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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to copyright restrictions, the curriculum-based collections within LUNA are restricted to the UMassD community and require UMassD email credentials.
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.
A collection of links to interviews, lectures, and talks with artists, curators & critics from museums and art organizations around the world.
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.