Activities at The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection, a museum on the Upper East Side in New York City, originally the house of Henry Clay Frick, opened to the public with it’s current art collection in 1935.  The Frick Collection offers many different activities for the public to engage in besides just visiting the general museum. Including: Lectures and Talks, Private Dinners, Concerts, Salon Evenings, and many other different programs which can all be found on The Frick Collection’s website.

Lectures and Talks

There are various lectures and talks that are offered at the museum most of them free with museum admission. The talks range from “Henry Clay Frick and His Collection” which gives an overview of the museum to, “Andrea del Sarto: The Tailor’s Son and the Making of Masterpieces,” Julian Brooks, The J. Paul Getty Museum which focus on explaining specific art pieces in the museum. With the talks changing every day it is easy in a short time learn about the different pieces in the collection and become your own private art curator.

Private Dinners

The famous Frick’s Autumn Dinner is one of the most sought after experiences at the collection, boasting a guest list of the different Manhattan elite. The guest list included various big names from the Upper East Side: Kim G. Davis (the host of the dinner), Frederick Beinecke (Antaeus Enterprises), and David Leuschen (co-founder of Riverstone Holdings) to name a few of the attendees of the dinner.  Various other dinners are hosted throughout the year to allow a select few to be able to dine with famous portraits.

Student Programs

The Frick Collection believes that education and students are the future of spreading artistic knowledge which is why Frick focuses so heavily on student programs. Some of the student programs that they host include: Wednesday Night Sketch, Sculpture for the Studiolo, and Undressing the Renaissance. These programs include various speakers and interactive activities that promote the interest and knowledge of art.

Whether it be attending the lectures, the private dinners, or the various student programs The Frick Collection has an event that will interest all ages and all different people. So be sure the next time you are in Manhattan to go head to The Frick Collection and visit an Art History 101 talk or dine next to Picasso.

Interior Décor With Art

Abstract-Art-Cute-HD-ImageInterior decoration is what makes you feel in your house at home. It’s a feeling that you won’t have in any other place, as your house is truly yours when it represents you.

To achieve this, your interior should reflect your personality and your passions. The choices that you make for one room or another will also influence how you feel there, as your mood can be totally altered by a beautiful interior décor.

It’s not always easy to do this, as you need more than simple ideas – you need a budget, some time, an interior decorator to help you or a specialized company that can take care of everything for you.

Here is how you can alter the aspect of every room, transforming it from dull to wonderful with just a few touches and some art. It’s easy, it’s less expensive than an interior decorator and there are plenty of ideas available in the online environment.

The Kitchen

a-elephant_art-1551888This is the room where you do spend some considerable amount of time – you drink your coffee in the morning, you prepare breakfast for your family, you prepare supper and dinner or you simply enjoy a visit from a close friend. This is one room that surely needs an improved aspect, because no matter what kind of appliances you have, there is always a place for a colored painting. You will find a glass protection for the backsplash, and that is wonderful. It’s a hard material, it can have different patterns, colors, images or replicas of paintings, it protects the wall but it also improves the aspect of the kitchen. The colored glass backsplash is just another form of art, if you don’t like hanging paintings on your kitchen’s walls.

The Bedroom

This is another room that can be improved with art. Choose a wonderful romantic picture or painting, because this is suited for both men and women bedrooms. Place it above the headboard, and it will become the centerpiece of the room. Even if your bed doesn’t have a headboard, the place is still good, as it allows you to watch it every time you enter the room. If you want to be able to see it at all times, place it on a wall that is facing the bed. No matter what you choose, a painting is a wonderful option for your bedroom.

The Bathroom

fce48db49f798af9d085522dfce73f64There is not too much space in the bathroom that can be used for placing an art item. However, there are some things that you can do. One of these things is to bring the nature inside your bathroom. The easiest way to do it is to use dried flowers, pressed under glass and use it with a frame to place it on the walls. Use small frames, and small flowers, something that can be pressed and dried easily. Choose more colors and different flowers and arrange them any way that you like. This can be an easy Do It Yourself project, as all the materials are easy to procure.

The Hallway

Here you can place something that reminds you of the places that you have visited. Make a corner and arrange all the small paintings, statuettes and décor items that you have bought in your holidays. It doesn’t matter that they are from different regions, because each of them represent local art forms, and are wonderful to expose. This way, you will see them every time you enter the house.

Everything presented here represent different forms of art, even if not all of them are paintings made by famous painters or photographers. There are different stores and art galleries where you will find such items, so choose carefully when you redesign your personal place.