VT Tab Reception Information
Reception Hall History
Between 1940 and 1972, the trustees of The Frick Collection acquired three adjoining properties with plans to build an additional wing and garden. The final structure, designed by John Barrington Bayley, with Harry Van Dyke and G. Frederick Poehler, was completed in 1977. It includes a Reception Hall, Coat Room, and Shop; its lower floor houses exhibition galleries. The most distinctive element is the 70th Street Garden designed by Russell Page, intended to be experienced as a tableau and best viewed from inside the Reception Hall or from outside by looking through the elegant black gates lining its border.
Decorative Art in the Reception Hall
|Chinese Blue-and-White Porcelain, mostly 18th and 19th centuries. Bequest of Childs Frick in memory of his wife, Frances Dixon Frick, 1965.|
Launch in Full Screen Mode
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.
View Works Currently on Display in the Reception Hall
For the most up-to-date information on works of art that are currently on display in the Reception Hall, please click here.
Google Art Project
Google recently announced the major global expansion of last year's groundbreaking Art Project. This unique collaboration merging art and technology now includes 151 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