The Frick Collection is temporarily closed, while its historic buildings at 1 East 70th Street undergo extensive restoration and expansion.
Beginning early in 2021, the Frick’s collections, programs, a reading room and staff will be housed at 945 Madison Ave at 75th St (called Frick Madison) for the duration of the construction project. The duration of this temporary installation has not yet been announced, but is expected to run through 2022.
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.
Emulates the historic display approach of an 18th-century “porcelain room,” with works grouped by color.