The Frick Collection presented a special loan exhibition of Italian paintings from the collection of Miss Helen Clay Frick. Although some of these paintings, including works by Duccio, Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo, were well known to scholars, they had rarely been on public view. Miss Frick acquired the paintings in the 1920s and early 1930s--a time when Italian primitive and particularly Sienese paintings were much sought after by collectors. The majority of the early Italian paintings in The Frick Collection were also obtained during that same time period.
Helen Clay Frick
The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection.