Inge Reist, Director of Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Art Reference Library, welcomes Day 2 of Money for the Most Exquisite Things.
Inge Reist is the Director of The Frick Collection's Center for the History of Collecting and the Chief of Research Collections and Programs at the Frick Art Reference Library. Recent publications include contributions to the exhibition catalogues for Paolo Veronese (2012) and Masterpieces of European Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art (2006), as well as an essay "All the World's a Stage: The Theater Conceit in Early Modern Italy" for the Blackwell Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art (2012) and the essay "Photograph Archives and Scholarship: Past, Present, and Future" for Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art History (2011). She is the co-editor of Provenance: An Alternative Art History (2012). Her essays on the history of collecting include "The Fate of the Palais-Royal Collection, 1791–1800” in The Circulation of Works of Art in the Revolutionary Era 1789–1848 (2006); "Sacred Art in the Profane New World of Nineteenth-Century America" in Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art, 1500 to 1900 (2011); and "Helen Clay Frick, Charting Her Own Course" in Power Underestimated: American Women Art Collectors (2011). She regularly participates in panels on various aspects of collecting. From 2005 to 2011, Reist served as the Chairman of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Art Documentation and the Art Advisory Board for EBSCO Publishing.