Carol Vogel reveals in the New York Times that the new space being built at the Frick will house a collection of Porcelain:
The Frick has now disclosed that the donor is the New Yorker Henry H. Arnhold, who has promised 131 examples of Meissen porcelain. Mr. Arnhold’s collection — a selection of which the Frick showed in 2007 — was formed in two parts. It began in Dresden, where Mr. Arnhold’s parents, Heinrich and Lisa, collected it from 1926 until the elder Mr. Arnhold’s death in 1935. Mr. Arnhold inherited those pieces when his mother died in 1972 and has continued adding to them.
“It’s the perfect complement to our collection,” said Ms. Poulet, who said that Henry Clay Frick never acquired Meissen porcelain. Instead he amassed large holdings of late-17th- and early-18th-century Oriental porcelains and bought rare examples of Sèvres porcelain, which can be seen throughout the museum, his former home.
Inside Art: The Frick’s New Gallery (New York Times)