Director's Greeting

Welcome to The Frick Collection, one of New York City’s preeminent cultural institutions. We recently re-launched our Web site, enhancing its clarity and accessibility as well as adding an array of new programs and features. Here you can learn more about the exceptional works of art assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick, who bequeathed to the public his remarkable collection along with the Beaux-Arts residence that houses it. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, the former Frick family home provides a tranquil environment to enjoy superb examples of Western European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts dating from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. You can experience a sense of the museum’s special ambience on our Web site’s Virtual Tour, while also discovering the many and varied public programs that the Frick offers, including gallery talks, lectures, and concerts. I hope that you will also read about the ways to become involved with the Frick, both through membership and fundraising events.

The Frick Art Reference Library, adjacent to the museum, was founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father. Today it is one of the leading research centers for the study of the history of art and collecting. Information about the library’s services and holdings can be found on this Web Site, or you can log onto FRESCO, the library’s online catalog.

If you have enjoyed your online preview of The Frick Collection, I hope you will feel inspired to visit our galleries in person. I look forward to welcoming you.
 

With kind regards,

Ian Wardropper
Director