Cunningham Study Center
The Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs houses SCMA's collection of more than 22,000 original works of art on paper, dating from the 15th century to the present day. Individuals and groups of up to 25 people are welcome to visit the Cunningham Study Center by appointment to study or simply enjoy the collection.
Hours and Location
The Cunningham Study Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 10-4, by appointment only. Please call 413-585-2778 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment or to consult with a staff member about using the collection. You are welcome to visit without an appointment during Student Picks, student-organized exhibitions typically held on the last Thursday of the month, 4–8 pm.
Search the museum’s online database to discover new works on paper on your own. Then, make an appointment to see them for yourself.
The Cunningham Study Center is located on the second floor of the museum. See the Visitor Guide + Floor plan
SCMA has been acquiring works on paper since its founding. Today works on paper constitute the largest and the fastest-growing part of its collection. Established in the early 1970s to make these works widely accessible, the Cunningham Study Center currently holds more than 22,000 prints, drawings, photographs, illustrated books and artists' books. We encourage visitors who are interested in viewing items in the collection to make an appointment.
Search the museum’s online database to discover new treasures on your own. Then, make an appointment to see them for yourself.
How to Schedule a Class Visit
Faculty: To bring a group of college students to the Cunningham Study Center, visit our page for faculty.
PreK-12 Educators: Guided and self-guided museum visits are available for preK-12 groups. For more information, visit our page for preK-12 educators.
Individuals: To schedule a visit, call 413-585-2778 or email us at email@example.com with the date and time when you prefer to visit.
Before your visit, you can search the collection online to select works you'd like to see. Email your list of up to 15 works of art per visit (include the object number, artist's name and title of each work) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't find what you want, or you'd rather have our staff make selections for you, we'd be more than happy to help. Please email or call.