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  • Data Discoveries: Completing the Picture of Artists in the Photoarchive

    Emma Claire Marvin, a spring/summer 2021 practicum student and content consultant in the Frick Art Reference Library, explains her work on the library’s ongoing Wikidata project. The project enhances the online discoverability of artists represented in the Photoarchive, and Emma Claire describes her research that contributed to the creation of a brand-new Wikidata “item” for lesser-known French artist Marie Perrier (1864–1941).
  • Reading List: Pride Month

    Happy Pride Month from the Frick Art Reference Library! Celebrate by discovering a selection of recommended reads (both hardcover titles and freely accessible e-books) that spotlight LGBTQ+ art, artists, and history.
  • Reading List: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, browse through a list of recommended reading from the Frick Art Reference Library. Consult the physical books in our reading room at Frick Madison or peruse the free e-books online, all of which highlight artistic contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
  • Reading List: Frick Madison

    Celebrate the recent opening of Frick Madison by exploring works on view at our temporary new home through past staff-written articles from the Members’ Magazine. Learn about the frames in the collection, conservation discoveries about a rare bronze, Frick’s first Vermeer acquisition, and much more. Past issues of the magazine—published three times a year as a benefit for members—can be browsed online in their entirety.
  • Reading List: Women's History Month

    In honor of Women’s History Month, discover ten free e-books available through the Frick Art Reference Library’s catalog that celebrate a wide range of women artists, art historians, and collectors throughout history.
  • Hilma af Klint: Beyond "Beyond the Visible"

    The Frick Art Reference Library contains materials beyond the scope of the Frick’s permanent collection, including extensive holdings on modernism. In this post, Interlibrary Loan Assistant Cori Edmonds-Hutchinson, inspired by the documentary Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, explores the library’s titles on the pioneering and enigmatic Swedish artist.
  • "Technological Revolutions and Art History": The Ethical Challenges of Digitization

    The 2020–21 symposium “Technological Revolutions and Art History” explores current topics in digital art history. For a deeper dive into the major themes of access and bias, Ellen Prokop, former Digital Art History Lead, interviews Luciano Johnson, Associate Chief Librarian for Preservation, Imaging, and Creative Services, and Dr. Stephen Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian.
  • 175,000 New Photoarchive Records Available Digitally

    In February 2021, the Frick Art Reference Library announced the completion of a massive, three-year project to digitize the library’s historic Photoarchive collection. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this initiative has made records and images for more than 175,000 works of art available in the Frick Digital Collections, NYARC Discovery, and the library’s online catalog, FRESCO.
  • Reading List: Black History Month

    The Frick Art Reference Library offers its first Reading List in celebration of Black History Month. Explore eight free e-book titles dedicated to the life, work, and legacy of Black American artists.
  • 2020 in Review: The Collection from Home

    The Frick expanded its digital encounters with art and art history throughout 2020. Explore how online visitors most enjoyed connecting with the Collection over the past year.

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