2015 Year in Review,”
by Architect’s Newspaper, January 20, 2016

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New book highlights the garden of Anne Bass
Photo by Marion Brenner, Star-Telegram, January 6, 2016


The Year in US Museums: Top 7 Trends and Developments of 2015
by Daniel Grant and Alexandra Peers, New York Observer, December 29, 2015



“Mapping New York’s 10 Biggest Preservation Battles of 2015”

by Evan Bindelglass,, December 14, 2015



“Foes of Scrapped Frick Expansion Float Alternate Plan,”
by Jennifer Smith to the Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2015


by Architect’s Newspaper, July 14, 2015



Surprise: Russell Page Garden at the Frick is saved,”
by Lloyd Alter, Treehugger, June 8, 2015



New York City Museum Abandons Expansion Plan Amid Opposition,”
by Ula Ilnytzky and Verena Dobnik, ABC News, June 4, 2015



Critic’s Notebook: Frick Collection Spares a Prized Garden,”
by Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times, June 4, 2015



Art World Wins!?!? Frick Collection Puts Expansion on Fifth Avenue on Hold
by Nate Freeman, New York Observer, June 4, 2015




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“New York City Museum Abandons Expansion Plan Amid Opposition,”
by Ula Ilnytzky and Verena Dobnik, Associated Press, June 4, 2015


Frick cancels controversial expansion plan,”

by Pac Pobric,  The Art Newspaper International Edition, June 4, 2015




“The Frick Museum Abandons Plan That Would Destroy Prized Garden,”
by Jennifer Smith to the Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015



“Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan,”
by Alexander Walter, Archinect, June 4, 2015


by Henry Melcher, Architect’s Newspaper, June 4, 2015


“Frick Collection to Redo Expansion Plan ,”
by Jennifer Smith to the Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2015



Frick Museum Abandons Contested Renovation Plan,”
by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, June 3, 2015


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“Frick Expansion Has Another Opponent,”
by Gabrielle Alfiero, Our Town, May 19, 2015


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“Chelsea Flower Show: tribute to garden designer Russell Page,”
by Christopher Woodward, Financial Times, May 15, 2015


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“Artists Opposed To Frick Plan,”
by Richard Khavkine, Our Town, May 12, 2015




Artists, Others Ask City to Block Proposed Addition to the Frick Museum,”
by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, May 11, 2015


“Artists Call For A Halt To The Frick’s Expansion Plan,”
by Jennifer Smith to the Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2015



“Artists Unite to Save Garden, Oppose Frick Expansion,”
by Jeremiah Budin, Curbed, May 7, 2015





Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, and Other Big Artists Push Against Garden-Killing Frick Expansion,
by Kyle Chayka, New York Magazine‘s Vulture, May 6, 2015





Landmarks Hearing Is Best Hope for Frick Expansion Critics,
by Jeremiah Budin, Curbed, April 8, 2015



The Battle for the Frick: Can Thousands of Garden-Loving Activists Stop a Museum?
by Nate Freeman, New York Observer, April 8, 2014


“Frick Fashion That Winks at Windmills,”
by Rebecca Bratburd, March 27, 2014


The Telegraph

Russell Page: the most famous garden designer no one’s ever heard of,”
by Christopher Woodward, March 21, 2015


T Magazine

Russell Page, a Natural Artist,”
by Rocky Casale, March 16, 2015


COMMENT > On the National Significance of the Frick’s Page Garden,”
by Charles Birnbaum, March 4, 2015



Mapping 20 Preservation Battles Raging in New York Right Now,
by Hana R. Alberts, Curbed, March 4, 2015


Opposition mounts against the loss of Russell Page’s garden,”
by Franky Kentish, February 5, 2015


CRIT > “Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum,”
by Alan Brake, January 14, 2015


“LETTER: Alternatives to the Frick”
by Tara Kelly to Crain’s New York Business, January 18, 2015


“LETTER: Mystic Garden Meant for One Place,”
by Christabel Gough to the Wall Street Journal, December 25, 2014


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“LETTER: Against the Frick Move,”
by Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
to Our Town, December 25, 2014

“Flak Over the Frick Collection’s Expansion Plans,”

by Jennifer Smith, Wall Street Journal, December 11, 2014


“Frick Fracas,”

by Branden Klayko, The Architect’s Newspaper, December 4, 2014

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“Editor’s Letter: When More is Less,”
by Cathleen McGuigan, Architectural Record, December 2014

Out in the open — and under threat,”

by Emily Sharpe,  The Art Newspaper International Edition, December 2014



“The Failing Expansions of the Frick, Whitney, and Harvard Museums,”
by Aaron Betsky, Kunstzeitung, September 2014


“New York Museums in Construction Fever,”
by Claudia Steinberg, Kunstzeitung, September 2014
Click here for English translation



“Former Frick Director Speaks Out Against Expansion Plan,”
by Sarah Cascone, artnet News, November 11, 2014



“Stop ‘Awful’ Plan to Expand Frick, Says Ex-Director,”
by Manuela Hoelterhoff, BloombergNews, November 11, 2014


1973 Promise About Garden Could Hinder Frick Expansion Plan,”
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 11, 2014

 Art News

Morning Links: The Adam Edition,” ARTnews, November 10, 2014


The Frick Museum is in Trouble — Because of the Garden,”
by ArtsJournal, November 10, 2014


Detroit’s Art Official Safe, Frick Expansion Sparks Debate, and More,”

by Anneliese Cooper, Blouin ArtInfo, November 10, 2014


Garden Becomes Focal Point of Fight Over Frick Expansion,
by Jeremiah Budin, Curbed, November 10, 2014


The Postmodern Watchlist,
by Paul Makovsky and Michael Gotkin, Metropolis, November 2014


Art World Abstracts: A Battle Over the Frick, and More! by Nate Freeman,
New York Observer, November 10, 2014



Frick’s Plan for Expansion Faces Fight Over Loss of Garden,” by Robin Pogrebin,
The New York Times, November 9, 2014


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Landslide 2014: Out in the Open,”
by Landscape Architecture Magazine, November 2014


11 Land-Based Artworks That Are in Danger of Going Extinct,”
by Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post, October 28, 2014




Historic Districts Council Opposes Frick Expansion,”
by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, October 9, 2014



‘Save the Frick’ Petition Racking Up Signatures,”
by Rozalia Jovanovic, artnet News, September 17, 2014


“That ‘Temporary’ Frick Garden – It Was Created to Be Permanent,”
by Charles Birnbaum, The Huffington Post, August 25, 2014


“Amending a Masterpiece,”
by Alan Brake, The Architect’s Newspaper, August 4, 2014


“The Case Against a Mammoth Frick Collection Addition,”
by Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times, July 30, 2014


“Hey, Fat Cats, Keep Your Mitts Off My Frick,”
by Manuela Hoelterhoff, Bloomberg, July 18, 2014


“Frick Collection’s Expansion Continues to Rankle NYers,”
by Zoe Rosenberg,, July 14, 2014

“Why It’s So Hard to Keep Beaux-Arts Museums Looking Beautiful,”

by Justin Davidson, New York Magazine, July 13, 2014


“Upper East Siders fighting Frick Museum expansion over courtyard,”
by Kate Briquelet, New York Post, July 13, 2014




“Save the Frick Collection,”
by David Masello, The New York Times, June 12, 2014


“Frick Collection Plans Dramatic Expansion,”
by Brian Boucher, Art in America, June 10, 2014


“Will Massive Expansion Destroy Beloved Frick Museum?”
by Sarah Cascone, artnet News, June 10, 2014


“Frick Collection Plans Expansion,”
by Julia Halperin, The Art Newspaper, June 10, 2014.


“Frick Seeks to Expand Beyond Jewel-Box Spaces,”
by Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, June 9, 2014



Articles illuminating the history of the Frick ensemble, the Russell Page garden, the Pavilion, and the museum’s past interactions with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.




“Enclosing a Frick Portico Would Create a Gallery,” by Carol Vogel, The New York Times, June 10, 2010.


“Streetscapes: The Frick Mansion; Carnegie vs. Frick: Dueling Egos on Fifth Avenue,” by Christopher Gray, The New York Times, April 2, 2000.


Press release of The Frick Collection, February 25, 1977.

In the Frick’s own words, “… because of the high estimates received on the cost of the temporary garden, it was decided instead to reduce the size of the projected wing and to erect a small one-story pavilion and a permanent garden. These revised plans were accepted by the Landmarks Commission on May 23, 1974, and construction began in May of 1975.”


“Frick Drops Plan for its New Wing,” by Glenn Fowler, The New York Times, November 28, 1973.

“The Frick Collection has abandoned its plan for eventual construction of a wing to the east of its museum site at Fifth Avenue and 70th Street, and instead will create a permanent garden and terrace on the space earmarked for the wing.”


“Widener Mansion Given a Reprieve,” by Michael Knight, The New York Times, March 21, 1973.


“Frick Planning to Raze Widener Town House,” by Michael Knight, The New York Times, March 15, 1973.

In a letter from Frank Gilbert, executive secretary of the Landmarks Commission, to Edgar Munhall, acting director of the Frick:


Your haste to destroy a beautiful building will prevent the type of careful investigation to which your neighbors and the entire city are entitled. To tear down the Widener House is a hostile act which will anger many New Yorkers. The Landmarks Preservation Commission hoped that the experiences of the last 10 years had taught the museums and other tax-exempt institutions of New York City the importance of being responsible citizens.”