The Frick Museum is housed in the former residence of the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick the Frick Museum has a fine collection of Italian and French Renaissance furniture and breathtaking paintings by such famous artist as Rembrandt, Goya, Ingres and Monet.

It will be a while until I will be able to fly to New York. Not withstanding COVID19 the Museum is undertaking renovation and enhancement design.

The Frick Collection will reopen to the public in early 2021 in the former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art at 945 Madison Avenue. The temporary location, called Frick Madison, will house the Frick’s collections, programs, and staff during the renovation and expansion of its historic buildings at 1 East 70th Street. Following a rigorous public review of the design by Selldorf Architects, the Frick is planning to break ground in early 2021, with pre-construction preparations beginning in fall 2020.

However wherever you are in the world you can experience these exhibitions;

1. Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector

Past Exhibition

The Frick Collection presented Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector, an exhibition of works from the famed European porcelain manufactory, along with several Asian examples that inspired such wares. The pieces were drawn from the collection of the late Henry H.

2. Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

Past Exhibition

The Frick presented three Manet canvases from the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. As three distinct views of the artist’s life and work, the canvases demonstrate the range of Manet’s pioneering vision: Fish and Shrimp (1864) focuses attention on the paint itself; The Ragpicker (ca.

3. Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence

Past Exhibition

The Frick Collection presented the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440-1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, his principal patron.

4. Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection

Past Exhibition

The Frick Collection presented a temporary installation of sculptures by acclaimed author and ceramist Edmund de Waal. Site-specific works made of porcelain, steel, gold, marble, and glass were displayed in the museum’s main galleries alongside works from the permanent collection.

5. Whistler as Printmaker: Highlights from the Gertrude Kosovsky Collection

Past Exhibition

The Frick Collection was pleased to announce a promised gift of forty-two works on paper by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), from the collection of Gertrude Kosovsky. This selection of fifteen prints and one pastel from the gift, presented different aspects of the American expatriate’s prolific activity as a printmaker over the course of his career.

6. Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto

Past Exhibition

The Frick Collection presented a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs related to Giambattista Tiepolo’s first significant project outside of Venice, a series of ceiling frescoes for Palazzo Archinto in Milan. The frescoes were painted between 1730 and 1731 and commissioned by Count Carlo Archinto, one of the most prominent patrons and intellectuals in Milan during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

7. Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection

Past Exhibition

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presented a promised gift to The Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel – the finest collection of French faience in private hands – to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form.

8. The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos

Past Exhibition

For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos were reunited. These works, The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and The Virgin and Child with St.


The Frick Collection is closed and will soon embark on its first major renovation in eighty-five years. It will reopen to the public in early 2021 at Frick Madison.

Visit (Museum and Library Closed)

The Frick Collection will reopen to the public in early 2021 in the former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art at 945 Madison Avenue. The temporary location, called Frick Madison, will house the Frick’s collections, programs, and staff during the renovation and expansion of its historic buildings at 1 East 70th Street.

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