Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Frick at Your Fingertips: Biweekly Highlights

The Frick at Your Fingertips


This September, spend some time at New York City's newest museum experience. At Frick Madison, find exquisite highlights from the Renaissance to the twentieth century in a bold new setting, featuring what New York magazine calls “enough great work to keep you absorbed for a lifetime.” Plan your visit today!

Please note, New York City now requires that visitors show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter museums. Find the Frick's health and safety guidelines at

Keep reading to discover new ways to enjoy the Frick digitally and visit to learn about access services.



What's on View


Installation view of Early Renaissance Paintings at Frick Madison


Frick Madison

Third Floor, Room 8

These Early Italian Renaissance paintings are traditionally called “gold grounds” because of the gold leaf applied broadly to their surfaces. The precious, sparkling metal signaled the sacredness of the figures and stories to viewers. These paintings are all fragments, originally parts of larger altarpieces that were installed in churches and chapels, giving visual form to biblical stories and aiding worshippers in their devotion.

Learn how several of these works came to join the Frick's collection in the January 2020 lecture The Glint of Gold: Early Italian Pictures, by Nathaniel Silver, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.




Biweekly Highlights


A pastel drawing of a young woman turned to the side. She wears a red ribbon in her brown hair

In the News

“The New York museum is celebrating its most significant gift of drawings and pastels to date”The Art Newspaper

The Frick is thrilled to announce a promised gift of twenty-six works on paper from Betty and Jean-Marie Eveillard.


A stack of eight library books

Recommended Reads

The library offers a recommended reading list in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring an array of contributions by Hispanic and Latinx artists, collectors, and scholars.



A silver medal with an engraving of a coat of arms

Coats of Arms on Commemorative Medals

Learn about the use of coats of arms on medals in an online supplement to the Frick's 2019 catalogue The Scher Collection of Commemorative Medals.



Ornamented clock face surrounded by a gilt bronze band decorated with reliefs of the signs of the zodiac, gold foliage, and a square wooden frame

Closer Look: Longcase Regulator Clock

For the final talk in the series, examine a longcase clock with Education Intern Joselyn Garcia. Watch in English or Spanish:




Marble statue of King Louis XII of France in military garb with his right hand raised

A Revolutionary Restoration

In our blog series exploring the Photoarchive's documentation of lost or altered works, discover the turbulent history of a statue of Louis XII that survived destruction, restoration, and disassembly.



Frick Mobile Guide

Take a deeper dive into select works of art with audio commentary by Frick curators on the Bloomberg Connects app. Listen to audio stops while at Frick Madison or enjoy the guide from home.