Art Institute of Chicago

Resource Type: 
Library Catalogs
Description: 

 The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries constitute a major art and architecture research collection serving The Art Institute of Chicago and scholars in the fields of art and architectural history. Approximately 10,000 volumes are added annually. All periods and media are covered, but special emphasis is placed on architecture of the 18th through 20th centuries and 19th century painting, prints, drawings, and decorative arts. Special collections include the Percier and Fontaine Collection of 17th-19th century architectural books, the Mary Reynolds Collection on Dada and Surrealism, the George R. Collins Archive of Catalan Art and Architecture, and the Mrs. James Ward Thorne Collection of illustrated books. Additional resources include Ryerson & Burnham Archives, Institutional Archives of The Art Institute of Chicago, MacLean Visual Resource Center. For more information contact the Reference Desk (312) 443-3666