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You can read these 200+ books about modern art for free


From short films to Adobe Photoshop, free stuff is all the rage. And thanks to the Guggenheim Museum, you can add more than 200 books to your reading list.

For a retrospective look into the New York museum’s past exhibitions, the Guggenheim has made it a point to digitize several of their exhibition catalogs and art books. Among the roster includes masters such as Francis Bacon, Max Ernst and Mark Rothko.

Modern art enthusiasts can peruse them online or download them as PDF and ePub formats for later reading. Plus, they all come with no price tag attached—just check them out at the museum’s Internet Archive.

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So, if you need to brush up on your knowledge of German Expressionism or if you feel like mulling over Picasso’s works circa the Civil War of 1936, Guggenheim has you covered—no library card required.

Screenshots from Guggenheim Museum Internet Archive



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