Discoveries in Photoarchive

  • Taddeo's Treasures in the Frick Photoarchive

    As a look back on the final special exhibition at Frick Madison, Bellini and Giorgione in the House of Taddeo Contarini, Photoarchivist Emily Stein explores some of the other works of art in Contarini’s collection that are documented in the Frick Photoarchive.
  • One Hundred Years at the Library: Art and Politics

    In this installment of our series looking back at the past century of the Frick Art Reference Library through significant objects in its collections, Stephen J. Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, explores three items connected to the career of the Futurist poet and artist Vladimir Mayakovsky and his involvement in the turbulent politics of early twentieth-century Russia.
  • Reading List: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

    We’re celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library! Discover the work of a variety of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American artists and scholars through books from our collection.
  • Reading List: Arab American Heritage Month

    Happy Arab American Heritage Month! Celebrate with a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library honoring the work and research of a variety of Arab American artists and scholars.
  • Reading List: National Library Lovers’ Month

    Show your love for libraries! During National Library Lovers’ Month, browse a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library exploring reading, books, and the spaces that house them as they appear throughout art history.
  • One Hundred Years at the Library: Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

    Celebrating one hundred years of the Frick Art Reference Library, Suz Massen, Associate Chief Librarian for Access, explores a selection from the library’s over 100,000 auction catalogs. These materials are invaluable for researchers piecing together the history of an object or collection.
  • Reading List: Staff Picks by Gabriella Lacza

    In our second installment of Staff Picks, Gabriella Lacza, Imaging Assistant, selects eight of her favorite items from the Frick Art Reference Library’s collections. Get to know Gabriella and her recommended reading list—featuring books on Surrealism, stains, sculpture, and more.
  • Reading List: Native American Heritage Month

    In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month this November, the Frick Art Reference Library offers a recommended reading list of books that pay tribute to the ample contributions Native Americans have made to the rich history of this country and its art, from centuries ago through to the present day.
  • Reading List: Portraiture

    In celebration of our acclaimed special exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick, Joey Vincennie, Reference Lead, presents a recommended reading list from the collection of the Frick Art Reference Library exploring how artists have crafted portraits throughout history.
  • Summer Intern Project: American Art at the Library

    Discover the joint project of the Frick Art Reference Library’s summer 2023 interns. In anticipation of the library becoming the repository for the Archives of American Art’s extensive microfilm collection, the interns examined the existing presence of materials on American art in the library’s collections. In this post, they each present a fascinating aspect of their findings.

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