NYARC Partner: MoMA

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. Primary source collections are held by the Museum Archives.  Collection highlights include works on Dada and Surrealism, The Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, and the Political Art Documentation and Distribution (PAD/D) Archive.

Staff are available to help locate relevant collections and materials, or to direct your question to the appropriate department. The Libraries are located at The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building in midtown Manhattan and at MoMA QNS in Long Island City, Queens. For details on access, locations, and hours, please see the Library FAQ.

MoMA's online catalog is Dadabase, which is part of Arcade.

The Museum of Modern Art has an active Library Council, which is a group of approximately one hundred members whose contributions benefit the historic and contemporary research collections in MoMA's Library and Museum Archives. A central focus of the Library Council is its artist's publication program. At least every other year, the Library Council publishes a specially printed artist's book or edition that is intended to shed light on the Museum collections and to give artists an opportunity to experiment with the book as an art form.  Explore the Library Council publications and learn more about the program.

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