The exhibition Elective Affinities draws viewers into stories of the Frick’s permanent collection and a contemporary artist’s intellectual and aesthetic reckonings and inventions with them.
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Frick Collection Replaces Controversial Redesign Plan with New Overhaul Proposal
A proposed renovation of the Frick Collection will offer visitors unprecedented access to its holdings, and preserve its celebrated 70th Street Garden.
The Earliest Photos of the Frick, Taken When It Was Still a Private Residence
A newly digitized album of images shot by Ira W. Martin in 1927 captures the Frick mansion before it was transformed into a museum.
Millions of Objects at 14 Art Institutions to Be Digitized for Online Database
They are expecting to digitize seven million images by 2020.
The Transporting, Tactile Pleasures of Porcelain
An exhibition at the Frick features pieces from its collection of Royal Meissen porcelain curated by artist Arlene Shechet, as well as works she made while in residence at the historic manufactory.
The Frick Acquires Elephant Wine Dispenser and Other Rare 18th-Century Porcelain
Easily breakable, porcelain is probably not the most practical material for making vessels intended to hold alcoholic beverages.
The Radiance of the French Renaissance in Miniature
While the grandest glories of the French Renaissance were the elaborate castles circling Paris and adorning the Loire Valley, down in Central France a much smaller art form flourished.
The Merits of Old Masters’ B-Sides, at the Frick
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery of the Frick Collection, is a gathering of ten paintings analogous to the cohort of masterpieces in the Frick’s adjacent West Gallery. Visitors are left free to consider each as representing a unique, if not significant moment in each artist’s career.
Frick Collection Reverses Policy Allowing Photos
Well, it was nice while it lasted. After revising its policy in April to allow photography inside the permanent galleries, the Frick Collection has once again changed course.
One of New York’s Most Conservative Museums Now Permits Photography
Add the Frick Collection, one of New York City’s oldest and most staid museums, to the list of art institutions that have begun allowing visitors to take photographs in their permanent-collection galleries.
Art Glut and How to Handle It
By Monday, the reality of the mandated reductions in government spending, otherwise known as sequestration, had begun to sink in. For its part, the New York Times announced, to no one’s surprise, “the split between American workers and the companies that employ them is widening and could worsen in the next few months as federal budget cuts take hold.”
Inside The Frick Collection’s Secret Rooms
The Gothamist got inside the secret rooms of Manhattan’s The Frick Collection to take a look at the bowling allery, workshop and staff diner that are off limits to visitors. Check it out.