Honickman Art Library

Honickman Art Library

Honickman Library at the Barnes Foundation
Honickman Library at the Barnes Foundation

The Honickman Art Library supports the educational, philosophical, and aesthetic principles of the Barnes Foundation and includes books, periodicals, DVDs, databases, and collected reference materials. The growing collection of over 9,000 items focuses on 19th- and 20th-century art historical movements, art education, visual literacy, philosophy, psychology, and conservation.


The Honickman Art Library is open to the faculty, staff, and students of the Barnes Foundation, as well as to its docents, garden guides, interns, and volunteers Monday–Friday, 10–4 pm.

Library access for external researchers is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact reference@barnesfoundation.org or 215-278-7280.

The Collection

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Call 215.278.7290 or e-mail us.

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