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

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

<em>The Barbet Angel> at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

The 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, <em>Portrait of a Woman</em> (1635) at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of Frans Hals, Portrait of a Woman (1635) 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 Van Dyck galleries at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

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

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

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

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

Vermeer, <em>Officer and Girl</em>. (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

 

Third Floor

Installation view of Francesco Laurana, <em>Beatrice of Aragon</em>, Francesco Laurana, <em>Bust of a Woman</em>, and Andrea del Verrocchio, <em>Bust of a Woman</em>. (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 the Early Italian Religious Painting Gallery at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of the Early Italian Religious Painting Gallery at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

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

The Indian Mughal Carpets Gallery at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

The Indian Mughal Carpets Gallery 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 Ben Davis)

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

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

Francesco da Sangallo, <em>St. John Baptizing</em> 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)

Paolo Veronese, <emAllegory of Virtue and Vice</em> (ca. 1565) and <em>Allegory of Wisdom and Strength</em> (ca. 1565) (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

Attributed to Pietro Tacca, <em>Nessus and Deianira </em> at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Attributed to Pietro Tacca, Nessus and Deianira 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, <em>Sea-monster</em>. (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 Renaissance medals at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

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

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

Francisco Goya, <em>The Forge</em> (ca. 1817). (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

Workshop of Pierre Reymond, <em>Plaque: The Agony in the Garden</em> and <em>Plaque: Christ Crowned by Thorns</em>. (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, attributed to Bernard Palissy. (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

Fourth Floor

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

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

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

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

Longcase Regulator Clock in French Decorative Arts Gallery. (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)

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

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

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

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

Works from Fragonard's "Progress of Love" series. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Works from Fragonard’s “Progress of Love” series. (Photo by Ben Davis)

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

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

Installation view of J.B.C. Corot, <em>The Lake</em> (1861) at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

Installation view of J.B.C. Corot, The Lake (1861) at the Frick Madison. (Photo by Ben Davis)

 

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