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Garden Court History

Garden Court History

John Russell Pope’s Garden Court was a key element in his scheme for the conversion of the residential mansion into a public museum. An inspired design, which enclosed the mansion’s former exterior courtyard under glass, the Frick’s Garden Court prefigured Pope’s designs for similar courts in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • photo of garden court under construction, including tracks, men working and lumber, circa 1934

    Garden Court under construction, looking north, 1934

  • photo of garden court under construction with open ceiling, circa 1934

    Garden Court under construction, looking north, 1934

  • photo of aerial view of garden court under construction, circa 1934

    Garden court under construction, 1934

  • photo of garden court under construction, circa 1935

    Garden Court under construction, looking northeast, 1935

  • photo of garden court prepared for construction, circa 1935

    Garden Court under construction, 1935

  • photo of stripped garden court with crane and lumber, circa 1935

    Garden Court under construction, 1935

  • photo of garden court, with fountain, skylight, columns, plants, circa 1935

    Garden Court, 1935

  • photo of garden court, with fountain, skylight, columns, plants, circa 1935

    Garden Court, 1935

  • photo of hallway with bust and hanging lantern, circa 1937

    Garden Court, southwest corner, 1937

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View Works Currently on Display in the Garden Court

link to thumbnails of works on display in the Garden Court of The Frick Collection

View Works Currently on Display in the Garden Court

For the most up-to-date information on works of art that are currently on display in the Garden Court, 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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