Frick Art Reference Library Provides Public Access to Rare Historical Catalogs Through its Digitization Program

Photograph of a painting of a woman in a hat

The Frick Art Reference Library is famed for its wealth of resources, including books, exhibition and auction catalogs, periodicals, photograph collections, archives, and ephemera―a notable percentage of which are unique among like institutions. As a public resource for art historical research―considered one of the top five such libraries in the world―it is also a leader in digitization. For this reason, the institution has received a series of four grants from the Metropolitan New York Library Council to fund Documenting the Gilded Age, a project focused on the digitization and greater accessibility of historical materials that document art collections in Gilded Age New York.


Basic Information

General Information Phone:
Web Site: E-mail: App: Museum Entrance:

1 East 70th Street, near Fifth Avenue

Museum Hours:

Open six days a week: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Limited hours (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on Lincoln’s Birthday, Election Day, and Veterans Day.

PLEASE NOTE TO YOUR READERS: Children under ten are not admitted to the Collection.

Museum Admission:

$22; senior citizens $17; students $12; “pay what you wish” on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


#6 local (on Lexington Avenue) to 68th Street station; Bus: M1, M2, M3, and M4 southbound on Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street and northbound on Madison Avenue to 70th Street.

Tour Information:

Included in the price of admission is an Acoustiguide Audio Tour of the permanent collection. The tour is offered in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.


The shop is open the same days as the Museum, closing fifteen minutes before the institution.

Group Museum Visits:

Please call 212.288.0700 for details and to make reservations.

Public Programs:

A calendar of events is published regularly and is available upon request.