The Frick Collection is one of the most beloved art institutions in New York City. Built in 1914 as the private residence of American industrialist Henry Clay Frick, the building has undergone expansion on a number of occasions. The first round of alterations took place early in the 1930’s prior to the collections’ opening to the public, in 1935. The latest development is a brand new portico gallery which opened to the public on Tuesday (Dec. 13). The inaugural exhibition presents sculpture and selection of 65 objects from a promised gift of Meissen porcelain from Henry H. Arnold. Among the more notable pieces on view is a pair of eighteenth-century sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1740-1828) which includes a full-length terracotta Diana the Huntress.
White Gold: Highlights from the Arnold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will be on view through April 29, 2012.