Day at the Museum: The Frick Collection

Every month, I have the phenomenal opportunity to venture to New York City to serve on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Teen Advisory Group. After the January meeting, I stopped at another famous museum in New York City, the Frick Collection.

I planned my visit to the Frick Collection to coincide with “Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis,” a traveling exhibit whose centerpiece was Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. Standing face to face with one of art history’s most famous ladies — and the protagonist of one of my favorite books, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier — was an unforgettable treat. I also enjoyed exploring the Frick’s permanent collection, which included the breathtaking Boucher Room and the whimsical Progress of Love panels by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

Though no photography was permitted in the Frick Collection, I was sure to snap some pictures outside of the mansion in which the artwork resides. That afternoon, I had my own Progress of Love as I fell in love with the Frick Collection!