Frick Art Reference Library

The collections of the Frick Art Reference Library 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.

For access to information and hours, see Visit > Library. Click the links at left for specific information about the Library and its collections.

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Stephen J. Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Library of the Frick Art Reference Library 

The quarterly newsletter (July–September 2016) from the Library is now available. Learn about recent and future activities of the institution. To sign up to received e-news, see About > E-News. Photo: Stephen J. Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian.


Some of the photographs for Italian artists with last names beginning with C-L in the Library's 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.

Web Archives

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), of which the Library is a member, archives Web sites for preservation purposes to make them available to the public now and in the future.

For Web archives, search NYARC Discovery.

To nominate a Web site for archiving, see NYARC Web Archive Collections.


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