Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Frick at Your Fingertips: Biweekly Highlights


Front view of Hague Clock with silver dial set against an architectural case made of veneered tortoiseshell and ebonized wood

The Frick at Your Fingertips

Time has proven to be quite peculiar this past year. To mark the start of 2021, take a look at the Frick's world-class collection of timekeeping treasures at and enjoy the latest episode of Cocktails with a Curator for a closer look at Clodion's Dance of Time.

As we look ahead, we're more grateful than ever to our community for your generous support of the Collection during our year-end Annual Fund campaign. We're eagerly awaiting our upcoming reopening at Frick Madison—recently named one of the most anticipated art-world moments of 2021 by the New York Times—and encourage you to pass the time with new opportunities below to engage, learn, and connect with fellow art enthusiasts online.

Technological RevolutionsTechnological Revolutions and Art History

Thursday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Live through Zoom

Join the library's Digital Art History Lab for the third webinar in a free four-part series. In this session, investigate the ethics of digitization and how issues regarding access affect research in art history.


Oil painting of St. Francis in the DesertContinue the Conversation

Wednesday, January 20, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Live through Zoom

Join fellow art enthusiasts online in a free program that focuses on a single masterpiece. The topic of the next session is Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert. Space is limited and active participation is strongly encouraged.


Porcelain spicebox shaped like a shellCocktails with a Curator

Cheers to the new year! Our free weekly program continues into the winter with new episodes premiering Fridays at 5:00 p.m. Don't miss these upcoming episodes:

Meissen Swan Service
Friday, January 8, 5:00 p.m.

Boucher's Four Seasons
Friday, January 15, 5:00 p.m.


Oil painting of ocean with boatsFrick Fact

Did you know that the most well-represented artist among those collected by Henry Clay Frick is James McNeill Whistler? During his lifetime, Frick purchased five oil paintings, three pastels, and eleven etchings by the American expatriate artist. In 2019, the Frick also received a promised gift of forty-two works on paper by the artist from the collection of Gertrude Kosovsky.

Discover all of Whistler's works in the collection at

Photo of Breuer buildingFrick Madison

The Frick will reopen to the public in early 2021 at Frick Madison. The temporary location will house the Frick's collections, programs, and staff during the renovation and expansion of our historic buildings.


Be a Part of the Frick's Future

We look forward to welcoming you to Frick Madison in the coming months. Your support enables the Frick to care for our works of art and continue providing digital access to our collections as we prepare to open our temporary new home.


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