Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Frick Collection Announces Launch of Aquisitions Fund

The mansion of Gilded Age industrialist Henry Clay Frick is famed for the jewel-box intimacy of its galleries and the urban oases that are its gardens.
NEW YORK---The Frick Collection’s Board of Trustees is pleased to introduce its Acquisitions Fund, established especially to help the museum continue to purchase objects that enhance and complement its holdings for the enjoyment of the public. Acquisitions have a long history at the Frick. A criterion for acquisitions made since the passing of founder Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) has been that they should resonate with his aesthetic preferences, reflecting the artists, schools, and subject-matter to which he was drawn as a collector. Works acquired by the institution must also match in quality those already in the collection. With this new fund, the Frick hopes to inspire members of the public who wish to participate in the development of the collection to do so through financial support designated for this purpose. [link]