Art & Design Research Guides

Explore curated lists of external resources relevant to four of the five art libraries within the Smithsonian Libraries, including the American Art and Portrait Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (CHM), and the National Museum of African Art (AFA) Libraries. 

American Art and Portrait Gallery Library Research Guide: General topics in American art, American history and biography, art appraisals and more.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library Research Guide: Includes references to sources on international graphic, industrial, and interior design, as well as decorative arts and antiques. 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library Research Guide: General art historical and contemporary art research resources.

National Museum of African Art Warren M. Robbins Library Research Guide: Explore resources related to the visual arts in Africa, including museums, art & artists, archeaology, textiles, and more.

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Last Updated January 19, 2021