Search for objects by collection categories.
Examples: COSTUMES, PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, TEXTILES, VIDEO ART
Click on Choose a value to see an alphabetical list of all categories available for searching the Henry’s collections.
Search for the artist, designer, print publisher, manufacturer, or vendor that created or sold an object. Search for artist names by entering the last name first.
Examples: Sperry, Robert; Dior, Christian; Crown Point Press; Frederick & Nelson
Click on Choose a value to see an alphabetical list of artists and makers in the Henry’s collections.
Fine Art objects: Search for the country of birth of the artist/maker. This field includes birth and death dates. When applicable, the second country listed refers to the country the artist resided.
Example: England / U.S. (1923 – 1976)
Costume and Textile objects: Search by the geographic location where the object was created or manufactured. Records are displayed in order by country: state, district, city.
Example: India: Gujarat, Kutch (Kachchh), Bhuj
Some alternative geographic place names are included in parentheses. Either name can be searched.
Example: Persia (Iran)
For both Fine Art and Costume and Textile objects make sure to use proper nouns, not adjectives.
Examples: France (not French) and Greece (not Greek)
Click on Choose a value to see an alphabetical list of all geographic locations available for searching the Henry’s collections.
Search by culture, society, or ethnic group. Results will not indicate nationality; to search by nationality use the Origin field.
Examples: Kurdish people, Coptic, Han, Sema Naga tribe
Click on Choose a value to search an alphabetical list of all cultures represented in the Henry’s collections.
Fine Art objects: Search by title of the work.
Example: Powerhouse Mechanic
Costume and Textile objects: Search by object name.
Examples: Apron, Dress, Shoe, Yardage
Use this field to also search by: regional name (choli, odhani, rubina, tzute), gender of user (boy’s, child’s, girl’s, man’s, woman’s), and occasion (court, evening, mourning, wedding)
Search for objects made in a certain year, YYYY. To broaden the search beyond a single year, use the Earliest Year/Latest Year fields below.
Search by techniques used to create an object.
Fine Art objects: Best results are achieved by using the singular of the term you are searching for (e.g. “etching” rather than “etchings”) and by entering a single word (e.g., “chromogenic” rather than “chromogenic print”).
Examples: Acrylic; Daguerreotype; Gouache; Woodblock; Woodcut
Costume and Textile objects: Narrow your search by including the subtype; for example search for Lace, bobbin, not Lace. Examples: Lace, bobbin; Lace, machine; Lace, needle.or Resist dyed, batik; Resist dyed, double ikat.
Click on Choose a value to see an alphabetical list of all mediums in the Henry’s collections.
This field is ONLY used for Costume and Textile objects. Search for dyes, fibers, fabrics, and lace or embroidery styles.
Examples: Alpaca, Beads, Brocade, Chantilly lace, Coins, Metallic thread, Schiffli embroidery, Shells
Note: Machine made laces include “(imitation)” after the style.
Example: Buckingham lace (imitation)
Click on Choose a value to see an alphabetical list of all materials in the Henry’s collections.
Search for periods, movements, or groups.
Examples: Clothing store, Farm Security Administration, Fashion designer, Hudson River School, Northwest artist, Photo-Secession, Textile designer, Woman artist
Click on Choose a value to see an alphabetical list of all groups available for searching the Henry’s collections.
Search for the unique identifying number assigned to the object by the Henry Art Gallery.
Fine Arts object numbers are preceded by the letters FA.
Example: FA 91.15.83
Costume and Textile object numbers begin with TC.
Example: TC 2004.1-3
Including FA or TC in this field will limit results to objects in the collection you have chosen.
This field controls a search by eliminating all objects made before the year entered in the field (YYYY).
This field controls a search by eliminating all objects made after the year entered in the field (YYYY).
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