Records for each of the 40,000 artists as well as more than 200,000 works of art represented in the collection are accessible through NYARC Discovery. The catalog provides access to research documentation, reference images, and links to Frick Digital Collections. New catalog records are added daily. Photoarchive items may be consulted in the Reading Room during regular Library hours.

Announcement: Many of the photographs for European artists in the Library's Photoarchive are being digitized and are currently unavailable. Please contact us in advance of your visit to learn what materials are accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

NYARC Discovery - Photoarchive Search


Frick Digital Collections provides access to approximately 200,000 high-resolution digital images for 75,000 works of art represented in the Photoarchive. These include the Library’s collection of 55,000 original negatives of works of art in private homes and small public collections throughout the United States photographed by Library staff between 1922 and 1967, frescoes and paintings in remote towns throughout Italy recorded during the first half of the 20th century, and works photographed at London auctions between 1922 and 1937.

Screen shot of Frick Digital Collections webpage.