Housed in a landmark Tudor-Revival mansion designed by John Russell Pope, the Branch hosts approximately 12 exhibitions per year, in addition to the permanent collection.
The 27,000-square-foot residence features eleven levels; a chapel-like studio; and fireproofing by means of concrete floors and masonry walls. With its long gallery, great hall, commodious library and dining room on the main floor, the house, completed in 1919, provided ample space for displaying the Branches’ extensive collection of European tapestries, textiles, and furnishings.
Museum tours are available on the first and third Sunday of every month. Tours feature the first and second floors of The Branch Museum and include historical information about the family as well as architectural elements specific to the Branch House. The exhibitions currently on view are also discussed.