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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Study Center

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Albert Dupont (printer, French, active 20th century). Untitled, pg. 53, illustration for the poem, "De nouveau au-dessus de Denver," (detail), 1992. Color etching and aquatint on arches wove paper. The Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books. 2000.200.51.6


The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts has in its collection more than 90,000 works of art on paper including prints, drawings, artist books, and photographs. Many of these artworks can be viewed in the George Roberts Seminar Room located at the Legion of Honor with advance notice. Visitors may learn more about print processes in the Jacqueline and Peter Hoefer Print Study Room on Saturdays, when volunteers share the tools used to make relief, intaglio, and planographic prints.


Docent-led Class Visits to the Works on Paper Collection:

The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts houses the Museums’ collection of works on paper (prints, drawings, artist books, and photographs) and is available for classes of up to 20 students to engage with works from the permanent collection. Object selection and class sessions are coordinated by a curator in the department and visits are led by a FAMSF docent.

Classes may be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays only and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.  Please email achenbach@famsf.org for more information and an appointment.


The Jacqueline and Peter Hoefer Print Study Room is open Saturdays 11:30 am–2:30 pm, when volunteers from the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council are available to describe print processes and answer questions about printmaking.

The George Roberts Seminar Room is open by appointment only. To inquire, e-mail achenbach@famsf.org

Classes and groups: 10 am–4 pm, Tuesdays & Fridays
Individuals: 10 am–4 pm, Thursdays

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