Library Reading Lists

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reading List: Spring Flowers and Gardens

    Joey Vincennie, Reference Lead, rings in the spring with a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library focused on botany, scientific illustration, landscape architecture, and depictions of flowers and gardens in the visual arts through the ages.

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