Library Reading Lists

  • 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.
  • Reading List: 2022 Library Acquisitions

    Scott Calhoun, Acquisitions Assistant, looks back on some standout additions to the Frick Art Reference Library’s holdings in 2022. The library adds several thousand new books to its collections each year, including titles from all over the world that cover a vast range of topics.
  • Reading List: New Perspectives on Vermeer

    In celebration of Johannes Vermeer’s 390th birthday this month, explore a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library on the artist’s life and work by Eugénie Fortier, Acting Storage and Retrieval Lead. All the resources on this list were published within the last two decades, speaking to the Dutch artist’s continuing legacy nearly four hundred years later.
  • Reading List: Ukrainian Art and Artists

    Celebrate Ukrainian art with a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library by Eugénie Fortier, Acting Storage and Retrieval Lead. Peruse these publications to discover a wide breadth of art styles and media and to learn how artists from Ukraine have explored their home country’s history and culture through time.
  • Reading List: Disability Pride Month

    In celebration of Disability Pride Month, Michelle McCarthy-Behler, Reference Lead at the Frick Art Reference Library, presents a recommended reading list of monographs and exhibition catalogs that highlight people with disabilities throughout art history.
  • Reading List: Art, Astronomy, and the Arrival of Summer

    Happy first day of summer! Ralph Baylor, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Lead, offers a reading list on the history of astronomy in art from the collections of the Frick Art Reference Library, in celebration of the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Reading List: Jewish American Heritage Month

    In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, discover a selection of recommended reads from the Frick Art Reference Library on Jewish artists, collectors, and scholars in North America. Books on the list explore themes such as the diasporic experience, assimilation and tradition, and the sacred and secular.