ANN: Collecting the Uncollectible, Center for the History of Collecting, New York, Thursday May 23rd

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This half-day symposium focuses on collecting site-specific, large-scale, and light-based works by artists including, among others, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Michelle Stuart, and James Turrell. A panel of scholars, curators, collectors, an artist, and a conservator explores related challenges of installation, maintenance, preservation, and ultimate stewardship. Virginia Dwan, Suzaan Boettger, Jarl Mohn, Jessica Morgan, Leonard Riggio, and Michelle Stuart are among the participants. Sponsorship from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust has made this event possible.

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TIAMSA Blog: Summary of “Exploring the Gilded Age Art Market through a Digital Lens” by Anne Helmreich

On the 13th February, through the auspices of Louisa Woodbury, Head of Research, The Frick Art Reference Library, and Ellen Prokop, co-founder of the Digital Art History Lab, the Frick Art Collection, TIAMSA member Anne Helmreich, Associate Director, Digital Initiatives, Getty, presented a public lecture, “Exploring the Gilded Age Art Market through a Digital Lens.”

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ANN: Upcoming Lecture at The Frick Collection: “Provenance: Can You Bank on It?” Tuesday, April 2nd at 4 p.m

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.

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STIP: Center for the History of Collecting Fellowships, The Frick Collection, New York

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.

Send application to: cente@frick.org

Visit https://www.frick.org/research/center/fellowships for more information!

Good luck!

ANN: Viewing the Gilded Age Art Market Through a Digital Lens, Frick Library New York, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Frick Library New York – The Digital Art History Lab Lectures

Upcoming Lecture

Viewing the Gilded Age Art Market Through a Digital Lens
Anne Helmreich, Associate Director for Digital Initiatives at the Getty Research Institute

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TIAMSA New York: Visit to the Center for the History of Collecting

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

L: Protecting Europe’s Cultural Treasures (New York, Jan 9, 2018)

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)”