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  • Alfred Cook's "Progress Photographs"

    From 1931 to 1935, Alfred Cook, a footman to the Frick family, documented the transformation of the Frick’s Gilded Age mansion into a public art gallery and research center in a series of evocative “progress photographs.”
  • Fall 2018

    Director Ian Wardropper discusses current and upcoming exhibitions, including Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome.

  • Bronze Statuette Offers a Preview of Next Year’s Fall Exhibition

    Alexander J. Noelle, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, previews the 2019 exhibition dedicated to the sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni. He discusses the artist’s statuette, Shield Bearer, which will be featured in the show, and is from the Frick’s permanent collection.

  • Recent Acquisition: Rare Vase by Luigi Valadier on View

    Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, previews the upcoming fall exhibition dedicated to the Roman Silversmith, Luigi Valadier. He discusses the Frick’s recent acquisition of a rare vase by the artist, which will be featured in the show.

  • Honoring the Past and Enhancing the Future: A Conversation with Director Ian Wardropper

    Director Ian Wardropper (along with Publications Editor Rebecca Brooke), discusses the Frick’s plans to upgrade and expand its buildings, the institution’s first comprehensive upgrade since 1935. 

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  • Curating the Visual Landscape of Our Digital World

    The Artificial Intelligence revolution is underway and how we as a society are interacting with images is changing drastically in response. Computer vision technology is increasingly becoming the standard vehicle through which we navigate the visual world on our devices.

  • Recent Acquisition: Portrait of a Lady

    Margaret Iacono, Associate Research Curator, writes about a lost marble bust of Frick Art Reference founder Helen Clay Frick, by American sculptor Malvina Cornell Hoffman. A plaster model of the bust, a recent gift to the museum, represents an intriguing episode in Frick family history and provides a welcome opportunity to recall the career of a fascinating artist.

  • Winter 2018

    Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to programs of the coming months and discusses the Frick’s inclusion in Apollo Magazine’s “best of 2017” awards. 

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  • Re-viewing Digital Technologies and Art History

    Photoarchive staff was involved in the publication of a special issue of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy: “Re-viewing Digital Technologies and Art History."

  • “Lost” Murillo Portrait Joins Special Exhibition

    Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, writes about a painting believed to be a copy after a lost portrait by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (and described as such in the catalogue of the current special exhibition), this portrait has very recently been restored and discovered to be the original. It will remain on view through the rest of the New York exhibition.

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