Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Third Floor
New York, NY 10018
Fully Accessible
Open today
10 AM–5:45 PM
Division is by appointment only.
Regular Hours
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
Day Hours
Monday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Friday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5:45 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

About the Division

Image of Keith Haring in front of a wall featuring his work.

Established in 1987 thanks to a gift from the Wallach family, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs unites what had formerly been five separate departments under a single banner. Divisional holdings comprise works of art, pictures, ephemera, as well as reference materials on painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, and the history of architecture from prehistoric times to the present. The Wallach Division also serves as the access point to the Spencer Collection of fine bindings and illustrated books and the Picture Collection, founded in 1915, which is organized by subjects depicted. Together, these collections include more than two million works of items in various mediums and formats, complemented by nearly 700,000 monographs and periodicals. The quality, depth, and scope of these holdings have earned the Wallach Division an international reputation among a broad variety of scholars and lovers of art. Learn more about this division.

Now on View! The Awe of the Arctic: A Visual History

Photograph of an Arctic setting with ice jutting dramatically into the night sky.

Through July 13, 2024 | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Discover how the Arctic has been a source of intrigue and fascination for centuries through historic and contemporary images. Learn more.

Request a Class Visit

Bird's eye view of a class attending a lecture around a table filled with historic books.

We work with educators to design class visits that use the Library's remarkable collections to foster creative inquiry, build critical thinking and visual literacy skills, and inspire wonder and excitement around the process of primary source analysis and research. Learn more.

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