Anne Evenhaugen

Librarian, Head

Anne Evenhaugen is the head librarian for the Smithsonian’s American Art and Portrait Gallery Library. Her background has been primarily in art museums and libraries and caring for collections. Anne manages the day-to-day operations of the specialized research library, which contains over 180,000 volumes, including rare and unique books and a large ephemera collection. She also supervises acquisitions and special projects in support of the mission of the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. With her particular interest in art and artists’ books, Evenhaugen was central in the effort to make the Smithsonian’s large collection of artists’ books more searchable online.

Prior to joining the Smithsonian in 2011, Anne held previous positions at the American Alliance of Museums, National Gallery of Art Library and Corcoran Art Library, among others. She holds degrees in art history, library science and art curation from Mary Washington College, the University of Maryland and Stockholm University in Sweden.



Evenhaugen, Anne C. 2022. Working toward a Wikibase: Smithsonian Libraries Arts Wikidata Projects [presentation]. ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, April 8, 2022. Chicago, Illinois: Smithsonian.

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

Evenhaugen, Anne and Reigle, Alexandra. 2019. Better to Receive? Approaches to Building, Managing, and Promoting Artist Files Collections. [presentation]. ARLIS/NA 47th Annual Conference, March 28, 2019. Salt Lake City, UT.

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,