What Type of Art Can You See at The Frick Collection Museum?


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The Frick Collection in New York features paintings from major European artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Diego Velázquez and El Greco. In addition, the art collection contains major works of sculpture, fine European furniture, Limoges enamels, Sèvres and Chinese porcelains and Oriental carpets.

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In addition to these European masters, other renowned artists represented in the Frick Collection include Giovanni Bellini, Frans Hals, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Thomas Gainsborough. The collection also features Sir Joshua Reynolds, Joseph Mallord William Turner, James McNeill Whistler, Francesco Laurana, Severo da Ravenna, and Jean-Antoine Houdon.

Each of the Collection's 16 permanent galleries offers a unique presentation of artworks arranged according to the unique aesthetic tastes of the creator of the collection, the famed U.S. industrialist Henry Clay Frick. In many cases, curators hang paintings without regard to national origin or historical period. The Fragonard Room, for example, includes Fragonard's "The Progress of Love," while the Living Hall contains masterpieces by Holbein, Titian, El Greco and Bellini. The West Gallery includes landscapes by Constable, Ruisdael and Corot and portraits by Rembrandt and Velázquez.

In addition to its permanent collection, the Frick also offers several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. These temporary exhibitions tend to focus on the small but exemplary collections of works in genres such as landscape drawings.

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