Director's Greeting

photo of Ian Wardropper

Welcome to the website of The Frick Collection, one of New York City’s premier cultural institutions. Here you can find many ways to experience the exceptional works of art assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Since 1935, the collection and the Fifth Avenue mansion that houses it have delighted and inspired art enthusiasts from around the world.

In March 2021, the Frick opened its doors as Frick Madison at 945 Madison Avenue, Marcel Breuer’s modernist architectural masterpiece (formerly the Whitney Museum of American Art and, most recently, The Met Breuer). For the next two years, the building will serve as the Frick’s temporary home while its historic buildings on East 70th Street undergo a comprehensive renovation. Frick Madison presents familiar highlights from the permanent collection in an entirely new context, prompting fresh insights into beloved works by Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya, and Whistler, among others, along with stunning installations of important sculptures and decorative arts.

On this website you can also access the many resources and services of the Frick Art Reference Library. Founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick, the library is today a leading center for the study of the history of art and collecting. Students, scholars, and members of the general public can visit the library’s reading room at Frick Madison free of charge, by appointment.

The Frick is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive space for all, and we offer both online and onsite programs for a wide variety of audiences. I invite you to browse our event calendar to learn more. Be sure to check back regularly for new content and additional ways to engage with the museum and library, both here and on the Bloomberg Connects app.

I hope you enjoy your virtual introduction to The Frick Collection and that what you discover will inspire you to visit us in person at Frick Madison and return often.

Thank you for your interest,

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Ian Wardropper
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director