One Hundred Years at the Library

In 2022, the Frick Art Reference Library celebrates its one-hundredth anniversary of opening its doors to the public for the first time in its original location—the bowling alley of the Frick family mansion located at 1 East 70th Street in New York City.

Underground space lined with shelves of books and folders
The Frick Art Reference Library in its original home in the basement bowling alley of the Frick residence at 1 East 70th Street, ca. 1923. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives

One Hundred Objects Publication

To commemorate this milestone, the Library published One Hundred Objects in the Frick Art Reference Library. Through the lens of these objects, the publication examines how the Library has evolved over the past century and explores how its collections help illustrate the history of art.

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We are grateful to the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust for supporting this publication and to the staff and interns who have contributed to it.

Archival photograph of fifteen women standing in a line in front of a building.
Library staff photograph, 1923. Photo: Ira W. Martin (1886–1960). The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives


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