Frick Art Reference Library

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Closing: Monday, July 4, 2016, for Independence Day.

Announcement: Some of the photographs for American artists with last names beginning with A through IZ and RA through ZU in the Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive are being digitized and are currently unavailable. Please contact us in advance of your visit to learn what materials are accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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The Library's book and photograph collections relate mainly to paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints from the fourth to the mid-twentieth centuries by European and American artists. Known internationally for its rich holdings of auction and exhibition catalogs, the Library is a leading site for collecting and provenance research. Archival materials and special collections augment the research collections with documents pertaining to the history of collecting art and of Henry Clay Frick's collecting in particular.

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