Anne Evenhaugen

Librarian, Head

Anne is the Head Librarian for the Smithsonian’s American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, which specializes in American art, history and biography. In addition, Anne manages the Smithsonian Libraries Art Department Branches, including the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, and the Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art.

Anne's background has been primarily in art museums and libraries, caring for collections and (attempting) to find answers to challenging questions. Her interests include artists’ books, Byzantine mosaics, Dada, Mail art, Scandinavian design, traveling, collecting children’s books from other countries, and almost any kind of dessert.

MA, Curating Art, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
MLS, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
BA, Art History, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia



Evenhaugen, Anne C. and White, Tony. 2021. "Haptic Aesthetics: Artists' Books in Art Museum Libraries." in The New Art Museum Library, edited by Nelson, Amelia and Timmons, Traci E., 31– 43. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

2019. Better to Receive? Approaches to Building, Managing, and Promoting Artist Files Collections.. Given at ARLIS/NA 47th Annual Conference, 2019-03-28.

Evenhaugen, Anne, Harkness, Shaina Buckles, Huftalen, Alison, Lovenjack, Nicole, and Wasserman, Mary. 2017. "State of Art Museum Libraries 2016."

Evenhaugen, Anne. 2016. [Book review] "American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity." ARLIS/NA Reviews. November: