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 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.

The study room also hosts visitors seeking to view works on paper across other curatorial disciplines, including Asian art.


Make an Appointment

The Duffy Study Room welcomes scholars, the public, and groups of up to 15 people—including college and university classes. We are open by appointment Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; however, viewings of Asian works on paper are limited to Mondays between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. To schedule a visit, email the relevant department two weeks in advance with a selection of up to 15 objects. Departmental contact information is given below.

To find objects to 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 Joseph Henry, the Florence B. Selden Fellow ( Research inquiries about specific prints or drawings can be directed to Suzanne Greenawalt, Senior Museum Assistant (


For information about teaching from the collection, to schedule an appointment to view objects, or to submit research inquiries about specific photographs, email

Asian Art

For research inquiries or to schedule an appointment to view specific Asian works on paper, email Viewings are scheduled on Mondays between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

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