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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room

The James E. Duffy Study Room provides access to over 35,000 European and American prints, drawings, and photographs ranging in date from the 15th century to the present. All works are available for study by appointment.

Mary, Queen of Scots
L'écho (Echo), study for Une baignade, Asnières (Bathers at Asnières)
Allover (Gloria Estefan, Queen and Others)
Dealey Plaza, Dallas

About the James E. Duffy Study Room

The Duffy Study Room holds approximately 25,000 prints, 8,000 drawings and watercolors, and 5,000 photographs. Prints and drawings range from the 15th century to the present, and photographs span the history of the medium. Particular strengths are in early modernism, including German Expressionism, and American works of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Gallery has extraordinary prints by the two greatest Old Master printmakers, Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn, and a broad range of Italian, French, and Netherlandish drawings. Since the 1970s, the Gallery has been actively acquiring photographs, and the collection includes significant groups of works by Eugène Atget, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Robert Adams.

Make an Appointment

The Duffy Study Room is located on the fourth floor of the Gallery and is open by appointment to individuals, classes, and groups of fewer than 12 people Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. All visitors must be fully vaccinated (including booster, if eligible) and be prepared to show proof of vaccination. To schedule a visit, contact us at least two weeks in advance with a selection of up to 15 objects.

To find objects you can explore, search the collection and filter your results to prints, drawings, and photographs that are viewable by appointment.

Prints and Drawings

For information about teaching from the collection, contact Isabelle Sagraves, the Florence B. Selden Fellow (isabelle.sagraves@yale.edu). Research inquiries about specific prints or drawings can be directed to Suzanne Greenawalt, Senior Museum Assistant (suzanne.greenawalt@yale.edu).


For information about teaching from the collection, viewing objects by appointment, or research inquiries about specific photographs, email yuag.photo@yale.edu.

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