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Du Paquier Porcelain from Vienna: The Generous Gift of Melinda and Paul Sullivan

Director Ian Wardropper discusses a wonderful acquisition of work by the Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory.


pair of gilt-bronze candelabra, circa 1782, with hard-paste porcelain and marble elements

Summer 2016

Director Ian Wardropper discusses the evolution of the collection, including recent acquisitions.


Van Dyck's oil painting portrait of woman in blue dress, golden hair piece, holding bracelet

Winter 2016

The Director looks ahead at the coming months and discusses an innovative education collaboration with the Ghetto Film School.


book cover of Limoges Enamels at The Frick Collection with male with long mustache and hat on blue background

Fall 2015

In 1916, Henry Clay Frick converted his private office at his home on Fifth Avenue into a gallery for the collection of Limoges enamels that he had purchased from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan for the then-staggering sum of $1,157,500. What was so compelling about these delicate, jewel-like objects that Frick paid such a high price and was willing to sacrifice his sanctuary for their...

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Spring/Summer 2015

This summer, the Frick offers a variety of special exhibitions that I hope will prompt you to visit our galleries. Frederic Leighton’s striking Flaming June, from the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, hangs in the Oval Room, the first time in thirty-five years that the painting has been shown in New York.

photo of guide in galley instructing group

Winter 2015

The Frick Collection continues to offer an exceptional calendar of special exhibitions, concerts, events, and a wide variety of educational programs. The importance of education at The Frick Collection — indeed, at any museum — cannot be overstated.

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