Advanced Search lets you look for works of art in our collection that fit the following specific set of criteria.
How It Works
In the first column, in the Choose Field box, select a search category.
For example: Classification
In the second column, in the Choose Condition drop-down menu,
select how you would like to match the search term.
For example: is
In the third column, you can either choose from the drop-down options available
or enter specific search values in the text box.
For example: sound devices
To add additional search parameters, repeat steps 1-3 for each perameter in the rows
below your first set of search criteria.
To begin your query, click on the Search button.
To begin a new search, click on the Reset button.
Advanced Search Tips
Less specific searches will return more results. If you do a search with two fields that
returns no results, try searching with a single field. If you run an 'is' search that returns
no results, try using 'contains' instead.
If you select 'is' in the second column, a pop-up list of possible terms might appear in
the third column to assist you with your search.
If you select 'can be' in the second column, a list of possible terms might appear in the
third column. Hold the Ctrl key while clicking terms in this list to specify multiple possible values.
Some search categories, such as Medium and Description, will present you with a Thesaurus
checkbox if you select 'is' in the second column. The Thesaurus option allows you to broaden
your search. For example, if you specify a search criterion of "Medium contains metal" and check
the box for "Thesaurus," your search will find all objects that have 'metal'
in the medium field.