In Pictures: See the Highlights of the Frick Collection’s Suave Takeover of the Old Whitney Museum Building

It's a whole new way to look at the art of one of New York's most beloved museums.

Francesco da Sangallo, St. John Baptizing and Giovanfrancesco Pagni, holy water font, at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)
Francesco da Sangallo, St. John Baptizing and Giovanfrancesco Pagni, holy water font, at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

The Frick Collection is one of New York’s most beloved art institutions because of its unique atmosphere. Few fans would ever want to get rid of its oasis-like charms—but while it is being remodeled, the museum’s curators have seized the opportunity to give the public a new way to look at its famous art.

Starting this week, the Frick has been reimagined as the Frick Madison. A few blocks north of its classical Fifth Avenue home, curators have hung three floors of the old Whitney Museum building with some of the collection’s most beloved treasures. For fans, it’s a chance to revisit old friends in a new setting, with the Marcel Breuer-designed building literarily casting the Frick’s Old Masters and other treasures in a new light.

See some of the highlights of the Frick Madison’s installation below.

 

Second Floor

Jean Barbet, <em>Angel</em> (1475) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Jean Barbet, Angel (1475) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of Hans Memling, <em>Portrait of a Man</em> (1465–1475). Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of Hans Memling, Portrait of a Man (1465–1475). Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of Frans Hals, Portrait at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of Frans Hals, Portrait at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of Rembrandt, <em>Self Portrait</em> (1658) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of Rembrandt, Self Portrait (1658) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of the English galleries at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of the English galleries at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Anthony van Dyck, Genoese Noblewoman (1622–27). (Photo by Ben Davis)

Anthony van Dyck, Genoese Noblewoman (1622–27). Photo by Ben Davis.

Hans Holbein the Younger, <em>Sir Thomas More</em> (1527) and <em>Thomas Cromwell</em> (1532–33) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More (1527) and Thomas Cromwell (1532–33) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Gallery dedicated to Vermeer at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Gallery dedicated to Vermeer at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Vermeer, Officer and Girl. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Johannes Vermeer, Officer and Girl. Photo by Ben Davis.

Johannes Vermeer, <em>Mistress and Maid</em>. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Johannes Vermeer, Mistress and Maid. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Third Floor

Installation view of Francesco Laurana, Beatrice of Aragon, Francesco Laurana, Bust of a Woman, and Andrea del Verrocchio, Bust of a Woman. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of Francesco Laurana, Beatrice of Aragon, Francesco Laurana, Bust of a Woman, and Andrea del Verrocchio, Bust of a Woman. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of art at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of art at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Piero della Francesca, Cruxifiction at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Piero della Francesca, Cruxifiction at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

 The Indian Mughal Carpets Gallery with <em>Carpet with Flowers</em> and <em>Carpet with Trees</em>, both from Northern India, at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

The Indian Mughal Carpets Gallery with Carpet with Flowers and Carpet with Trees, both from Northern India, at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of porcelain at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

The European and Asian Porcelain Gallery at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

The European and Asian Porcelain Gallery at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

The European and Asian Porcelain Gallery at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Installation view of Giovanni Bellini, The Ecstasy of St. Francis (ca. 1480) at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of Giovanni Bellini, The Ecstasy of St. Francis (c. 1480) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of Giovanni Bellini, <em>The Ecstasy of St. Francis</em> (c. 1480) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Installation view of Giovanni Bellini, The Ecstasy of St. Francis (c. 1480) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Francesco da Sangallo, St. John Baptizing and Giovanfrancesco Pagni, holy water font, at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Francesco da Sangallo, St. John Baptizing and Giovanfrancesco Pagni, holy water font, at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Allegories on view at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Paolo Veronese, Allegory of Virtue and Vice (c. 1565) and Allegory of Wisdom and Strength (c. 1565). Photo by Ben Davis.

 

Attributed to Pietro Tacca, Nessus and Desianira at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Attributed to Pietro Tacca, Nessus and Desianira at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Display of bronzes at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Display of bronzes at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Severo da Ravenna, Sea-monster. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Severo da Ravenna, Sea-monster. Photo by Ben Davis.

Bronze figures in the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Bronze figures in the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

A display of coins at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

A display of Renaissance medals at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of the Spanish Gallery at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

The Spanish Painting Gallery at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Goya, The Forge. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Francisco Goya, The Forge (c. 1817). Photo by Ben Davis.

Two works from the Workshop of Pierre Reymond. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Workshop of Pierre Reymond, Plaque: The Agony in the Garden and Plaque: Christ Crowned by Thorns. Photo by Ben Davis.

Display of ewers at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Display of ewers, attributed to Bernard Palissy. Photo by Ben Davis.

Fourth Floor

Statues that greet you on the 5th floor of the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

The French Sculpture Gallery at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Suite of works by Boucher. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Suite of works by Boucher. Photo by Ben Davis.

Suite of works by Boucher. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Suite of works by Boucher. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Longcase Regulator Clock in the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Longcase Regulator Clock in French Decorative Arts Gallery. Photo by Ben Davis.

J.W.M. Turner in the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

J.W.M. Turner in the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Works by John McNeil Whistler at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Works by John McNeil Whistler at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Installation view of the English Galleries at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

The Grand British Portraiture Gallery at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

George Romney, Lady Hamilton at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

George Romney, Lady Hamilton (1782) at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Portraits at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Portraits at the Frick Madison. Photo by Sarah Cascone.

Two works by Fragonard as displayed at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Works from Fragonard’s “Progress of Love” series at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

Renoir, Mother and Children (1876). (Photo by Ben Davis)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mother and Children (1876). Photo by Ben Davis.

Installation view of J.B.C. Corot, The Lake at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of J.B.C. Corot, The Lake at the Frick Madison. Photo by Ben Davis.

 


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