Program Support

There are many opportunities for restricted giving at The Frick Collection. Your generosity can make possible a wide range of activities, including others that are not outlined below. Sponsorship of these programs offers significant exposure and credit. For more information, please contact Maureen M. Nash, Associate Director of Development, at nash@frick.org or 212-547-6870.

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Exhibition Support

The Frick is well known for the quality of its exhibitions, which range from small exhibitions of single iconic paintings to sweeping surveys of the work of an artist or group of artists. The Frick holds some five exhibitions per year, many of which draw thousands of visitors from the United States and abroad. The Frick’s exhibitions are funded exclusively by outside supporters. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. The Collection is delighted to partner with corporations, foundations, and individuals to present its exciting exhibitions to our large and international audience. Exhibition sponsorship at the Frick offers significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for smaller installations and thematic exhibitions highlighting works from the Collection’s holdings in all media.

Frick Art Reference Library

The Frick Art Reference Library, one of America’s oldest and most respected research centers for the study of art in the Western tradition, welcomes more than 6,000 researchers each year to consult its remarkable bibliographic, photographic, and archival collections from the fourth to the mid-twentieth centuries by European and American artists. The Frick Art Reference Library presents lectures and symposia, which may be underwritten, as may be the general operations of the Library.

Center for the History of Collecting

The Center for the History of Collecting was established in 2007 to encourage the study of the formation of collections of fine and decorative arts, both public and private, in Europe and the United States from the Renaissance to the present day. The Center offers fellowships and seminars, hosts symposia and study days, and creates the tools needed for access to primary documents generated by art collectors and dealers, in addition to producing its own publications. Your contribution can support any of the aforementioned programs, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Center.

Education Programs

The Frick’s Education Department provides many diverse opportunities for adults and students to develop a deeper understanding of the Collection and related programs. Gifts to the Education Department can help to underwrite lectures, seminars, or gallery experiences, and a variety of free after-school programs for students and guided school visits for children over the age of 10. Your contribution can support the broad range of activities provided by the Department, or can be directed to a specific activity such as a lecture, a school class visit, or one of the Frick’s free nights, which opens the museum to visitors without charge.

Concerts

The Frick’s concert series, founded in 1938, presents ten concerts per year between September and June. Annual offerings include keyboard recitals, chamber groups, lieder, and early music ensembles. Some of the century’s greatest artists have performed at the Frick, and the series is particularly noted as being the venue for many New York debuts of nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians. One of the oldest and most celebrated concert series in New York City, it is regularly sold out and consistently receives exceptional reviews. Throughout its distinguished history, the concert program has been recognized for the special niche it fills in the highly competitive and rich world of music in New York. Ticket prices are modest, compared with those in other venues in New York. The concerts reach far beyond the immediate audience present; from their inception, the concerts have been broadcast in New York and internationally. Contributions can be made in support of one or more concerts or the entire concert series for a year or more.

Preservation and Conservation

The goal of the Conservation program is to protect, study, document, and care for the Frick’s renowned collection of fine and decorative arts, and to attend to the urgent capital needs of its historic buildings, a multi-year undertaking that will conserve their interior and exterior spaces and ultimately provide a more accessible and welcoming experience for our visitors. In addition to the conservation of the Collection, the Conservation Department helps to disseminate knowledge about the Collection and its care through presentation at professional forums, in publications, and at seminars and symposia. The Conservation Department also provides training and mentorship to conservation students.

Event Sponsorship

The Frick seeks underwriting for several benefit events per year, such as the Young Fellows Ball, the Garden Party, and the Autumn Dinner. Event sponsorship offers significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities.