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Reference Collection and Study Rooms for Drawings and Prints

Department of Drawings and Prints

The Museum’s collection of drawings and prints consists of over 4,000 master drawings, over 10,000 architectural and ornamental drawings, and over one million prints by virtually every European and American master printmaker. The collection includes European drawings from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century, as well as twentieth-century European and American prints. Extensive holdings of illustrated books and printed ephemera are also found in the collection. In addition, the study rooms contain an extensive reference library of books on the history of prints and drawings. Partial holdings of the reference collection are accessible through WATSONLINE.

Hours and Access
The collections of the Department of Drawings and Prints are accessible to qualified researchers by appointment. All visitors must present identification

Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M., 2:00–4:30 P.M.
Telephone: Print Study Room: (212) 570-3920
Drawings Study Room: (212) 570-3912