Did you know that the Museum’s Hirsch Library is open to the public? With thousands of art-related materials to choose from, the Hirsch library highlights the collection of rare books through engaging exhibitions that showcase recent acquisitions, exquisitely illustrated books, and rare printed matter.



Past Events in This Series

Meet the Books “Echoes of Harlem: The Graphic Work of Aaron Douglas”

Take a 20-minute tour of the Hirsch Library exhibition Echoes of Harlem: The Graphic Work of Aaron Douglas.

Meet the Books “Modernist Myths: Aesthetics of Identity in Latin American Graphics”

Enjoy a 20-minute tour of the Hirsch Library exhibition Modernist Myths: Aesthetics of Identity in Latin American Graphics.


Meet the Books “The Revolution Will Be Publicized: Printing the Resistance”

Enjoy a 20-minute tour of the Hirsch Library exhibition The Revolution Will Be Publicized: Printing the Resistance.

Meet the Books “Alluring Melancholy: William Blake and Night Thoughts”

Enjoy a 20-minute tour of Alluring Melancholy: Representations of the Tormented Artist with a special focus on Romantic visionary William Blake.

Meet the Books “Alluring Melancholy: Representations of the Tormented Artist”

Enjoy a 20-minute tour of Alluring Melancholy: Representations of the Tormented Artist at the Hirsch Library.

Meet the Books “Everyday Encounters: Erasing the Divide between Art and Life”

Enjoy a 20-minute tour of Everyday Encounters: Erasing the Divide between Art and Life led by Jamie Teich, library assistant, acquisitions, Hirsch Library.