Hirsch Library


Hirsch Library is moving!
The library is temporarily closed for the move to a new reading room on the lower level of the Beck Building. We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility in late summer 2022. The staff remains committed to assisting with art information. Contact hirsch@mfah.org or 713.639.7325 with any questions.

Since the 1920s, the Hirsch Library has served the Museum staff, art researchers, college students, and the public by collecting, providing access to, and preserving information about the visual arts.

Visiting the Hirsch Library is free of charge to all individuals interested in visual-arts research.

The Hirsch Library is closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and the following holidays. Before selected holiday weekends, the library closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday and is closed on Saturday. Call or email for more information.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday and Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Thursday–Sunday
  • Christmas Day

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The MFAH Hirsch Library is generously endowed through the Estates of Winifred and Maurice Hirsch.

Hours

Sunday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed
Monday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed
Tuesday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed
Wednesday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed
Thursday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed
Friday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed
Saturday
CLOSED
Temporarily Closed

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Street Address
1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005
Map & Directions
Mailing Address
Hirsch Library P.O. Box 6826 Houston, TX 77265-6826
General Inquiries