photo of portico gallery and garden of The Frick Collection at dusk

The portico, originally a covered walkway that faced the lawn at the north end of the historic Fifth Avenue Garden, was designed by Thomas Hastings, the architect of the Frick residence. In 2011, it was enclosed and its architectural features cleaned and conserved. This underutilized space was transformed into a new daylit gallery for sculpture and decorative arts. It also affords our visitors a fresh prospect from which to enjoy the Fifth Avenue Garden, which is the site of the annual Spring Garden Party, a fundraiser through which supporters and the general public have special access to the long majestic lawn, terraced steps, magnolia trees, and rose garden.