There are two study rooms available:
- The Ernestine and Herbert Ruben Study Center for Works on Paper (Paper Study Room) for two-dimensional works
- The Object Study Room for three-dimensional works (we can also display 2D works here)
Click the button below to begin the reservation process. Reservations should be submitted 15 business days prior to your desired date. We will respond to your request within two business days. Reservation requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Submitting a reservation request does not guarantee that the precise date and time of a request will be available, but we will reschedule appointments at the earliest possible date that works for the instructor/researcher.
The works requested must be portable, available, and of appropriate size and weight.
The Mellon Collections Assistant/Art Handler will be present with your group during the entire time of your visit. Handling of artwork by non-trained staff is prohibited due to the fragility of these objects; all art handling is undertaken by the Mellon Collections Assistant/Art Handler.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
The Study Rooms are available for reservations Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Groups in the study rooms are limited to 20 people (with some flexibility for larger university classes).
Drawing classes in which students will be working with sketchbooks are limited to 13 individuals per room. We encourage drawing instructors with larger classes to reserve both the Paper Study Room and the Object Study Room so as to split the class between the two rooms, ensuring that the students will have space to work.
Display capacity (number of works):
Depending on their size, each room has the capacity to display approximately 15 works of art.
Object Study Room: 36” tall x 60” wide / 50 lbs. (3D objects)
Paper Study Room: 36” x 40” (works on paper)
41” x 46” (paintings)
Click on the link below to submit your reservation request.