Visitors to The Frick Collection in New York are usually greeted by the same spaces and well established displays, but that has all changed! The Frick has recently opened a new gallery, the first major addition to the museumâ€™s space in nearly thirty-five years!
Whilst a change at the Frick may seem alarming, the gallery was actually originally planned in 1914 by the founder Henry Clay Frick. However, it was postponed in 1917 following the United States entry into World War I and left unfinished after Frickâ€™s death. More recently, when renowned porcelain collector Henry H. Arnhold offered a gift to the Frick, the idea was revisited to make an additional gallery to suitably display the works. The new gallery opened mid-December with an exhibition of works drawn from Arnholdâ€™s gift of 131 pieces of Meissen porcelain. The gallery is also to be the permanent home to Houdonâ€™s Diana, which is back on displayÂ after a five-year absence due to technical studies.