. Just click the link and start searching.

Georgia O'Keeffe. Evening Star III, 1917. Watercolor on paper

Claude Monet. Blue Water Lilies, ca. 1916 - 1919. Oil paint on canvas

 Claude Monet. The Hay Ricks, Late Summer, 1891. Oil paint on canvas

Interviews, Talks, and Virtual Tours

A collection of links to interviews, lectures, and talks with artists, curators & critics from museums and art organizations around the world.

Dan Collins. Return to the Garden, 2003. Internet and interactive software

Vanessa Beecroft., 2001. Mix media installation

Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser, & Merce Cunningham. Hand-drawn Spaces, 1998. Animation and computer art

Copyright Notice

Visual & Media Literacy Hub's digital collections are available to the UMassDartmouth campus community for the sole purpose of instruction, scholarship, and study in accordance with the Visual Resource Association Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study, and the College Art Association for Best Practice in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. All other uses are strictly prohibited and are subject to U.S. Copyright Laws.


Allison J. Cywin


College of Visual & Performing Arts, RM 257

Main Campus
285 Old Westport Road •  Dartmouth MA 02747


Diana Carns


College of Visual & Performing Arts, RM 257

Main Campus
285 Old Westport Road •  Dartmouth MA 02747

Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm and some eveinings depending on the semester


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