Director's Greeting

photo of Ian Wadropper

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 our exceptional collection, which originated with 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.

Our historic buildings are currently closed for renovation, their first comprehensive upgrade in nearly ninety years. From March 18, 2021, through March 3, 2024, we presented highlights from the permanent collection at Frick Madison, our acclaimed temporary residency in the Marcel Breuer–designed building on Madison Avenue. We look ahead with excitement to the completion of our building project, when we can welcome visitors to the reopening of our revitalized home at 1 East 70th Street.

In addition to exploring our art collection, 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. Until further notice, the library’s temporary reading room remains open by free appointment for students, scholars, and members of the public. The library also offers a number of remote services as well as robust digital collections.

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

I hope you enjoy your virtual introduction to The Frick Collection. We look forward to welcoming you back into our galleries soon.

Thank you for your interest,

Ian Wardropper signature

Ian Wardropper
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director

Photo Richard Renaldi