The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

The establishment of the Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center in 2001 nearly tripled the amount of space devoted to works on paper. These works cannot be exposed to light for extended periods of time, but they are available for public viewing in the Herzfeld Study Center, where visitors have the unique opportunity to examine pieces in an intimate setting. The Herzfeld Study Center is located in the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts, on the lower level of the Museum. In addition to housing the Museum’s collection of works on paper, the Herzfeld Study Center contains a library of monographs on artists, catalogues raisonnés, and reference materials, along with object files and artist files.

The Museum’s collection of prints, drawings, photographs, and book arts numbers over 15,000 objects. Highlights include the following:


Please note that the Herzfeld Study Center will be closed from May– August 2017.

By appointment only (please provide two weeks advance notice)
Tuesdays–Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.
Call 414-224-3817 or e-mail to make an appointment.
Requests should be as specific as possible.


The Herzfeld Study Center is open to the public by appointment. The library collections are non-circulating, and black-and-white photocopies may be made for $.10/copy.

Classes and group visits can be accommodated. Please contact the collections manager of works on paper for guidelines and further information at 414-224-3817 or .


A picture ID must be provided in order to view artwork.
Visitors must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by an adult.
Pencils only may be used for writing or sketching (no. 2 or HB).
Food, drink, and chewing gum are not permitted.
Library materials do not circulate outside of the Herzfeld Study Center.
Cell phones and pagers must have the volume turned off, and their use is prohibited in the Study Center. Other sound devices are not permitted.

For further information
414-224-3817 /
The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center
700 North Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202