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About the LRC
The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC) at the National Museum of Women in the Arts holds a special collection of research material on women artists. The mission of the LRC is to facilitate knowledge creation about the history and achievements of inspirational women artists worldwide. It is the first major repository in the world for information about women artists. The museum’s founders, Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay, understood from the moment of its inception the importance of creating a research center for the study of art by women.
The LRC serves researchers of all ages and levels of expertise.
Though our Reading Room is currently closed during Renovation, the LRC is still offering a robust range of services to the public. We will continue to answer reference inquiries and research requests made via the form below or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library & Research Center
Exhibitions at the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center illustrate the accomplishments and history of women in the arts through the display of primary source materials. Exhibitions showcase artist correspondence, sketches, ephemera, photographs, posters, rare books, museum archival material, and artists’ books.
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