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  • Community and Cultural Partnerships Evening 2019

    On November 22, the Frick hosted its annual Community and Cultural Partnerships Evening to honor the museum’s many partner organizations across the city. The evening included remarks from Ian Wardropper, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, as well as performances by American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, the East Harlem School Slam Poets, and the Juilliard School Drama Division.

  • Special Exhibition: "Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector"

    Decorative Arts Curator Charlotte Vignon discusses the current Meissen exhibition, honoring the late Henry H. Arnhold.
  • Fall 2019

    Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper discusses the Frick’s fall exhibitions focused on artists Bertoldo di Giovanni and Édouard Manet, as well as Meissen porcelain. MORE »
  • A La Vieille Russie and Peter Carl Fabergé

    In the fall of 2018, the Frick Art Reference Library received several hundred auction catalogs as part of a gift from A La Vieille Russie, an antiques firm in Manhattan.

  • John Updike and the Frick

    In 1991, Mirabella commissioned John Updike (1932–2009) to write a short article about the Frick. “We would simply like your thoughts as you wander through," wrote Wendy Gimbel, the magazine’s consulting editor. "Obviously, it’s completely up to you.” MORE »
  • Datasets of the Dutch Golden Age

    Since its founding in 2014, the Digital Art History Lab (DAHL) has served the public with workshops and symposia to introduce the possibilities that the digital world holds for art historians. During these events, DAHL staff have encountered a wealth of enthusiasm but a lack of workable art datasets. Thus, we are excited to announce the release of two datasets, the Montias database and a Vermeer... MORE »
  • The Surrealists and A L'Etoile scellée

    Founder of surrealism, André Breton (1896–1966) had roles as an advisor to three Parisian galleries: La galerie Surréaliste, 16, rue Jacques Callot, 1926–28; La galerie Gradiva, 31, rue de Seine, 1937–1938; and A L'Etoile scellée, 11, rue du Pré-aux-Clercs, 1952–56.

  • Special Loan: John Singer Sargent’s "Fishing Boats at Whitby"

    John Witty, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, writes on a loan by artist John Singer Sargent, which is currently on display through August. Fishing Boats at Whitby (1884) affords an opportunity to view a work created in a pivotal moment of the young artist’s career. MORE »
  • Summer 2019

    Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director Ian Wardropper discusses the recent announcement of a named position at the Frick, as well as current exhibitions, includingElective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection.

  • Rediscovering Vermeer’s "Mistress and Maid": The Newest Book in the Frick’s Diptych Series

    Margaret Iacono, Associate Research Curator, writes about Vermeer’s Mistress and Maid, the second diptych in the Frick's ongoing series.