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Two books, Fired Up! Ready to Go and I Was Their American Dream, rest on a tabletop, along with a small vase of pink and lavender flowers.
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A bookshelf packed with colorful books about women artists.
Photo credit: Cameron Robinson
Photo credit: Traci Christensen, NMWA
A woman with a light skin tone and blonde hair is sitting behind a glass wall by a desk. With one hand, she is holding a card and taking a closer look, with the other hand she is holding onto a box of cards.
A researcher in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts; Photo by Joy Asico-Smith
An artist's book, opened to reveal a pop-up of many colorful flowers in a vase. The pages are dark with black writing.
Colette Fu, A Pop-up Book of Lilies, Roses, Iris, Pansies, Columbine, Love-in-a-Mist, Larkspur, and Other Flowers in a Glass Vase on Table Top, Flanked by a Rose and a Carnation, 2023; Archival pigment inkjet prints, repurposed cover and book pages, acid-free adhesives, and bonded leather, 17 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.; NMWA, Gift made possible through the generosity of the artist and a bequest from Marjorie B. Rachlin; © Colette Fu; Photo by Colette Fu

LRC Resources

Artists’ Books

From above, a partial view of a star-shaped carousel book with blue and white pages.
Learn about the LRC’s collection of over 800 unique artists’ books in a variety of mediums and formats.

Resources for Research

Explore the LRC’s selection of digital resources including on-site access to research databases like JSTOR and Oxford Art Online.


The LRC archives serve as a locus of primary source research for curators, scholars, and students performing research on women’s contributions to the arts and the history of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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