April 28, 2015, through April 24, 2016
Between 1916 and 1918, Henry Clay Frick acquired several important pieces of porcelain made at the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, the preeminent eighteenth-century French porcelain manufactory. Purchased from the international dealer Joseph Duveen, these acquisitions included vases, potpourris, jugs and basins, plates, a tea service, and a table, dating from the early 1750s to the late 1780s, which, since the early twentieth century, have been distributed throughout Frick’s Fifth Avenue residence. From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue brings them together for the first time, along with a selection of pieces acquired at a later date, some of which are rarely on view. The exhibition discusses the role played by these objects in eighteenth-century France, as well as during the American Gilded Age at Henry Clay Frick’s residence, and also presents exciting new scholarship. The exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts, and will be on view in the museum’s Portico Gallery. Support for this presentation is generously provided by Sidney R. Knafel and Londa Weisman.
1 East 70th Street, near Fifth Avenue
Open six days a week: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Limited hours (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on Lincoln’s Birthday, Election Day, and Veterans Day.
PLEASE NOTE TO YOUR READERS: Children under ten are not admitted to the Collection.
$22; senior citizens $17; students $12; “pay what you wish” on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
#6 local (on Lexington Avenue) to 68th Street station; Bus: M1, M2, M3, and M4 southbound on Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street and northbound on Madison Avenue to 70th Street.
Included in the price of admission is an Acoustiguide Audio Tour of the permanent collection. The tour is offered in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
The shop is open the same days as the Museum, closing fifteen minutes before the institution.
Please call 212.288.0700 for details and to make reservations.
A calendar of events is published regularly and is available upon request.