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Kohler Art Library 50th Anniversary

The Kohler Art Library opened in 1970 as part of the newly-built Elvehjem Building, bringing to fruition a long-held dream for campus: a university art museum, art history department, and art library all in one space.

To celebrate our 50th anniversary we'll be showcasing "50 Fab Features" that make our library amazing. From lamps to rare photobooks, napping chairs to Futurist manifestos, check out #50FabFeatures on Instagram as we countdown throughout 2020.

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50 years of images

Take a visual tour through Kohler Art Library history to see our origins, growth, and current activity as a campus creative hub serving the visual art research needs of UW-Madison.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Chazen Museum of Art Department of Art History