The Frick Collection is an oasis for those who love art, and for nearly eighty years, it has held a special place in the rich cultural landscape of New York City. Housed in one of the city’s few remaining Gilded Age residences, the Frick provides a one-of-a-kind setting for the study and appreciation of the fine and decorative arts. Visitors from around the world have come to value the intimacy of the Frick’s galleries, which encourage quiet contemplation and allow them to connect up close to extraordinary works of art from the Renaissance through the late nineteenth century. In addition to its superb permanent collection, the Frick is known for its rich educational offerings, special exhibitions, illuminating lectures and symposia, a world-class concert series, and one of the top art reference libraries in the world.
Since opening, the Frick has remained true to the vision of its founder, Henry Clay Frick, by presenting works of art and programs of the highest standard in a beautiful, tranquil setting. The planned upgrade and expansion of the Frick, as developed by Selldorf Architects in conjunction with Frick Leadership, will embrace and respect this vision and will create new facilities and amenities that address the institution’s pressing needs.
Key components include:
- Expanding access to our holdings and to the original Frick mansion
- Creating new gallery space for our special exhibitions
- Creating dedicated spaces and resources for the Frick’s education programs
- Upgrading the museum’s conservation facilities
- Improving visitor amenities to create a more welcoming environment to all and support an ease of navigation throughout the Frick
- Fostering more direct and immediate connection between the museum and its research library, which is free and open to the public