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Advanced Searches allow you to search multiple terms in specific fields of the database. This can help narrow your search results if you are looking for a particular object. Type what you want to find in the blank fields below or click on the Choose a value link to see a list of terms used to catalog the museum's collections. You can also hover over the title of each field to learn about what the field title means and what terms should be used in the field. Click Search at the top or bottom of the page to run your query.

Class:
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.
Class
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Artist/Maker:
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.
Artist/Maker
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Origin:
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.
Origin
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Culture:
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.
Culture
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Title/Object:
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)
Title/Object
Date Made:
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.
Date Made
Medium:
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.
Medium
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Materials:
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.
Materials
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Subject/Theme:
Search for motifs, subject matter, portfolios, and embroidery stitches.
Examples: Architecture, Landscape, Portfolio: Women are Beautiful, Stitches: buttonhole

Note: Stitches not yet identified display as Stitches: [?].

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Subject/Theme
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Group/Style: 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.
Group/Style
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Donor:
Search by collector name or source of the acquisition. Best results are achieved by entering the donor’s last name only.
Examples: Search “Bullitt” or “Stimson” for the Stimson Collection, gift of Dorothy Stimson Bullitt; search “Blakemore” for the Thomas and Frances Blakemore Collection; search “Payne” for The Blanche Payne Collection
Donor
Accession #:
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.
Accession #
Earliest Year:
This field controls a search by eliminating all objects made before the year entered in the field (YYYY).
Earliest Year
   
Latest Year:
This field controls a search by eliminating all objects made after the year entered in the field (YYYY).
Latest Year