The collection of the Department of Drawings and Prints includes more than 1.2 million prints, 16,000 drawings, and 12,000 illustrated books, as well as an extensive collection of printed ephemera. A rotating selection of prints and drawings is on display in the Robert Wood Johnson Gallery (Gallery 690), but as works on paper are sensitive to the damaging effects of light, curators rotate the works on display every few months. Most works on paper not on view may be examined by qualified visitors in the study rooms. Also available is a reference library of books on the history of prints and drawings. Partial holdings of this reference collection appear in WATSONLINE, the Museum libraries' online catalog.
The Drawing and Print study rooms are accessible to qualified visitors by appointment and with proper identification.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:00–4:45 p.m. (closed in August)
Telephone: 212-570-3920 (prints); 212-570-3912 (drawings)