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713.353.1542 713.353.1542 hirsch@mfah.org

Located in the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at Bayou Bend, 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 furniture design books and the Hogg Family Collection of books.

The Kitty King Powell Library and Study Center is open free of admission to all individuals interested in art research.  Closed Sunday and Monday. Closed all MFAH staff holidays. Closed the Saturday before Monday holidays. Saturday hours may vary for Easter, Independence Day, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays.

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The Kitty King Powell Library receives generous funding from:

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