The Frick Collection is temporarily on view at the Breuer-designed building at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, while its historic buildings on East 70th Street undergo extensive restoration and expansion. Striking a balance between tradition and innovation, the installation at Frick Madison will depart from the Frick’s customary presentation style in a domestic setting and instead organize works chronologically and by region.
The Frick’s collections, programs, a reading room and staff will be housed at "Frick Madison" through March 3, 2024.
The Frick Collection anticipates the reopening of its renovated historic buildings on East 70th Street in late 2024.
Located in the former home of Henry Clay Frick -- the Pittsburgh coke and steel industrialist -- the Frick Collection of more than 1,100 works began with the bequest of his extraordinary collection. It included 137 paintings, as well as sculpture, decorative arts, drawings, and prints. The Frick now holds a permanent collection of art from the Renaissance to the late 19th-century.
The Collection includes masterpieces of European painting, major works of sculpture, notable 18th-century French furniture, Limoges enamels, Sèvres and Chinese porcelain, old master and 19h-century works on paper, Limoges enamels, and other works of remarkable quality, including an exemplary collection of small bronzes. Artists in the collection include Rembrandt, Giovanni Bellini, El Greco, Goya, Frans Hals, Vermeer, Boucher, Fragonard, Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, J.M.W.Turner, Whistler, Severo da Ravenna, and Houdon.
Several temporary exhibitions are scheduled annually.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
Highlights from the permanent collection on view in an entirely new way
28 fine and decorative works of art
A site-specific pastel mural by Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party
His work drew from and challenged traditions of European art
Two paintings reunited after 4 centuries