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Books are our brand, but we have other Things to enjoy as well. Delve into the expanded offerings at Fairfax County Public Library. Last Updated: May 17, 2024 2:19 PM

Framed Art

The Library's framed art collection, developed with support from the George Mason Friends, includes works by a variety of fine and commercial artists with western artists of the 19th century being especially well-represented. In recent years we have been working to broaden the scope of the collection, adding dozens of works of art by non-western artists, people of color, and women in areas including the renaissance, baroque, and modern periods, to name a few. Most of the collection consists of high quality art prints and giclee prints on paper, but some posters and canvas prints are also included. Use for staging a house you are selling, to change up the look of a room without expense, create a background for virtual meetings, or just because family is coming to visit and the walls of your new apartments are still empty! The framed art collection is housed at the George Mason Regional Library; a small selection from this collection is currently available at the Sherwood Regional Library.

Circulation Policy

  • Artwork may be checked out for 3 weeks. It is renewable, if no one is waiting.
  • Artwork is available for pickup only at George Mason and Sherwood Regional libraries; it must be returned to the branch where it was checked out - artwork cannot travel in our delivery system.
  • There are no overdue fines.
  • Framed art can only be returned during library operating hours (pieces are fragile and don't fit in the book drop).

 Place artwork on Hold

About this item:

  • Replacement cost: $100.00 or the price marked in the individual record
    • Art cost varies based on size and framing, generally $100
    • Art sleeve varies based on size of artwork: $3.50 - $17.50;  Model: Blick Mesh Zipper bags

Tell Me More:

  • Pieces range in size from about 10" x 12" to 30" x 40"
  • Artwork should be kept in dry, climate-controlled spaces and handled with care to protect the artwork, frames, and glass - some pieces have been in the collection for decades

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