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Art Online: Browse 17,000 Works on the New Blanton Database

Photo courtesy Amy Gizienski,
This piece and 17,000 others are now hosted on the Blanton Museum's website.

Here’s a way to make your Friday workday more enjoyable: the Blanton Museum of Art has unveiled a new online database of the museum’s vast collection, containing records for over 17,000 works in the museum's collection. Almost all of the museum’s pieces have images on the database, and many feature historical information about the piece and the artist.  

It’s a dramatic upgrade from the previous Blanton database featured on the site, which only included images for some 150 pieces of art. 

New aspects of the database include an easy to use search feature, which allows users to search for works by keyword, artist name or nationality, period, or specific exhibition. It also features a portfolio of past exhibitions held by the museum, and more. 
The system features the most extensive collection of art in Central Texas, and is free to use for anyone. 

Kathleen Brady Stimpert, a media contact for the museum, hopes the database will “provide a new entry point for people, and a new way in which people can engage with [the museum’s] collection, whether or not they have an opportunity to come to the museum itself.”