About the LRC
With over 25,000 books and print resources, as well as a diverse collection of rare and unique items, including artists’ books and zines, the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC) facilitates scholarship on historical and contemporary women artists. Archival collections include the Judy Chicago Visual Archive, comprising photographs, slides, negatives, and printed ephemera; personal papers of Frida Kahlo; drawings by Doris Lee; the palette and brush of Eulabee Dix; and the museum’s own institutional archives. The library also creates rotating exhibitions showcasing its collections and providing opportunities to discover and interpret primary source material.
The LRC serves researchers of all ages and levels of expertise.
The Library and Research Center will begin accepting new reference inquiries or research requests on January 9th, 2024.
Tuesday to Friday
10 am to 4:30 pm
The Library and Research Center will be closed Friday, December 1st.
Hours are subject to change. Check the Visit page for updates
Search the online catalog for books, periodicals, reference materials, artist books, zines, exhibition catalogues, and more.
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.