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  • Untold Histories: A Parallel Household

    The debut post of "Untold Histories" introduces the behind-the-scenes staff of the Frick residence, a private home from 1914–31. Associate Museum Educator Caitlin Henningsen considers what remains of this domestic life in the museum today and examines the 1915 state census entry that inspired this ongoing project.
  • ARIES: ARt Image Exploration Space

    The Digital Art History Lab is proud to present ARIES, an innovative and intuitive web-based platform that allows art historians to work with digital images easily and effectively.
  • One Portrait, Two Identifications

    Among the many images reproduced in the collection of the Frick Art Reference Library's Photoarchive is a stunning likeness of a vivacious young woman in a feathered hat. Thanks to the Library's photographic campaigns, the true identity of the sitter as well as the correct attribution of the portrait are part of the art-historical record.
  • Community and Cultural Partnerships Evening 2019

    On November 22, the Frick hosted its annual Community and Cultural Partnerships Evening to honor the museum’s many partner organizations across the city. The evening included remarks from Ian Wardropper, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, as well as performances by American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, the East Harlem School Slam Poets, and the Juilliard School Drama Division.

  • Special Exhibition: "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector"

    Decorative Arts Curator Charlotte Vignon discusses the current Meissen exhibition, honoring the late Henry H. Arnhold.
  • Fall 2019

    Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper discusses the Frick’s fall exhibitions focused on artists Bertoldo di Giovanni and Édouard Manet, as well as Meissen porcelain. MORE »
  • John Updike and the Frick

    In 1991, Mirabella commissioned John Updike (1932–2009) to write a short article about the Frick. “We would simply like your thoughts as you wander through," wrote Wendy Gimbel, the magazine’s consulting editor. "Obviously, it’s completely up to you.” MORE »
  • Datasets of the Dutch Golden Age

    Since its founding in 2014, the Digital Art History Lab (DAHL) has served the public with workshops and symposia to introduce the possibilities that the digital world holds for art historians. During these events, DAHL staff have encountered a wealth of enthusiasm but a lack of workable art datasets. Thus, we are excited to announce the release of two datasets, the Montias database and a Vermeer... MORE »
  • The Surrealists and A L'Etoile scellée

    Founder of surrealism, André Breton (1896–1966) had roles as an advisor to three Parisian galleries: La galerie Surréaliste, 16, rue Jacques Callot, 1926–28; La galerie Gradiva, 31, rue de Seine, 1937–1938; and A L'Etoile scellée, 11, rue du Pré-aux-Clercs, 1952–56.

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