The Frick Art Reference Library holds perhaps the only surviving copy of the paintings catalog of Mary Jane Morgan, a New York City art collector from the late 1800s. The paintings guide is one of the library’s more than 1,600 private collection catalogs, a number of which were acquired by founder Helen Clay Frick. In this episode, Samantha Deutch, Digital Art History Lead, investigates this fascinating catalog, its use as a visitor guide to Morgan’s home, and other materials related to Morgan’s record-setting collection sale.
Collecting the Uncollectible: Earth and Site-Specific Sculpture was a symposium presented by The Frick Art Reference Library's Center for the History of Collecting on May 23, 2019 at The Frick Collection, New York.
The symposium was made possible through the generous support of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust.
Samantha Deutch, Frick Art Reference Library and João Lucas Rulff da Costa, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University.This video is part of a series of lectures from the symposium 'SEARCHING THROUGH SEEING: OPTIMIZING COMPUTER VISION TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ARTS' presented by The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library on Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, 2018.