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The Cantor Arts Center Search Collections Web site lets you find information in several ways. You can access each feature through the menu bar on the left side of the screen.

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Please note that this site works best in Firefox.


This page details the purpose of the Search Collections web site.


Explore highlights of the collection at the Cantor Arts Center. Click on each category to see a selection of works chosen by curatorial staff. The "Currently on Display" section is updated weekly to reflect the works that are on view.

To search the entire collection, use the "quick search" option on the left-hand bar.


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Quick Search

This feature allows you to search records in the database. The fields currently searched by the Quick Search are: Accession Number, Artist Name, Century, Country, Credit Line, Date of Creation, Dynasty, Ethnicity, Medium, Period, Catalogue Raisonne Number (if available), and Title.

Clicking "All Words" will limit your results to only those that contain all of the words entered in the Quick Search box. For example, searching for "Wood Mask," will find all object entries that contain both words "Wood" and "Mask."

Clicking "Any Words" will open your search to records that contain any of the words entered in the Quick Search box. For example, searching for "Wood Mask," will find object entries that contain either the word "Wood" or the word "Mask."

How to Refine Your Search

The maximum number of search results is 2000. Consider limiting your search in one of the following ways:
  • Enter additional search terms (e.g. "Rodin bronze" vs. "Rodin")
  • Use the "All Words" option.

Viewing a Record

The Object Details page contains the most information about an object in the collection, including the title, creation information, credit line, accession number, dimensions, and provenance notes. Clicking on the image results in a larger version of the image. To determine if the work is currently on view, refer to the bottom of the Object Details page. If the portfolio "Currently on Display" is listed under "Portfolio List," then the object is on view in a gallery at the Cantor Arts Center.


Thumbnails: Displays thumbnails of search results with an abbreviated text display.

Text List: Displays search results in a list form without an image.

Image & Label: This is the default record-viewing option. Records are sorted alphabetically by artist name. Clicking on an image or title will bring up the Object Details page.

Print This Page: Use this option to print the current record.


Additional Images: If there are additional images in our database, they will be displayed here.

Reproduction Rights: Click here to enquire about reproducing the image elsewhere. This feature will direct you to a staff email address.

Download Version: To download the image, right-click and select "save image as," or drag the image to your desktop. If you would like higher-resolution images, click on Rights and Reproductions.

More Info

Provenance Research: This option will link you to the Provenance Research page on the main Cantor Arts Center Web site.