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CollectionsYour library (4,322), New Books (fine arts & photography) (3,634), New Books (literature & philosophy) (641), New Books (science & history) (361), New Books (instructional) (106), New DVDs (198), All collections (4,322)


Tagspainting (1,318), contemporary (1,197), United States (1,124), 20th century (905), sculpture (495), drawing (409), illustration (339), graphic novels (270), installation (256), 19th century (204) — see all tags


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About my libraryLocated on the fifth floor of the Hamilton Building, the Academy Library provides support for the academic programs at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the nation's oldest art museum and school of fine arts. The Academy Library offers quiet reading and study areas, word processing and Internet workstations, a photocopy machine, digital photography and slide viewing equipment, as well as open access to the book, video and periodical stacks. The Academy Library also provides wireless Internet access for those with properly equipped laptop computers.

The spacious PAFA Library serves students, staff, faculty, and alumni, and provides broad-based coverage of the history, theory, criticism, and making of fine art, with special emphasis on the work of individual artists in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The Library acts as a depository of graduate theses, the final academic project required for graduation from the MFA program.

The Academy’s collection contains:

* 16,000 books
* 55 current periodical subscriptions
* over 20,000 slides
* a growing selection of video resources
* the ARTstor Charter Collection of approximately 300,000 images
* an online version of H. W. Wilson's Art Index, which provides indexing, abstracting, and full text coverage of over 378 peer selected journals
* extensive Artist Files, which include newspaper clippings, gallery announcements, resumes, and pictures of more than 7,000 artists whose works are difficult to document in books
* Faculty Files, which are Artist Files for the Academy’s current faculty members.

GroupsGraphic Novels


LocationPhiladelphia, PA

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Member sinceOct 12, 2006

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