Suz Massen

One Hundred Years at the Library: Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Celebrating one hundred years of the Frick Art Reference Library, Suz Massen, Associate Chief Librarian for Access, explores a selection from the library’s over 100,000 auction catalogs. These materials are invaluable for researchers piecing together the history of an object or collection.

Reading List: National Pet Day

The Frick Art Reference Library celebrates all our furry friends this National Pet Day! Discover recommended reads about cats and dogs, plus images of unexpected domestic animals from our digital collections and archival photos of the Frick family’s pets.

Reading List: The Olympics and Sports in Art

In conjunction with the Olympic Winter Games and Super Bowl LVI happening this month, the Frick Art Reference Library tackles the world of sports in its latest recommended reading list. Discover titles surveying athletics in art history, arts at the Olympic Games, and depictions of individual sports.

Reading List: Frick Madison

Celebrate the recent opening of Frick Madison by exploring works on view at our temporary new home through past staff-written articles from the Members’ Magazine. Learn about the frames in the collection, conservation discoveries about a rare bronze, Frick’s first Vermeer acquisition, and much more. Past issues of the magazine—published three times a year as a benefit for members—can be browsed online in their entirety.

One Hundred Years at the Library: The Scull Auction

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In this episode of “One Hundred Years at the Library,” Suz Massen, Associate Chief Librarian for Access, transports us back to the 1970s to explore the sensational sale of Robert C. and Ethel Scull’s contemporary art collection. Major works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, and others fetched record-breaking prices, and the event became a public spectacle. The Frick Art Reference Library holds a catalog from the important sale, one of more than 100,000 auction catalogs in our collection that are made available to researchers.