TCU students working on any topic relating to the American experience—especially those with connections with the visual arts—will likely find material to support their research at the museum's library. The library often collects materials not available at the TCU library such as gallery and museum publications, clipping material, publications with original art, and auction catalogs.
Holiday closures: December 23, 2022, through January 3, 2023.
Reading Room Hours
Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm*
*September - May only
Other times by appointment.
Currently on exhibition in the Reading Room are photobooks. Photographs and books have been intertwined since the invention of photography, but "photobooks" as a term for a distinct kind of object that artistically combines the book format and photographs is relatively new.
The Library holds one of the largest collections of photobooks in the country. This case features a rotating selection of photobooks that demonstrate how photographs and books can come together as art. To learn more about photobooks, read this blog post, More than just a photo album.
Previously on exhibition in the Reading Room were four books from our collection showcasing the work of women artists in the field of botanical illustration. Also on display was Ruth Asawa's 1965 lithograph Chrysanthemums.
View some of the illustrations and learn more about the artists in our blog post: Celebrating six women botanical artists.
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On March 12, 2020 we held an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon focusing on Texas artists in our collection. Six editors joined us for this special edit-a-thon designed to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of American women artists (and also to increase the ranks of women editors).