Director's Greeting

photo of Ian Wardropper Welcome to The Frick Collection, one of New York City’s enduring cultural institutions. Here you can learn more about the exceptional works of art assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick, who bequeathed his remarkable collection to the public, along with his family’s former Fifth Avenue residence. Since 1935, the Frick has been a favorite of art enthusiasts around the world, loved for its stately grandeur and quiet elegance, and for masterworks by artists including Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya, and Whistler.

Although our galleries are currently closed for renovation, we look forward to welcoming visitors early in 2021 to Frick Madison, the former location of the Whitney Museum of American Art and our temporary home for the duration of the project. Striking a balance between tradition and innovation, the installation at Frick Madison will depart from the Frick’s customary presentation style in a domestic setting and instead organize works chronologically and by region.

In the meantime, you can experience a sense of the museum’s special ambience on our Virtual Tour, while also discovering the many and varied online programs we offer. Here you can also explore the services and holdings of the Frick Art Reference Library, founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick and today a leading research center for the study of the history of art and collecting.

I hope you enjoy your online preview of The Frick Collection and that it will inspire you to visit us when we open our doors at Frick Madison. Be sure to check back regularly for new content and updates about our reopening.

With kind regards,

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Ian Wardropper
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director