Take a look at the collections at the Frick in a new way in this exhibition, which celebrates the works of fine and decorative art at the heart of the Frick experience. From bachelor purchases by Henry Clay Frick through his daughter Helen’s love of early Italian Renaissance art and 18th-century French painting, this exhibition of many of our most significant objects tells the story of the Frick today — who we are and how we have evolved from these founding collectors.
Regular visitors to the Frick are familiar with our spectacular Rubens portrait and likely know the dazzling Monet that typically hangs in the sitting room at Clayton. The Frick Collects features these iconic works and other extraordinary paintings and decorative arts from the collection, as well as more recent acquisitions, like Meissonier’s 1806, Jena. By bringing these works together in our exhibition galleries, we are putting the spotlight on our own collection, and taking the opportunity to tell more of our own stories—both about individual objects and about the Frick as a whole.
This exhibition is planned to coincide with the publication of The Frick Pittsburgh: A Guide to the Collection . The companion publication is made possible by a generous grant from The Richard C. von Hess Foundation.