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The Frick " Madison "

While The Frick Collection on Fifth Avenue is undergoing a multi year renovation and construction program , the holdings have moved to The Breuer ( formerly The Whitney ) on Madison avenue , a few blocks north . This article from The NY Times is peppered with photos and outlines the story . If you plan a NYC visit in the future , this is a must - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/arts/design/frick-madison-moves-breuer-reopen.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage

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The Frick on Fifth was a real surprise to me. I didn't know much about it, but it was a treasure to visit. It makes me want to visit Pittsburgh.

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Thanks for posting steven. I love the Frick on 5th so much, and have been a little dubious about The Breuer - until I saw this article.

I'll bet you've been enjoying Xavier Solomon and Aimee Ng on "Cocktails with a Curator"

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Terrific article. I love the side by sides of the original Frick rooms and the new Breuer installations. I do enjoy the opulence of the Beaux-Arts galleries. But seeing the Bellini in its "monastic cell" with light falling "from the same angle" would be worth a visit alone. I quite like the new Cupid grouping, which prompted me to go back and find the original presentation and this 2-part curator video series.

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Thank you - Estimated prophet and CW Social ! I was unaware of the series and have just been looking at it now during an intermission of The Met's 2017 production of " Der Rosenkavalier " with Renee Fleming , A wonderful series , just watched the Holbein on Sir Thomas More . I'll be back to these this evening . Again many thanks for this , Steve .

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Steve - You're very welcome! Once you're caught up, you can look forward to a new episode on Friday afternoons. You can go to the Frick website and have them email it to you.

I hope they continue the series when the pandemic is behind us.

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Thanks Steven. Those works just pop on those temporary walls, and without wall labels, these works create wonderful exercises in learning to look.
Monsieur joined me yesterday, with the suggested cocktail, for Cocktails with a Curator, which we both enjoyed.