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In the elegant galleries of The Frick Collection—a museum housed in the former mansion of industrialist Henry Clay Frick—you will find some of the most exceptional works of Western art. Ranging from the Renaissance through the late nineteenth century, the Collection includes works by such celebrated artists as Bellini, Constable, Corot, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Goya, El Greco, Holbein, Ingres, Manet, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, Titian, Turner, Velázquez, Vermeer, and Whistler. In addition to major paintings by these and other masters, the Frick’s galleries contain fine French porcelains, Italian bronzes, sculptures, and period furniture. The permanent collection is further enriched by frequent presentations of special exhibitions. Established by Henry Clay Frick, the museum was greeted with awe when the doors first opened in 1935. It has grown over the years, while maintaining the special ambiance of an art connoisseur’s mansion, and today the Frick is internationally renowned as one of New York’s most remarkable cultural treasures.

11/21/2019

Librarians’ Choice! Frick Librarian Ralph Baylor and Digitization Technician Sara Magin are discussing all things culinary. Special guest, Chief Archivist Sally Brazil, is showcasing food-related items from the archives.

Treat your family and friends to a visit to the Frick this holiday season! Now through the end of the year, members can ...
11/20/2019

Treat your family and friends to a visit to the Frick this holiday season! Now through the end of the year, members can purchase discounted $10 admission tickets for their additional guests. Tickets can be purchased at the membership desk on the day of your visit. Learn more at frick.org/membership. #FrickMembership

Installation view of Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, 1658, oil on canvas

The Frick is honored to share that our colleague Luis has been featured in a recent campaign by the New York City Mayor'...
11/19/2019

The Frick is honored to share that our colleague Luis has been featured in a recent campaign by the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. #NYCatwork

Luis is a Housekeeper at the The Frick Collection. He is the tireless perfectionist his team can always rely on. Luis was connected to his job through NYC:ATWORK an employment initiative for people with disabilities through New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities #NYCatwork

11/19/2019

David Pullins, exhibition curator, discusses Manet’s “Fish and Shrimp,” (1864). This painting is included in our current exhibition of three works by the artist from the Norton Simon Museum.

For a closer look, see here: https://www.frick.org/exhibitions/manet_norton_simon/1

The porcelain in "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace" is organized by color—red/“Böttger”; white; Asian-inspired red, green,...
11/19/2019

The porcelain in "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace" is organized by color—red/“Böttger”; white; Asian-inspired red, green, and orange; gilded; and blue-and-white. The colorful display allows visitors to experience the works the way they would've been seen in grand European palaces more than three hundred years ago. Visit bit.ly/2oS2XJq to learn more about the exhibition. #ArnholdsPalace

Installation view of Böttger porcelain, "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector." The Frick Collection, New York

"...the exhibit only including three paintings gets people to look closer...[visitors are] naturally going to proceed mo...
11/18/2019
Getting to The Art of It: Manet: Three Paintings | WFUV

"...the exhibit only including three paintings gets people to look closer...[visitors are] naturally going to proceed more slowly."—WFUV Public Radio discusses the Frick's exhibition #ThreeManets. Take your own close look at these works, now through January 5.

The work of a famous French painter comes to the Frick collection. For WFUV's Getting to The Art of It, Alex Parker reports...

11/18/2019

Aimee Ng, Curator, discusses Bertoldo’s “Frieze,” ca. 1490, from Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano, Polo Museale della Toscana. This object is included in the Frick’s current exhibition focused on the Italian sculptor. For a closer look at the sculpture, see here: https://www.frick.org/exhibitions/bertoldo/19e

The Frick is delighted to announce that #Titian’s "Pietro Aretino" has returned to the galleries after undergoing conser...
11/18/2019

The Frick is delighted to announce that #Titian’s "Pietro Aretino" has returned to the galleries after undergoing conservation in the Department of Paintings Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Conservator Michael Gallagher removed layers of discolored varnish from the painting’s surface, revealing Titian's brilliantly subtle brushwork. Rediscover this masterpiece, now back on view in the Living Hall. #FrickCollection

Titian, Pietro Aretino, ca. 1537, oil on canvas

Today on #InternationalStudentsDay, and every day, the Frick offers discounted admission to students with a school ID. 🎟...
11/17/2019

Today on #InternationalStudentsDay, and every day, the Frick offers discounted admission to students with a school ID. 🎟️ The #FrickLibrary is always free and open to students sixteen years and older.

On #NationalButtonDay we're taking a closer look at Agnolo Bronzino's "Lodovico Capponi." A Mannerist, Bronzino is known...
11/16/2019

On #NationalButtonDay we're taking a closer look at Agnolo Bronzino's "Lodovico Capponi." A Mannerist, Bronzino is known for depicting highly-stylized figures with elaborate ensembles. In this portrait of Capponi (a young page in the Medici court) we count 15 buttons running up the figure's torso, none of which reveal the slightest evidence of the artist's brushwork. 🖌️

Agnolo Bronzino (1503–1572), Lodovico Capponi, 1550–55, oil on poplar panel

This weekend is your last chance to experience #deWaalxFrick! The Wall Street Journal calls de Waal's work "surprises ma...
11/16/2019

This weekend is your last chance to experience #deWaalxFrick! The Wall Street Journal calls de Waal's work "surprises made of porcelain and gold." ✨ Check out the exhibition for yourself before it's too late.

Edmund de Waal (b. 1964) , an annunciation, 2019, porcelain, steel, gold, alabaster, aluminum, and plexiglass, on view in the Anteroom, ©️ Edmund de Waal. Courtesy the artist and The Frick Collection; photo: Christopher Burke

11/15/2019
Bertoldo di Giovanni | The Pazzi Conspiracy

Take a closer look at this bronze medal designed by Renaissance sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni. 👀 The work depicts the chaotic events of the Pazzi Conspiracy—an attack against the Medici family by Florentine aristocrats that took place during mass in the Cathedral of Florence in 1478.

Viewers are able to see this wild scene unfold as the medal is turned. While one side shows Lorenzo de' Medici fleeing, the other depicts the demise of his brother Giuliano. Explore this work and others in the exhibition #BertoldoattheFrick, through January 12.

Bertoldo di Giovanni, The Pazzi Conspiracy, 1478, bronze, diam. 2 5/8 in

Frick members, mark your calendars for Member Morning! This Sunday, November 17 from 10 to 11 a.m., enjoy 20% off in the...
11/14/2019

Frick members, mark your calendars for Member Morning! This Sunday, November 17 from 10 to 11 a.m., enjoy 20% off in the shop and access to the Frick's current exhibitions before the museum opens to the public. Exhibitions include "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace," "Manet," and "Bertoldo di Giovanni." Additionally, Sunday is your final chance to see "Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection" before it closes.

This event is free for members and registration is not required. Learn more at bit.ly/2q4ukAR.

Edmund de Waal (b.1964), sub silentio, porcelain, steel, and plexiglass, on view in the Living Hall, ©️ Edmund de Waal. Courtesy the artist and The Frick Collection; photo: Christopher Burke

Happy birthday to the impressionist Claude #Monet, who was born #otd in 1840. Monet painted this icy landscape of Vétheu...
11/14/2019

Happy birthday to the impressionist Claude #Monet, who was born #otd in 1840. Monet painted this icy landscape of Vétheuil, France possibly from the floating studio he constructed—a flat-bottomed boat with just enough room for his easel. 🎨 See "Vétheuil in Winter" during your next visit, on view in the Frick's North Hall. #FrickCollection

Claude-Oscar Monet, Vétheuil in Winter, 1878−79, oil on canvas

Today's #WomanCrushWednesday goes to "Madame Manet," also known as Suzanne Leenhoff, the wife of French modernist Édouar...
11/13/2019

Today's #WomanCrushWednesday goes to "Madame Manet," also known as Suzanne Leenhoff, the wife of French modernist Édouard #Manet. Considered a great artist in her own right, Suzanne was often the subject of her husband's work, as seen in this portrait on view in the exhibition #ThreeManets, through January 5.

Though Manet's brushwork appears quick and instinctual, there is evidence of significant revisions in this work. Look closely to see the shadow of a black hat that originally sat atop her head. 👒

Édouard Manet, Madame Manet, ca. 1876. Oil on canvas. Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon, Pasadena, California

Can you name this Frick favorite? 👀#otd 118 years ago Henry Clay Frick purchased this work by Vermeer. In what may be on...
11/12/2019

Can you name this Frick favorite? 👀

#otd 118 years ago Henry Clay Frick purchased this work by Vermeer. In what may be one of the first works of his mature style, Vermeer transforms an everyday scene of a young woman and man enjoying a moment alone into a dazzling study of light-filled space. ☀️ See the painting for yourself in the Frick's South Hall.

Johannes Vermeer, Officer and Laughing Girl, ca. 1657. Oil on canvas (lined)

Thanks for joining us for FIRST FRIDAYS on November 1--the next one will be December 6! This month's event featured musi...
11/12/2019

Thanks for joining us for FIRST FRIDAYS on November 1--the next one will be December 6! This month's event featured music and sketching, gallery talks, and free admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Photos: Lucas Chilczuk Photography. Support for First Fridays is provided by Margot and Jerry Bogert, the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Marianna and Juan Sabater, the Gilder Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire. First Fridays also are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Thanks for joining us for FIRST FRIDAYS on November 1--the next one will be December 6! This month's event featured music and sketching, gallery talks, and free admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Photos: Lucas Chilczuk Photography. Support for First Fridays is provided by Margot and Jerry Bogert, the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Marianna and Juan Sabater, the Gilder Foundation, Barbara G. Fleischman, and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire. First Fridays also are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Happy birthday to craftsman André-Charles Boulle, who was born #otd in 1642. At the age of 30, Boulle was appointed ébén...
11/11/2019

Happy birthday to craftsman André-Charles Boulle, who was born #otd in 1642. At the age of 30, Boulle was appointed ébéniste du Roi (cabinetmaker to the King) under Louis XIV. 👑 The Frick possesses 13 Boulle designs, including this Writing Table, which is on view in the Frick's Living Hall.

André-Charles Boulle, Writing Table, ca. 1710, with later alterations. Oak and walnut veneered with brass, turtle shell, ebony, and pewter; gilt bronze, leather

This is the final week to see #deWaalxFrick! Experience Edmund de Waal's contemporary sculptural artworks, which were cr...
11/10/2019

This is the final week to see #deWaalxFrick! Experience Edmund de Waal's contemporary sculptural artworks, which were created and installed to respond to the Frick's permanent collection. See the exhibition before it closes next Sunday, November 17. Visit bit.ly/2WYYYat to learn more.

Installation view of "Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection"

11/09/2019
TEFAF

Watch two members of the Frick's curatorial team—Aimee Ng, Curator, and Alexander Noelle, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow—discuss Renaissance sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni and his relation to Lorenzo de' Medici in this panel discussion hosted last week by @TEFAF.

#BertoldoattheFrick is on view through January 12.

TEFAF AFTERNOONS - How might the Renaissance have laid the foundations for our contemporary culture of artistic celebrity? This discussion explores a historical moment when artists gained increasingly public visibility as they worked to fulfill the demands of patrons such as Lorenzo "The Magnificent" de' Medici. What constituted artistic fame in the Renaissance? How were artistic reputations formed and maintained? What role was played by workshop structures and the creation of artistic genealogies? Our panel considers these questions against the backdrop of two current American exhibitions, Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence at The Frick Collection, New York, and Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Panel:

Andrew Butterfield, President, Andrew Butterfield Fine Art

Paola D'Agostino, Director, The Bargello Museums, Florence

Aimee Ng, Associate Curator, The Frick Collection

Alexander Noelle, Curatorial Fellow, The Frick Collection

Moderator:

Emerson Bowyer, Associate Curator, European Painting and Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago

Image Courtesy of The Frick Collection

Happy #NationalCappuccinoDay! ☕ This morning we're caffeinating with Cézanne's "Woman with a Coffee Pot."  While the pai...
11/08/2019

Happy #NationalCappuccinoDay! ☕ This morning we're caffeinating with Cézanne's "Woman with a Coffee Pot." While the painting resides at Musée d'Orsay, visitors to the #FrickPhotoArchive can study this photographic record (and thousands of others) any time at digitalcollections.frick.org.
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Cézanne, Paul. Woman with the Coffee Pot. ca. 1890.

#TBT—Earlier this fall the Frick opened its doors to college students from across the city for our annual College Night!...
11/07/2019

#TBT—Earlier this fall the Frick opened its doors to college students from across the city for our annual College Night! Students enjoyed sketching, live music, and introductions to the resources of the #FrickLibrary. Don't forget—students are eligible for discounted admission all year long with a valid school ID. 🎟️

Support for College Night is provided by the Charina Endowment Fund. College Night is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. @thenewschool #mannesschoolofmusic

Now on view—experience some of the finest examples of Meissen porcelain in this country in the Frick's newest exhibition...
11/07/2019

Now on view—experience some of the finest examples of Meissen porcelain in this country in the Frick's newest exhibition "Henry Arnhold's Meissen Palace" on view in the Portico Gallery. Visit bit.ly/2oS2XJq to learn more. #ArnholdsPalace

11/07/2019

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator discusses “St. Jerome,” ca. 1465–66, included in the current Bertoldo exhibition and on loan from the Pinacoteca Comunale di Faenza. For a closer look at the sculpture, see here: https://www.frick.org/exhibitions/bertoldo/18

OPENING TOMORROW—explore the delicate intricacy of a renowned collection of Meissen porcelain at the Frick. Take a close...
11/06/2019

OPENING TOMORROW—explore the delicate intricacy of a renowned collection of Meissen porcelain at the Frick. Take a closer look at this piece, one of 75 works in the exhibition, which was commissioned for the queen of Naples. Painted with a copper green scene, this brush handle would have originally contained animal hair (possibly horse hair) and been part of an elaborate matching set. #ArnholdsPalace

Brush Handles from the Toilette Service Sent to the Queen of Naples. Hard-paste porcelain, 1745–47. The Frick Collection, New York

In observance of Election day, The #FrickCollection will be open with limited hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The #FrickLi...
11/05/2019

In observance of Election day, The #FrickCollection will be open with limited hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The #FrickLibrary will be closed.

The Garden Court. The Frick Collection, New York

11/04/2019

Alexander J. Noelle, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, discusses both “Shield Bearer” statuettes (ca. 1470–80), included in the current Bertoldo exhibition. One comes from the Frick’s permanent collection, the other is on loan from Liechtenstein: The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna. For a closer look at the sculptures, see here: https://www.frick.org/exhibitions/bertoldo/all

At 3:30 p.m. EST today join Alexander J. Noelle, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, on Facebook Live for an insider look ...
11/04/2019

At 3:30 p.m. EST today join Alexander J. Noelle, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, on Facebook Live for an insider look at the Frick's current exhibition, #BertoldoattheFrick. Tune in at facebook.com/frickcollection.

Installation view of Bertoldo di Giovanni’s "Shield Bearer" (right), ca. 1470–80, gilt bronze, Liechtenstein: The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna; paired with his "Shield Bearer" (left), ca. 1470–80, gilt bronze, The Frick Collection, New York; photo: Michael Bodycomb

Today's New York City marathon ends nearby in Central Park. While we don't own any paintings explicitly about the theme ...
11/03/2019

Today's New York City marathon ends nearby in Central Park. While we don't own any paintings explicitly about the theme of running, we present many set in lush parkands, including "The Mall in St. James's Park" by Thomas Gainsborough (ca. 1783). Visitors will find this canvas in the former Frick family dining room, now an English gallery.

We salute the marathon runners and museum goers alike this weekend! More info on this page: https://collections.frick.org/objects/186/the-mall-in-st-jamess-park

Tonight—don't forget to set your clocks back an hour for the end of #daylightsaving. The Frick will be resetting our own...
11/02/2019

Tonight—don't forget to set your clocks back an hour for the end of #daylightsaving. The Frick will be resetting our own clocks, including this Barometer Clock created by royal craftsmen to Louis XIV. Set with turtle-shell veneer and inlays of engraved brass and pewter, the piece is currently on view in the Library Gallery. #FrickCollection 🕰️

Barometer Clock, ca. 1690–1700, Ebony, turtle shell, brass, gilt bronze, and enamel

"Modest Additions That Speak Volumes"⁠—@nytimes on #deWaalxFrick. The New York Times calls Edmund de Waal's site-specifi...
11/02/2019

"Modest Additions That Speak Volumes"⁠—@nytimes on #deWaalxFrick. The New York Times calls Edmund de Waal's site-specific installations at the Frick a must-see exhibition this weekend. Don't miss your chance to experience the show before it closes on Sunday, November 17. Visit www.frick.org/de_waal to learn more.

11/01/2019

A live tour of “Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence,” during #FrickFirstFridays!

Even before the Frick residence became a museum the iconic West Gallery was accessible to the public. Contributions to t...
11/01/2019

Even before the Frick residence became a museum the iconic West Gallery was accessible to the public. Contributions to the Annual Fund ensure The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library remain open and accessible to students, scholars, and art lovers alike—just as Henry Clay Frick intended.

Donate to the Annual Fund by December 31 and your gift will go twice as far thanks to a matching grant from Trustee Stephen A. Schwarzman. Visit bit.ly/36woWqu to donate today.
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West Gallery in 1927. #FrickArchives

The iconic Dutch painter Johannes #Vermeer was born #otd in 1632. Of the thirty-six paintings currently accepted as bein...
10/31/2019

The iconic Dutch painter Johannes #Vermeer was born #otd in 1632. Of the thirty-six paintings currently accepted as being by Vermeer, the Frick possesses three. Discover these rare masterpieces, including this painting, "Mistress and Maid," currently on view at the Frick. #FrickCollection

Johannes Vermeer, Mistress and Maid, 1666−67, Oil on canvas

Happy Halloween! Get into the spooky spirit with this sixteenth century work entitled "Dance of Death," depicting a danc...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! Get into the spooky spirit with this sixteenth century work entitled "Dance of Death," depicting a dance between skeletons and the living. 💀 #FrickPhotoArchive

Anonymous, German School, active 16th century. Dance of Death. ca. 1640. ©️ Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive. Courtesy of the Frick Art Reference Library

Tonight (Wednesday, 10/30) we’re pleased to host live-streamed lecture by the Getty’s Davide Gasparotto on “Bertoldo and...
10/30/2019

Tonight (Wednesday, 10/30) we’re pleased to host live-streamed lecture by the Getty’s Davide Gasparotto on “Bertoldo and the Revival of the Antique." Tune in from wherever you are on the planet at 6pm (EST) and learn more about how this artist played a pivotal role in the revival of classical culture in Florence during the age of Lorenzo de’ Medici. Gasparotto discusses Bertoldo’s singular contributions to the development of the bronze statuette, a genre originally intended for sophisticated and exacting collectors, but destined to become an enduring distillation of Renaissance beauty. Watch here: https://www.frick.org/interact/live

At left in this view of our current exhibition, Bertoldo's Shield Bearer on loan from Liechtenstein: The Princely Collections, Vienna, with the Frick's statuette, at right. This lecture is funded by Dino and Raffaello Tomasso.

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