Salman Toor

Reading List: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2024

We’re celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with a recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library! Discover the work of a variety of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American artists and scholars through books from our collection.

Living Histories: In Conversation with Salman Toor

video still of Xavier Salomon and Salman Toor seated at table, talking

Artist Salman Toor joins Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon for a conversation about  Museum Boys, his painting on view at Frick Madison through January 16, 2022, as part of the year-long project  Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters. Salman recounts moving from Pakistan to the United States, his lifelong interest in Western artistic traditions, finding safety and empowerment through painting, and revisiting his “Vermeer phase” at the Frick.