Research News

A blog containing recent news and updates related to the Frick Art Reference Library. Stephen J. Bury is the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library, and the author of this blog.

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A Dadaist Doctor in New York

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...

Gilding the Gilded Age

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.

The Artist as Tavern-keeper

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... MORE »

On Time

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

Collecting Spanish Art

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.

Web-based Research Resources

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.

A New Acquisition

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

Getty Research Portal

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.

Denise Allen Wins AAMC Award

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 ...

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Colin B. Bailey Wins AAMC Award

Fragonard’s Progress of Love at The Frick Collection, written by Colin B.

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