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  • John Updike and the Frick

    In 1991, Mirabella commissioned John Updike (1932–2009) to write a short article about the Frick.

  • Datasets of the Dutch Golden Age

    Since its founding in 2014, the Digital Art History Lab (DAHL) has served the public with workshops and symposia to introduce the possibilities that the digital world holds for art historians. During these events, DAHL staff have encountered a wealth of enthusiasm but a lack of workable art datasets. Thus, we are excited to announce the release of two datasets, the Montias database and a Vermeer... MORE »
  • The Surrealists and A L'Etoile scellée

    Founder of surrealism, André Breton (1896–1966) had roles as an advisor to three Parisian galleries: La galerie Surréaliste, 16, rue Jacques Callot, 1926–28; La galerie Gradiva, 31, rue de Seine, 1937–1938; and A L'Etoile scellée, 11, rue du Pré-aux-Clercs, 1952–56.

  • Special Loan: John Singer Sargent’s "Fishing Boats at Whitby"

    John Witty, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, writes on a loan by artist John Singer Sargent, which is currently on display through August. Fishing Boats at Whitby (1884) affords an opportunity to view a work created in a pivotal moment of the young artist’s career. MORE »
  • Summer 2019

    Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper discusses the recent announcement of a named position at the Frick, as well as current exhibitions, includingElective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection.

  • Rediscovering Vermeer’s "Mistress and Maid": The Newest Book in the Frick’s Diptych Series

    Margaret Iacono, Associate Research Curator, writes about Vermeer’s Mistress and Maid, the second diptych in the Frick's ongoing series.

  • Winter 2019

    Director Ian Wardropper encourages visitors to view the architectural model of the proposed renovation and discusses the current exhibition, Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture.

  • 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.