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One of the founders of Dada with Hugo Ball, Richard Huelsenbeck (1892-1974) took part in the activities of the Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, including creating and performing the simultaneous Dada poem L’amiral cherche une maison a louer with Tristan Tzara

Phase III of the digital collection, Documenting the Gilded Age, made possible by a grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), has just been completed. A collaborative project, this phase includes material from The Frick Art Reference Library and The William Randolph Hearst Archive at Long Island University (LIU) Post.

It's an interesting moment when a book dealer brings in something that neither the dealer nor you yourself quite know what it could possibly be. The item in question was an eight-page manuscript in ink, entitled Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings now exhibiting at the Lyceum Strand the whole painted by Mr Keyse. It looks like a maquette for a printed catalog, as the manuscript hand imitates typography. And it has “Kemish printer Borough” on its cover. Intriguingly, there is a date of 1827, crossed out in pencil and Nov 1797 inserted. There are 72 paintings of which seven are starred as for sale, mainly works not by Keyse. Painting No. 51 is described as “lately painted by Mr Keyse at the age of 78 years." Keyse may have been born in 1721, which would give an approximate date of 1799 and probably before Keyse died on 8 February 1800; otherwise it would have said “painted by the late Mr Keyse.” Many of the paintings were auctioned by Peter Coxe, Burrell & Foster on Thursday, 4 August 1803, which would make a date of 1827 unlikely.

Edey’s annotated copy of Maurice Rheims, The Strange Life of Objects (New York, 1961) http://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b471740~S6

The Frick Collection's Center for the History of Collecting was established in 2007. Its program includes a series of international symposia and it has begun to publish their proceedings. In November 2012, with the assistance of the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica and the Center for Spain in America, we launched Collecting Spanish Art: Spain's Golden Age and America's Gilded Age, edited by Inge Reist and José Luis Colomer.

There are many wonderful free Web-based research resources for the study of art history, but how do we know how to find them or if they are reliable? For the last few years, staff at the Frick Art Reference Library have been selecting, evaluating, and cataloging such Web sites.

The Frick Art Reference Library recently acquired a three volume, complete run of 'Le DA COSTA Encyclopédique', published in Paris in 1947-8.

The Frick Art Reference Library is one of the participants in the new Getty Research Portal. The Getty Research Institute is spearheading this international collaboration with libraries that are digitizing art history books in order to make their resources accessible to a larger audience.

Frick Curator Denise Allen, along with fellow curators, won the 2011 award for Outstanding Small Exhibition (based on square footage: no more than 2,000 square feet) for Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance BronzesThe exhibition was curated by Eleonora Luciano, associate curator of sculpture, National Gallery of Art, in co

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