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Perpich Center for Arts Education Library


Perpich Center for Arts Education Library
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Librarian, Anne Dennison
Phone: 763-279-4170
FAX 763-591-4646


Library Catalog

School year
Weekdays 7:45AM - 4:00PM

Summer and non-school days
Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The library is open to the public.

Subject Specialty
The Perpich Center for Arts Education Library seeks to support teaching and learning through the arts in Minnesota by loaning arts and arts education materials directly to MN residents (18 and older) who are K-12 and post-secondary teachers, artists, staff from art organizations, researchers, or any interested citizen for a period of three (3) to six (6) weeks.

We are a lending library of more than 13,000 arts and education resources for artists and all K-12 educators. In addition to a diverse representation of arts and education areas, we have special collections focused on: multicultural and diversity resources, professional development and research, dance education, and National Gallery of Art teacher resources. We also provide library services to Perpich students and staff.

Our Customers
Primary Customers:
Perpich Center for Arts Education - Arts High School students and agency staff and faculty.
Secondary Customers:

Residents of the state of Minnesota (18 and older) - primarily K-12 educators.


Special Collections

  • Dance Education Initiative Materials
    DVDs, books, CDs, and Curriculum materials representing all aspects of dance and dance education.
  • Multicultural Collection
    Includes a wide variety of books representing various world cultures.
  • National Gallery of Art Teacher Resources
    Teaching packets and DVD resources available for check-out. (The Perpich Library is an affiliate of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as of August 2003.)
  • Professional Development & Research Collection
    Materials (mostly books, but also DVDs and CDs) intended for use by K-12 and post-secondary educators and teaching artists seeking information to assist them in:
    • Arts education and arts-integrated education
    • Lesson and curriculum planning and development
    • Standards and assessment information
    • Best teaching practices
    • Educational research
    • Arts advocacy

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