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National Museum of African Art, Rm. 2138
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
The Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art has more than 40,000 volumes and covers all aspects of African visual arts, including sculpture, painting, printmaking, pottery, textiles, crafts, popular culture, photography, architecture, rock art, and archaeology.
Victor Building, Suite 2100
750 9th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560-0975
The collection of 180,000 books, exhibition catalogs, catalogues raisonnes, serials and dissertations is concentrated in the area of American art, history, and biography with supportive materials on European art.
2 E. 91st Street
New York, NY 10128-9990
The Library contains 80,000 volumes which document and support the Museum's collection of 250,000 objects in decorative arts including textiles, wall coverings, metalwork, furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and prints and drawings.
1050 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560-0112
The library that serves the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art, is the finest Asian art library in the United States. It contains approximately 80,000 monograph volumes and 1,400 serials titles. Almost half of its printed resources are in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. The library's collection is especially strong in research materials on Japanese ceramics, painting, and woodblock prints.
7th Street at Independence Avenues, S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, founded in 1969, is a research collection devoted to modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and to a lesser degree photography, video, and emerging art forms. The Library has books and related materials (exhibition catalogs, auction catalogs, serials, and ephemeral material) from 1880 to the present, reflecting the artists in the museum collection and its exhibition program.