The Museum of Modern Art Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The noncirculating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from 1880 to the present (from 1830 for photography). The Library’s holdings include approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, over 1,000 periodical titles, and over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups.
DADABASE is the catalogue of The Museum of Modern Art Library and Study Centers. DADABASE includes records for all material in the Library, including books, periodical titles, exhibition catalogues, pamphlet files, artists’ books, special collections materials, and electronic resources. Primary source collections are held by the Museum Archives, a separate department. The Library is a founding member of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC).
Temporary summer/fall 2019 closure
In order to focus our staff and other resources on the Museum’s extensive expansion and reinstallation project, the Archives, Library, and Research Collections will be closed to the public from June 15 to October 21, reopening Tuesday, October 22. We are aware of the inconvenience this temporary closure may pose to researchers, and hope you understand why this is necessary during this busy and exciting period for us. For questions on research needs prior to June, please contact the Archives or the Library.
For further information on the Museum’s expansion project, please visit A new MoMA.