Welcome to The Frick Collection's digital archive. This site enables visitors to browse and download jpegs of large format digital files created through projects supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Henry Luce Foundation and METRO. The collections include photoarchive images and documentation, book materials, Frick Collection images, and archival documents.
ARIES - ARt Image Exploration Space, is an interactive image manipulation system that enables the exploration and organization of fine digital art. The system allows images to be compared in multiple ways, offering dynamic overlays analogous to a physical light box, and supporting advanced image comparisons and feature-matching functions, available through computational image processing.
By applying VGG--a popular deep neural network architecture--to the automatic generation of classification headings for works of art represented in the Library's Photoarchive, researchers at Stanford University have been able to minimize the time photoarchivists spend labeling and correcting records.
The Archives Directory for the History of Collecting is a pioneering resource created to help researchers locate primary source material about American art collectors, dealers, agents and advisors, and the repositories that hold these records. The database is a work in progress that is regularly updated with information contributed by both institutions and individuals.
Help make images in the digital Photoarchive accessible to people living with visual disabilities! Describe It! asks volunteers to describe the visual content of an image in 15 words or less. The descriptions become alt-text code that can be read by assistive technologies such as screen reader software. Volunteering to contribute to Describe It! will help make The Frick Art Reference Library collections accessible to all.
You can help The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Archives make historical documents more searchable and accessible by transcribing digitized materials. The Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick were recently digitized and are now available online thanks to a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. To enhance the research value of this collection, we need your help in transcribing these items.