About the Collection

The Frick Art Museum opened in 1970 to house Helen Clay Frick’s personal collection of fine and decorative arts, with outstanding examples of early-Rennaissance Sienes painting and 18th-century French painting, furniture, and decorative arts.

The collection at The Frick Pittsburgh includes early Italian Renaissance devotional painting, Renaissance and Baroque bronze statuettes, 18th-century French painting and decorative arts, Chinese porcelain, English portraits, and works on paper by Jean-François Millet.

“Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty/A Collection”, 2018, was acquired by The Frick Pittsburgh in 2018, as part of a major gift by the Kohler Foundation. The piece was selected for its direct reinterpretation of a Kangxi Period Vase, 1644-1722 in the museum’ss collection, which was part of the “Revive, Remix, Respond” exhibition co-curated by The Frich Pittsburgh and Ferrin Contemporary in 2017.

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh with Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary, the museum invited artists to submit work that was inspired by, responded to, or related to historic ceramics in The Frick Pittsburgh’s permanent collection.

The Frick Pittsburgh is located in Pittsburgh, PA.