2019

Future Exhibition

blue and white porcelain vase designed as a bird cage
Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector
November 7, 2019
This fall, The Frick Collection will present an exhibition of works from the collection of the late Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018), transforming the Portico Gallery into an eighteenth-century “porcelain room” showcasing wares from the famed Meissen manufactory.

Past Exhibition

sketched portrait of a woman in a crouched position
Whistler as Printmaker: Highlights from the Gertrude Kosovsky Collection
April 30, 2019 to September 1, 2019
The Frick Collection was pleased to announce a promised gift of forty-two works on paper by James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), from the collection of Gertrude Kosovsky. This selection of fifteen prints and one pastel from the gift, presented different aspects of the American expatriate’s prolific activity as a printmaker over the course of his career.

Current Exhibition

oil painting of seated woman with hair pinned up
Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum
October 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020
The Frick presents three Manet canvases from the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.

Current Exhibition

bronze statue of young man bearing shield and club
Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence
September 18, 2019 to January 12, 2020

The Frick Collection presents the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, his principal patron.

Past Exhibition

oil painting of Perseus and Andromeda riding Pegasus through the sky
Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto
April 16, 2019 to July 14, 2019

The Frick Collection presented a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs related to Giambattista Tiepolo’s first significant project outside of Venice, a series of ceiling frescoes for Palazzo Archinto in Milan that were destroyed during World War II.

Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection

photo of white sculpture piece in front of oil painting of standing young woman in the Frick Collection gallery
Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection
May 30, 2019 to November 17, 2019
The Frick Collection presents a temporary installation of the work of sculptor Edmund de Waal — a rich juxtaposition of new site-specific objects displayed in the main galleries of the museum, alongside works from the permanent collection.

Past Exhibition

standing man dressed in pink formal wear, with sword at his side
Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture
February 21, 2019 to June 2, 2019

Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture was the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80), an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting. The Frick presented about twenty of the artist’s most arresting portraits together with a selection of complementary objects — jewelry, textiles, armor, and other luxury items — that evoked the material world of the artist and his sitters and revealed his inventiveness in translating it into paint.

Past Exhibition

Oil painting of Virgin holding Christ child in between two standing and one kneeling figure
The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos
September 18, 2018 to January 13, 2019

For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos were reunited. These works, The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos, painted by Petrus Christus, were shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created. 

Past Exhibition

alabaster and glazed bronze sculpture of standing woman, with headdress of vines
Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome
October 31, 2018 to January 20, 2019

Of the many artists who flourished in Rome during the eighteenth century, the silversmith Luigi Valadier (1726–1785) was particularly admired by popes, royalty, and aristocrats across Europe. Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome, curated by Alvar González-Palacios, brought together more than sixty extraordinary works by the renowned silversmith in celebration of his unsurpassed technical expertise and avant-garde aesthetic.

Past Exhibition

plate decorated in blue, gold and white, with two cherubs at center
Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection
October 10, 2018 to September 22, 2019

The exhibition in the Portico Gallery presented a promised gift to The Frick Collection: seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form.