Permanent Collection

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On Display at all library locations

The Ann Arbor District Library has an extensive Art_in_the_Library comprised of work by local as well as regionally and nationally known artists. Much of the collection is due to the generosity of the Ladies’ Library Association, which has long supported the arts at the library, donating paintings and sculpture for all AADL locations and contributing annually to our large collection of art books.

Also available on our website, are digital archives of some of our past exhibits including the Downtown Library 50th Anniversary Exhibit


I didnt know about this until just now and i used the libraries for a long time

I didn't know about this until this web post either. Are these collections only at Malletts Creek and Pittsfield?

Thanks for asking, kittenkat101! Since this blog was first posted, the Traverwood branch has opened where you will also find works from our permanent collection including a painting by Mignotte Yin Cheng and a sculpture by Gerome Kamrowski. Additionally, there are some ceramic sculptures at the West Branch location as well, so works from our permanent collection are now on display at all AADL locations!

That is really cool!

I saw a plaque at the DT library about the Ladies. They are indeed generous.