Projects in Planning: The Frick Collection

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Projects in Planning: The Frick Collection

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SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

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Online registrations have closed but a limited number of tickets will be available. Doors open at 6 pm.

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.

Projects in Planning is an ongoing series of presentations that explore a single project in its early stages of development, to help deepen public understanding of how major projects in New York City are designed and built.


Doors open at 6:00 pm
Talk begins at 6:30 pm


Reservations are required as space is limited.

OHNY Members
Registration for OHNY members will begin on October 29; members may reserve for themselves and one guest. Admission is free for members, $10 for members' guests. Not a member? Join today!

General Admission
Registration for the general public will begin on November 5. Tickets for the general public are $10.

Tickets are non-refundable. Should you not be able to attend, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to Open House New York and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

SVA Theatre is ADA compliant and provides assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired. For more information, please contact or 212-991-6470 at least 72 hours before the event.