Portico Gallery

Portico

photo of portico gallery and garden of The Frick Collection at dusk

The portico, originally a covered walkway that faced the lawn at the north end of the historic Fifth Avenue Garden, was designed by Thomas Hastings, the architect of the Frick residence. In 2011, it was enclosed and its architectural features cleaned and conserved. This underutilized space was transformed into a new daylit gallery for sculpture and decorative arts.

Green and purple porcelain ship on bronze base
From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: French Porcelain at The Frick CollectionApril 28, 2015 to April 24, 2016

Between 1916 and 1918, Henry Clay Frick purchased several important pieces of porcelain to decorate his New York mansion. Made at Sèvres, the preeminent eighteenth-century French porcelain manufactory, the objects — including vases, potpourris, jugs and basins, plates, a tea service, and a table—were displayed throughout Frick’s residence.