Friday, September 04, 2009

Upper East Side, 71st Street Between Fifth and Madison Avenues

Mary Sargent © 2009 ……………......... click to enlarge

This is the Frick Art Reference Library, located around the corner from the Frick Collection. It opened in 1935 and "is one of the world's great repositories for the documentation and visual study of Western art and serves as the research arm of The Frick Collection." At least according to the Library's web site.

Christopher Gray said in his article about the library that "the Frick library reading room is one of the most civilized places to read in New York." I was thinking I might drop in and read a while, but it seems you should be a serious art researcher.  It was too beautiful a day to be serious.  Wasn't your mother always saying, "get your nose out of that book and go outside and get some exercise!"

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1 comment:

Bill said...

Yeah, and look how well that turned out.