The MAACM Library

A Visual Treat with a Noble Purpose

A key component of the mission of the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement is its commitment to education. That promise is embodied in the Museum’s library. Elegantly furnished with period objects, the library creates a stunning visual presentation and enriching educational experience.

Students and scholars will find the library a valuable resource. It is the repository for a collection of books, journals, periodicals, and auction catalogues focusing on architecture, design, printmaking, photography, and decorative arts from the American Arts and Crafts movement. Important rare books and ephemera are also included in the collection.

In true Arts and Crafts fashion, the library’s interior is framed by traditional quartersawn oak wainscoting and flooring. The library is furnished with original Arts and Crafts pieces such as bookcases, library tables, desks, chairs, and magazine stands by craftsmen like Gustav Stickley and L. & J.G. Stickley. Decorative features include stained glass windows, Tiffany lamps, and oil paintings – all coming together to provide the visitor with a sense of timelessness and quiet decorum.

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