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  • 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.

  • News from the Photoarchive

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) published a feature article on the Photoarchive by Amy Lifson, "All the Art: The Records Division at the Frick" in the March/April 2012 issue of Humanities: The Magazine of the Nati...
  • Is There a Portrait in Your Past?

    The NEH Division of Preservation and Access has published an online article about our two consecutive NEH projects to digitize the Frick Library negatives on its new website. Written by Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer, it is titled  "Is there a Portrait in Your Past?

  • NEH Grants for Photoarchive

    The Frick Collection received two NEH grants totaling $648,900 to digitize and make accessible thirty thousand endangered negatives in the Frick...

  • The Parthenon in 1667

    This detailed sketch, based on George Wheeler’s topographical drawing of 1667, documents the appearance of the Parthenon just a few years before Venetian forces shelled the Acropolis during the Republic’s struggle to take the city from the Ottomans in 1687.

  • Drawing Lost in Spanish Civil War

    This stunning pen and wash drawing of the Coronation of the Virgin signed by the seventeenth-century Spanish master Francisco Herrera the Younger (called "el Mozo") was part of a valuable collection of drawings housed in the Real Instituto de Jovellanos in Gijón, Spain, that was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War.

  • Documenting the Gilded Age

    A joint project of the Frick Art Reference Library and Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives that digitized ephemeral exhibition checklists, pamphlets, and catalogues from eleven historically significant galleries, society clubs, and arts associations operating from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

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