Director's blog

Fall 2015

book cover of Limoges Enamels at The Frick Collection with male with long mustache and hat on blue background

In 1916, Henry Clay Frick converted his private office at his home on Fifth Avenue into a gallery for the collection of Limoges enamels that he had purchased from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan for the then-staggering sum of $1,157,500. What was so compelling about these delicate, jewel-like objects that Frick paid such a high price and was willing to sacrifice his sanctuary for their display?

Winter 2015

photo of guide in galley instructing group

The Frick Collection continues to offer an exceptional calendar of special exhibitions, concerts, events, and a wide variety of educational programs. The importance of education at The Frick Collection — indeed, at any museum — cannot be overstated. Programs that inform and enlighten our visitors, thus enabling them to form deeper and more meaningful connections with our rich collections of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts are essential to the museum-going experience.