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Powell Library

The Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center comprises more than 9,000 volumes about American decorative arts, material culture, and art, with helpful staff to assist users in finding information. Special collections include rare cabinetmaker design books and the Hogg Family Collection of books.

General Info

The Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center is open free of admission to all individuals interested in art research.

Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 12–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday.
Closed all MFAH staff holidays and the Saturday of these holiday weekends:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Easter; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas; and New Year’s Day.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826

Street Address
6003 Memorial Drive at Westcott Street
Houston, Texas 77007
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The Kitty King Powell Library receives generous funding from:

Mr. William J. Hill
The Powell Foundation
Ms. Nancy Powell Moore