Collections: Libraries and Archives

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Child's Wheelbarrow

The child's wheelbarrow is based on a toy that Gerrit Rietveld made in 1923 for the son of J. J. P. Oud, the owner of the armchair also disp...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Face of a Lion

    The material, size, and carving style of this face are typical of statues of the goddess Sakhmet, such as the one displayed in the adjacent ...

     

    We're renovating our second floor to bring you a better experience, which means the Libraries and Archives are closed to the public until Fall 2016. In the meantime, our Library Online Catalogue is available for research. If you're a researcher who needs to access our resources, send us an email and we'll do our best to assist you. Thanks for your patience.

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    The presence of three books in the new Connecting Cultures installation  gives me a welcome opportunity to talk about these key works that... read more.

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