The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection The museum that's a masterpiece. Your home for art from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library will reopen in early 2021 at Frick Madison.
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Learn more at frick.org/madison. The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The institution’s holdings—which have more than doubled in size since the museum’s opening in 1935—include celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading global resource in the field of art history, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and is open to researchers and the public alike.

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05/05/2021

Members, mark your calendars for a special live episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" on Thursday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m.! The episode will focus on Van Dyck's portraits of Frans Snyders and Margareta de Vos and will be followed by a live Q&A with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon and Curator Aimee Ng. Learn more: https://www.frick.org/interact/cocktails_conversation_curators

Not a member? Join today to attend.

An appreciation post for educators everywhere on #TeachersDay. 👏 Thank you for your continuous efforts to inform and ins...
05/04/2021

An appreciation post for educators everywhere on #TeachersDay. 👏 Thank you for your continuous efforts to inform and inspire students during this difficult year.

Teachers are invited to book a free online school visit to the Frick through June 30. Learn more at frick.org/schools.

Studio of Georges de La Tour (French, 1593−1652), The Education of the Virgin, ca. 1650. Oil on canvas, 33 × 39 1/2 in. (83.8 × 100.3 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

An appreciation post for educators everywhere on #TeachersDay. 👏 Thank you for your continuous efforts to inform and inspire students during this difficult year.

Teachers are invited to book a free online school visit to the Frick through June 30. Learn more at frick.org/schools.

Studio of Georges de La Tour (French, 1593−1652), The Education of the Virgin, ca. 1650. Oil on canvas, 33 × 39 1/2 in. (83.8 × 100.3 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

This enigmatic painting by Rembrandt is called "The Polish Rider," but its connection to Poland only began in 1791, when...
05/03/2021

This enigmatic painting by Rembrandt is called "The Polish Rider," but its connection to Poland only began in 1791, when the work entered into the collection of the Polish monarch Stanisław August Poniatowski. The king is said to have been particularly fond of the painting and kept it at Royal Łazienki Palace (Łazienki Królewskie)—his favorite residence, on the outskirts of Warsaw. Since 1910, it has been one of the most celebrated works in The Frick Collection.

To learn more about Stanisław August and Polish culture in New York, visit our friends Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Rembrandt's Polish Rider, ca. 1655. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr., 2021

This enigmatic painting by Rembrandt is called "The Polish Rider," but its connection to Poland only began in 1791, when the work entered into the collection of the Polish monarch Stanisław August Poniatowski. The king is said to have been particularly fond of the painting and kept it at Royal Łazienki Palace (Łazienki Królewskie)—his favorite residence, on the outskirts of Warsaw. Since 1910, it has been one of the most celebrated works in The Frick Collection.

To learn more about Stanisław August and Polish culture in New York, visit our friends Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Rembrandt's Polish Rider, ca. 1655. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr., 2021

This evening, enjoy a beverage with Assistant Curator Giulio Dalvit and Joseph Chinard's terracotta bust of Étienne Vinc...
04/30/2021

This evening, enjoy a beverage with Assistant Curator Giulio Dalvit and Joseph Chinard's terracotta bust of Étienne Vincent de Margnolas—virtually! The newest episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" dives into the life of the French sculptor, the official portraitist to Napoleon. Tune in at 5:00 p.m. at http://thefrick.org/CocktailsChinard.

In honor of Chinard’s greatest benefactor, this week’s complementary cocktail is a Napoleon, or a lemon soda-water mocktail. Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Rewatch your favorite episodes anytime at youtube.com/frickcollection.

Joseph Chinard (French, 1756–1813), Portrait of Étienne Vincent de Margnolas, 1809. Terracotta, 25 3/16 x 25 3/16 x 14 15/16 in. (64 x 64 x 38 cm). The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.

This evening, enjoy a beverage with Assistant Curator Giulio Dalvit and Joseph Chinard's terracotta bust of Étienne Vincent de Margnolas—virtually! The newest episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" dives into the life of the French sculptor, the official portraitist to Napoleon. Tune in at 5:00 p.m. at http://thefrick.org/CocktailsChinard.

In honor of Chinard’s greatest benefactor, this week’s complementary cocktail is a Napoleon, or a lemon soda-water mocktail. Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Rewatch your favorite episodes anytime at youtube.com/frickcollection.

Joseph Chinard (French, 1756–1813), Portrait of Étienne Vincent de Margnolas, 1809. Terracotta, 25 3/16 x 25 3/16 x 14 15/16 in. (64 x 64 x 38 cm). The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.

The newest recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library celebrates timeless works of art now on display...
04/30/2021

The newest recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library celebrates timeless works of art now on display at Frick Madison with feature articles from past issues of our Members' Magazine written by Frick staff. Browse this month’s complete reading list at frick.org/blogs/farl/reading_list_frick_madison.

Past editions of the magazine can be browsed online in their entirety through a partnership between the Frick Art Reference Library and the Internet Archive. The Members’ Magazine is a benefit of Frick membership. Join today to receive future issues plus unlimited free admission to Frick Madison.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Clodion’s Dance of Time (1788), flanked by Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Marquis de Miromesnil (1777), at left, and Madame His (1775), at right. The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.

The newest recommended reading list from the Frick Art Reference Library celebrates timeless works of art now on display at Frick Madison with feature articles from past issues of our Members' Magazine written by Frick staff. Browse this month’s complete reading list at frick.org/blogs/farl/reading_list_frick_madison.

Past editions of the magazine can be browsed online in their entirety through a partnership between the Frick Art Reference Library and the Internet Archive. The Members’ Magazine is a benefit of Frick membership. Join today to receive future issues plus unlimited free admission to Frick Madison.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Clodion’s Dance of Time (1788), flanked by Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Marquis de Miromesnil (1777), at left, and Madame His (1775), at right. The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.

If the Breuer building were a poem, what kind of poem would it be? A haiku, of course!✍️ For the final week of National ...
04/29/2021

If the Breuer building were a poem, what kind of poem would it be? A haiku, of course!

✍️ For the final week of National Poetry Month, try your hand at writing a haiku about the Breuer building, one of the galleries at Frick Madison, or one of the objects on view. Share your haiku in the comments below.

Requirements: the haiku must be composed of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. The rest is up to you! Here's an example to get you started:

Splendid and spartan
A granite-clad paradox
With coffee downstairs ☕

Interior of Breuer building, 2021. Photo: Joe Coscia

If the Breuer building were a poem, what kind of poem would it be? A haiku, of course!

✍️ For the final week of National Poetry Month, try your hand at writing a haiku about the Breuer building, one of the galleries at Frick Madison, or one of the objects on view. Share your haiku in the comments below.

Requirements: the haiku must be composed of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. The rest is up to you! Here's an example to get you started:

Splendid and spartan
A granite-clad paradox
With coffee downstairs ☕

Interior of Breuer building, 2021. Photo: Joe Coscia

Join the Frick and The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU for the final two sessions of our annual Symposium on the History of ...
04/28/2021

Join the Frick and The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU for the final two sessions of our annual Symposium on the History of Art this Friday, April 30, and next Friday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom! Dating back more than seventy years, the event invites graduate students to present original research on art from around the world.

Learn about our upcoming presenters and register for free at https://ifa.nyu.edu/events/frick.htm.

Now in the Shop—pick up the sixth title in the Frick Diptych series, "Titian's Pietro Aretino." 📘 Each volume pairs an e...
04/27/2021

Now in the Shop—pick up the sixth title in the Frick Diptych series, "Titian's Pietro Aretino." 📘

Each volume pairs an essay by a Frick curator with a contribution from a contemporary artist or writer. This hot-off-the-press edition includes an essay by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, and a literary piece by author Francine Prose.

Find the full series and other Frick publications at frick.org/shop. Members save 20 percent.

Now in the Shop—pick up the sixth title in the Frick Diptych series, "Titian's Pietro Aretino." 📘

Each volume pairs an essay by a Frick curator with a contribution from a contemporary artist or writer. This hot-off-the-press edition includes an essay by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, and a literary piece by author Francine Prose.

Find the full series and other Frick publications at frick.org/shop. Members save 20 percent.

The Pazzi Conspiracy took place on this day in 1478. The attempted coup against the Medici family by Florentine aristocr...
04/26/2021

The Pazzi Conspiracy took place on this day in 1478. The attempted coup against the Medici family by Florentine aristocrats broke out during mass in the Cathedral of Florence.

Viewers are able to see the chaotic event unfold on a bronze medal by Bertoldo di Giovanni, on view at Frick Madison. Learn more about the fascinating object and historic event in a past episode of "Cocktails with a Curator": youtu.be/6WrW7u3PYnE

Bertoldo di Giovanni (Italian, ca. 1440–1491), The Pazzi Conspiracy with the Head of Lorenzo de' Medici (obverse) and Giuliano de' Medici (reverse), 1478. Bronze, 2 5/8 in. (6.55 cm). Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher Collection; promised gift to The Frick Collection

Spend your Saturday at Frick Madison! Rediscover old favorites in a brand-new light. ✨"At Frick Madison, the Bellini has...
04/24/2021

Spend your Saturday at Frick Madison! Rediscover old favorites in a brand-new light. ✨

"At Frick Madison, the Bellini has a room and a window all to itself. With the picture hung waist high, nothing prevents the viewer from becoming wholly absorbed in it."—William Wallace for The Wall Street Journal

Book your tickets in advance at frick.org/madisontickets and read the full review at wsj.com/articles/creatures-great-and-small-11619192048.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert. Photo: Joe Coscia.

Spend your Saturday at Frick Madison! Rediscover old favorites in a brand-new light. ✨

"At Frick Madison, the Bellini has a room and a window all to itself. With the picture hung waist high, nothing prevents the viewer from becoming wholly absorbed in it."—William Wallace for The Wall Street Journal

Book your tickets in advance at frick.org/madisontickets and read the full review at wsj.com/articles/creatures-great-and-small-11619192048.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert. Photo: Joe Coscia.

Are you ready for a new episode of "Cocktails with a Curator"? Join Frick Curator Aimee Ng tonight at 5:00 p.m. at http:...
04/23/2021

Are you ready for a new episode of "Cocktails with a Curator"? Join Frick Curator Aimee Ng tonight at 5:00 p.m. at http://thefrick.org/CocktailsWhistler.

Tonight, learn about the life of Lady Meux, the woman portrayed in James McNeill Whistler’s serene "Harmony in Pink and Gray," currently on view on the fourth floor of Frick Madison. This week’s complementary cocktail is a Mummy, or a sparkling orange juice mocktail.

James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903), Harmony in Pink and Gray: Portrait of Lady Meux, 1881–82. Oil on canvas, 76 1/4 × 36 5/8 in. (193.7 × 93 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Are you ready for a new episode of "Cocktails with a Curator"? Join Frick Curator Aimee Ng tonight at 5:00 p.m. at http://thefrick.org/CocktailsWhistler.

Tonight, learn about the life of Lady Meux, the woman portrayed in James McNeill Whistler’s serene "Harmony in Pink and Gray," currently on view on the fourth floor of Frick Madison. This week’s complementary cocktail is a Mummy, or a sparkling orange juice mocktail.

James McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903), Harmony in Pink and Gray: Portrait of Lady Meux, 1881–82. Oil on canvas, 76 1/4 × 36 5/8 in. (193.7 × 93 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

After a long year of outdoor dining, we're all picnicking pros. 🧺 On #NationalPicnicDay we're sharing this photo of the ...
04/23/2021

After a long year of outdoor dining, we're all picnicking pros. 🧺 On #NationalPicnicDay we're sharing this photo of the Fricks' household staff on an afternoon outing in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, in 1921.

Associate Educator Caitlin Henningsen shares the stories of what life was like working for the Frick family in the blog series "Untold Histories" at frick.org/interact/blogs/untold_histories.

Eagle Rock, Prides Crossing, MA, 1921. Courtesy of the family of Ruth Berlin (third from the left), a chambermaid for the Fricks from 1921 to 1925

After a long year of outdoor dining, we're all picnicking pros. 🧺 On #NationalPicnicDay we're sharing this photo of the Fricks' household staff on an afternoon outing in Prides Crossing, Massachusetts, in 1921.

Associate Educator Caitlin Henningsen shares the stories of what life was like working for the Frick family in the blog series "Untold Histories" at frick.org/interact/blogs/untold_histories.

Eagle Rock, Prides Crossing, MA, 1921. Courtesy of the family of Ruth Berlin (third from the left), a chambermaid for the Fricks from 1921 to 1925

Trees give shape to Meindert Hobbema's compositions—soaring and knotty, catching sunlight and casting shade. 🌳 On Earth ...
04/22/2021

Trees give shape to Meindert Hobbema's compositions—soaring and knotty, catching sunlight and casting shade. 🌳 On Earth Day, pause to take a closer look at this pair of paintings in the collection.

The Dutch painter often reused details from his landscapes. Do you notice common elements between these two works?

04/19/2021

It's #MysteryObjectMonday! Can you identify this myth-inspired metal masterpiece in the collection? Make a guess in the comments below and head to our Instagram Story to test your object expertise.

April 15 marked the 264th anniversary of the death of the painter Rosalba Carriera. Learn about the life and legacy of t...
04/18/2021
The Artistic Achievements of Rosalba Carriera | The Queen of Pastel

April 15 marked the 264th anniversary of the death of the painter Rosalba Carriera. Learn about the life and legacy of the “Queen of Pastel," as she was known during her lifetime, in a guest post on Art Herstory Notes by the Frick's Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon.

Commemorating the death anniversary of the artist, curator Xavier Salomon reflects on Rosalba Carriera's work in her favored medium, pastel.

It is awe inspiring to see Salisbury Cathedral, an 800-year-old church in southwest England, serving as a vaccination si...
04/17/2021

It is awe inspiring to see Salisbury Cathedral, an 800-year-old church in southwest England, serving as a vaccination site this spring. While there, patients delight in the uplifting music of the cathedral's organ, played throughout the day.

English artist John Constable painted the Gothic structure in 1826 in this work in the Frick's collection. The cathedral is a testament to the living nature of art historical sites, offering inspiration throughout history—from the medieval era to the 1800s to the present day.

Hear the meditative organ music played during the vaccination sessions in an album assembled by the cathedral: salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/salisbury-cathedral-releases-digital-%E2%80%98vax%E2%80%9-album-raise-funds-nhs

Vaccination stations lining the nave of the cathedral, March 27, 2021. Photo: Ash Mills, courtesy of Salisbury Cathedral

John Constable (British, 1776–1837), Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds, 1826. Oil on canvas, 35 x 44 1/4 in. (88.9 x 112.4 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Tonight's episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" focuses on Francesco da Sangallo’s “St. John Baptizing.” Commissioned in...
04/16/2021

Tonight's episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" focuses on Francesco da Sangallo’s “St. John Baptizing.” Commissioned in the sixteenth century for a church in Prato, Italy, the bronze statuette has been installed at Frick Madison atop a faithful replica of the marble holy water font on which it was originally displayed. Tune in at 5:00 p.m. at https://thefrick.org/CocktailsSangallo.

Enjoy the episode with a White Negroni or a Grapefruit Lime Fizz mocktail.

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Francesco da Sangallo's St. John Baptizing, The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Joe Coscia, 2021

Tonight's episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" focuses on Francesco da Sangallo’s “St. John Baptizing.” Commissioned in the sixteenth century for a church in Prato, Italy, the bronze statuette has been installed at Frick Madison atop a faithful replica of the marble holy water font on which it was originally displayed. Tune in at 5:00 p.m. at https://thefrick.org/CocktailsSangallo.

Enjoy the episode with a White Negroni or a Grapefruit Lime Fizz mocktail.

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Installation view at Frick Madison of Francesco da Sangallo's St. John Baptizing, The Frick Collection, New York. Photo: Joe Coscia, 2021

109 years ago on this day the RMS Titanic sank. 🚢 Did you know that the museum's founder Henry Clay Frick and his family...
04/15/2021

109 years ago on this day the RMS Titanic sank. 🚢 Did you know that the museum's founder Henry Clay Frick and his family were almost passengers on the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage? Henry canceled their tickets before they could set sail, delaying their return home due to the health of his wife Adelaide.

Adelaide Frick eventually departed Europe two weeks after her husband and daughter, sailing home on another famous ship, the RMS Lusitania, which was tragically sunk by a German U-boat just three years later.

Henry Clay Frick and Helen Clay Frick about to board a ship, 1912. #FrickArchives

109 years ago on this day the RMS Titanic sank. 🚢 Did you know that the museum's founder Henry Clay Frick and his family were almost passengers on the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage? Henry canceled their tickets before they could set sail, delaying their return home due to the health of his wife Adelaide.

Adelaide Frick eventually departed Europe two weeks after her husband and daughter, sailing home on another famous ship, the RMS Lusitania, which was tragically sunk by a German U-boat just three years later.

Henry Clay Frick and Helen Clay Frick about to board a ship, 1912. #FrickArchives

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The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The institution’s holdings—which have more than doubled in size since the museum’s opening in 1935—include celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading global resource in the field of art history, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and is open to researchers and the public alike.

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