Ryals Library

Welcome to the Ryals Family Library!

The Ryals Library is available and open to the public daily from 11 am - 4 pm for researching artists, art theory, art movements, and more.  The Ryals Library is a non-lending resource library. 

The library's holdings reflect the collection priorities of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, its many volumes constitute a fine art collection extending from Western artists' biographies to technical books on fiber and ceramics.

The Arts Center proudly owns the personal libraries of Western art collector Francis King and famed Taos printmaker Gene Kloss.  

Collection topics include but are not limited to:

  • Art of Native Americans

  • Hispanic Southwest

  • Artist Biographies

  • Historic Art of the American West and Southwest

  • Fine Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries

  • Folk Art

  • Technical "How To" Books

  • Theater Arts

  • Dance & Music

 

Visit us today!