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  • 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.

  • The Allegorical Frescoes of the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua

    The theme of this extensive fresco cycle—which is comprised of more than 300 scenes—is human life as regulated by the heavens.

  • 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.

  • St. Lawrence Recovered

    The Photoarchive allows researchers to trace the history of a work of art; the image of St. Lawrence by Niccolò di Buonaccorso of Siena reproduced at left offers an instructive example of this crucial aspect of our collection.

  • 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 by Eleo...

  • Forgotten Folk Songs

    In 1932 Juliana Force, the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, commissioned Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) to create a series of eight murals for the library of the museum. While six panels from this series survive, two ceiling panels are unlocated. It is feared that they have been destroyed.

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