The Frick Collection
Spanish film director Isabel Coixet invites us to discover the exceptional pieces of Spanish art at The Frick Collection on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
The Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. The mansion, maintained just as the Frick family had it when it was opened to the public in 1935, houses works of art of immense value and, among them, some masterpieces by Murillo, Goya and Velázquez.
The presence of Spanish art in its gallery reveals not only the passion for Spain that has dominated intermittently the city of the Hudson for decades in the past, but also the solid tradition of collecting and patronage that today sustains the unique cultural atmosphere of New York.