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  • 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.
  • Reading List: Staff Picks by Hannah Fountain

    Get to know the friendly faces of the Frick Art Reference Library in our new series, Staff Picks! In the first installment, Hannah Fountain, Discovery Lead, shares a selection of her favorite items from the library’s collection—including books on modernism, craft, and a Grant Wood catalogue with a corn-cob chandelier. Plus, discover Hannah’s answers to our rapid-fire Q&A.
  • One Hundred Years at the Library: Innovation through Technology

    Sumitra Duncan, Web Archiving Lead, explores technology at the Frick Art Reference Library, as part of our ongoing celebration of its hundredth anniversary. Technological innovations have been embraced since the library’s founding, a commitment that remains a vital part of its mission in the present day. In this post, we consider three examples: the telautograph, early art photography trips and a recent map charting the expeditions, and web archiving efforts.
  • Reading List: Pride Month 2023

    Happy Pride Month! To honor the history of Pride and of LGBTQ+ individuals in the arts, we have compiled a selection of books from the Frick Art Reference Library that highlights the work of queer artists and scholars.
  • Reading List: National Pet Day

    The Frick Art Reference Library celebrates all our furry friends this National Pet Day! Discover recommended reads about cats and dogs, plus images of unexpected domestic animals from our digital collections and archival photos of the Frick family’s pets.

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