For the Spring Open House on May 6th Henry members have the opportunity to choose permanent collection objects to be displayed in the Reed Collection Study Center. Members are invited to search the Henry’s collection online for prints and photographs and submit a request. Henry staff will confirm availability* and pull works from storage for presentation in the Study Center.
Explore the museum’s collection of prints and photographs through the Advanced Search page on the Henry’s website.
The top field on the Advanced Search page is Class. Click Choose a value and select Photographs or Prints, then click Search. This will allow you to browse up to 400 objects at a time. To refine your search, head back to the Advanced Search page and fill in other fields. Want to see photographs from the 1970s? Use the two fields at the bottom to set your parameters. Want to see Japanese prints? Type “Japan” into the Origin(s) field. Or search for a work by your favorite artist by typing their name into the Maker field.
You can also explore collection objects through our digital interactive galleries.
Once you’ve found your top one or two must see objects, fill out the form here. If you have questions about searching the collection, contact Assistant Curator of Collections and Academic Programs Rachael Faust.
On May 6th, during the Open House Members’ Preview from 6:00 – 8:00, come on over to the Study Center to see your choice on display alongside works chosen by your fellow members. Have fun exploring the collection!