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)”
Application deadline: 09 February 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.
Application forms for Summer/Fall 2018 fellowships must be e-mailed no later than February 9, 2018. https://www.frick.org/research/center/fellowships
The Frick Collection
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”
10th Anniversary Events at The Frick Collection
Center for the History of Collecting
Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century
Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library
This two-day symposium focuses on collections of American art formed during the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century and concludes with a conversation with Alice Walton, the greatest living collector of American art and the founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Presentations not only examine the tastes and activities of private collectors and dealers, but also explore specific areas of collecting, such as Connecticut collectors, patrons and collectors of American Pre-Raphaelite art, collections of private clubs, and the trade in faked Colonial portraits.
Tickets for both days are $50 ($35 for members); single-day tickets are $30 ($25 for members).