Did you know that the Museum’s Hirsch Library is open to the public? With thousands of books on art to choose from, the Hirsch Library also offers engaging exhibitions featuring materials from the Rare Books Collection! These exhibitions, often organized by library staff, highlight recent acquisitions, exquisitely illustrated books, and rare printed matter.


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.


Past Events in This Series

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.