The mission of the Frick Art Reference Library is to provide public access to materials and programs focused on the study of fine and decorative arts created in the Western tradition from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century. It serves an international research community and supports institutional initiatives.
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In 2022, the Frick Art Reference Library will celebrate the 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.
To commemorate this milestone, the Library published One Hundred Objects in the Frick Art Reference Library. Through the lens of these objects, the publication will examine how the Library has evolved over the past century and explore how its collections help illustrate the history of art.
We are grateful to the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust for supporting this project and to the staff and interns who have contributed to it over the past few years.