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Entrance Hall History

Entrance Hall History

After the death of Henry Clay Frick’s wife, Adelaide, in 1931, the mansion was transformed into a space suitable as a public institution. Significantly and sensitively expanded by John Russell Pope, the resulting building opened to the public on December 16, 1935, as The Frick Collection. The mansion’s former porte-cochère was demolished to make way for a public entryway, now known as the Entrance Hall.

  • photo of entrance hall with till and small sign reading "exit"

    Entrance Hall, undated

  • photo of entrance hall with till, table, contribution box and contribution sign

    Entrance Hall, undated

  • entrance hall empty with hanging light, circa 1935

    Entrance Hall under construction, looking south, 1935

  • photo of empty entrance hall with hanging lamps, circa 1935

    Entrance Hall under construction, looking southeast, 1935

  • outside entrance of the Frick Collection building from street

    Frick Collection entrance, 70th Street, 1958

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Get the full experience and go through The Frick Collection in full screen mode on your browser or ipad. Jump to different rooms using the radar map, the slide-out preview, or the room selection menu.

To exit the full screen mode, simply click on the "x" button at the bottom to return to the virtual tour floor plan.

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View Works Currently on Display in the Entrance Hall

link to thumbnails of works on display in the Entrance Hall of The Frick Collection

View Works Currently on Display in the Entrance Hall

For the most up-to-date information on works of art that are currently on display in the Entrance Hall, please click here.

 

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Google Art Project

Google announced the major global expansion of their groundbreaking Art Project. This unique collaboration merging art and technology includes several hundred partners in 40 countries around the world. In the United States alone, the project has expanded beyond the initial group of four museums, which included The Frick Collection, to represent 29 partners — ranging from large institutions to university galleries — in 16 cities.

For more information about this project, see Google Art Project

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