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About the Art Library

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Named for Professor Clarence Ward, Museum Director & Art Department Chairman, 1917-1949.

Located on the top floor of the Allen Memorial Art Museum addition designed by the noted architectural firm Venturi and Rauch.

Study Carrels

  • 36 study carrels
  • For students, staff, and faculty
  • Applications at Circulation Desk
  • Most Library Use Only material may be checked out to carrels with approval
  • Carrel Cards are used to check out items to a carrel


  • 110,000+ volumes
  • Covers all the visual arts worldwide, all time periods, and all art forms
  • In-depth coverage of Western European, Chinese, Japanese, and American art
Last updated:
February 18, 2020