Library & Archives
The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is a special collection of research material on women artists.
Open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Closed on major holidays.
To ask a reference question or schedule a research appointment, please contact the LRC. Research appointments are highly recommended; however, patrons who need research assistance are also welcome to come in when the library is open.
The mission of the Library and Research Center is to facilitate knowledge creation about the history and achievements of inspirational women artists worldwide.
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Search our online resources.
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Find out about the LRC awards: the Mellor Book Prize, the Library Fellows’ Artist Book Award, and the Dettre Graduate Archival Internship.
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The Archives of Women Artists serves as a center of primary-source research for curators, scholars, and students performing research on women’s contributions to the arts.
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Check out the Institutional Archives, open to the public by the discretion of the Director of the Library and Research Center.
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Learn about current and upcoming library exhibitions at the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.
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