10 am–12:30 pm;
2 pm–4:30 pm
(closed in August)
The collection of the Department of Drawings and Prints includes more than 1.2 million prints, 16,000 drawings, 12,000 illustrated books, and an extensive collection of printed ephemera. Throughout the year a rotating selection of prints and drawings is displayed in the Museum's Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery (gallery 690), but since works on paper are sensitive to the damaging effects of light curators rotate these works every few months. Most works on paper not on view may be examined by qualified visitors in the department's study room. 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 Study Room for Drawings and Prints is accessible to qualified visitors by appointment and with proper identification.
Effective February 17, 2015, the Study Room for Drawings will combine with the Study Room for Prints to form one shared study room within the department. Please note that the scheduling of appointments to view drawings and/or prints will continue without interruption.