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.
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.
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.