The Frick is pleased to announce their forthcoming lecture “Provenance: Can You Bank On It?” presented at The Frick Collection by Dr. Lynn Rother, Senior Provenance Specialist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In the first part of her presentation, Dr. Rother will examine one of the biggest art deals of the Nazi era: the purchase of 4,401 works of art for the Berlin museums by the Prussian Finance Minister. The second section of her lecture will outline the challenges of Nazi-era provenance research.
The Center for the History of Collecting encourages and supports the awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections in the United States from Colonial times to the present, as well as in Europe from the Renaissance onward, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history.
The Center offers short-term junior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for graduate and pre-doctoral students and senior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition, the Center offers long- term (4–5 months) Leon Levy Fellowships for senior scholars. In all cases, preference is given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available at the Frick Art Reference Library.
Two short-term fellowships will be granted for Winter/Spring 2019 (January–June), one to a junior scholar, and one to a senior scholar. One long-term Leon Levy Fellowships (one academic semester) will be granted for Winter/Spring 2019. Application forms for Summer/Fall 2019 fellowships must be e-mailed no later than February 11, 2019.
Join TIAMSA New York for inside views of the Frick Center for the History of Collecting, New York City, 8th February 2019, 3:00-5:00pm
Please join TIAMSA members and staff of the Frick Center for the History of Collecting for a tour of the Frick Art Reference Library and the extensive Frick photo archive (1.2 million photographic reproductions of works of art from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century). We look forward to an exciting event which will convey insights into the fantastic resources and the activities of the Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting. RSVP required.
Date: Friday, 8th February 2019, 3:00-5:00pm.
Address: Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, 10 East 71 Street, New York, NY 10021
Protecting Europe’s Cultural Treasures: The Frick Art Reference Library, The Monuments Men, and Provenance Research Today
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.
Inge Reist, Director, Center for the History of Collecting
During World War II, the Frick Art Reference Library became the headquarters for government research dedicated to the preservation of artistic monuments in war-ravaged Europe. Using the Library’s resources and its considerable network of scholars, staff created more than 700 maps that identified important monuments to be spared from allied bombing. Continue reading “L: Protecting Europe’s Cultural Treasures (New York, Jan 9, 2018)”→
The Center’s Scholars’ Program encompasses both short and long-term fellowships. Through its fellowships, the Center provides support for both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research. Fellowship proposals may address wide-ranging aspects of the history of collecting in the United States from Colonial times to the present as well as in Europe. Proposals may focus on individual collectors, dealers, developments, or trends in the art market. Interdisciplinary research is especially encouraged.
Four short-term fellowships, currently supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, are awarded every year, each for a period of eight to ten weeks. Two semester-long Leon Levy Fellowships are awarded to scholars engaged on a major project.
The Frick Collection New York September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020
Application deadline: Jan 15, 2018
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums. Of equal distinction is its sister institution, the Frick Art Reference Library (founded in 1920), an internationally recognized research library that is one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Continue reading “STIP: Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship, The Frick Collection New York”→