Open House New York invites you to a presentation of the plans for The Frick Collection with Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection; Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects; and Richard Southwick, Partner, Director Historic Preservation, Beyer Blinder Belle.
The Frick engaged Selldorf Architects to create a design for the renovation of and addition to its buildings in order to address the pressing institutional and programmatic needs of this esteemed museum and library. Honoring the architectural legacy, the plan aims to preserve the intimate visitor experience for which the Frick is known. It involves repurposing existing spaces while creating new resources for the presentation and conservation of the art and research collections, as well as for education programs. It will also address functional deficiencies, upgrade visitor amenities, and improve accessibility throughout the museum and library. Working with preservation architects Beyer Blinder Belle, the Frick will undertake necessary infrastructure upgrades to its aging buildings, which include structures that are eighty to one hundred years old. Groundbreaking is anticipated in 2020.