Brown Fine Arts Library


The art and architecture collection of the Brown Fine Arts Library contains books, exhibition catalogs, and periodicals on all media, periods of art and architectural history with particular emphasis on Western Europe, the United States, the Greco-Roman world, the Ottoman Empire, China and Japan; 20 – 21st  Brazil and Latin America in general, film and photography.   A special collection of livres d’artistes is housed in the Woodson Research Center.

The Brown Fine Arts music collection contains music scores, sound and video recordings, periodicals and books on music.  The focus of the collection is on music from the western classical tradition, with holdings in western popular genres such as jazz, blues and gospel and folk.  Music from nonwestern traditions are also represented.  Archival holdings include a collection of autograph scores and first editions of the composer Francis Poulenc, and a number of microfilm collections of music manuscripts and other materials.

Contact Information
713-348-8086 (Art & Arch.)
713-348-3727 (Music)

Located on the 3rd floor of Fondren Library.
The Architecture, Art and Music librarians are located in B35 (basement)

Mailing Address:
Fondren Library - MS44
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892