In June 2014, The Frick Collection announced plans to expand the institution, which included the replacement of the prized Russell Page garden with a new, out-of-scale tower. FRIENDS, among many other groups like Unite to Save the Frick, opposed these inappropriate plans. After much criticism, the Frick withdrew its proposal the following year.
Yesterday, the Frick announced that after a year of consideration, Selldorf Architects has been chosen to design an upgrade, enhancement, and expansion of the museum’s facilities. The Frick states that the new design will work within the museum’s existing footprint while preserving the domestic scale and aesthetic of the original home and gardens.
To learn more about the Frick’s recent decision, read: “Frick Collection Names Selldorf Architects for Its Renovation," The New York Times, October 20, 2016.