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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Study Center


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 by qualified researchers 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.

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 15 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 monitored by a FAMSF docent.

Classes may be scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays only and must be scheduled by January 15 (spring semester), May 15 (summer session), August 15 (fall semester). Please review guidelines before emailing for an appointment.


Note that, due to staff limitations, the Achenbach's print study room is currently closed to classes and individual visitors until further notice.

The George Roberts Seminar Room is open to qualified researchers on Thursdays by appointment only. To inquire, e-mail with a brief description of the nature of your research, a detailed list of no more than 15 artworks that you are interested in viewing, and an explanation of how these artworks fit into your research and why it is necessary to see them in person.

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

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