Architecture

Clayton, the house museum, has been installed to represent the daily life of the Frick family at around 1900. The furnishing and decorating plan is based on historic documents and a series of photographs taken at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century.

Many of the works of art and decorative art objects on view at Clayton are installed exactly as they were during the Fricks’ residency-consequently, the family sitting room features landscapes by Claude Monet and Childe Hassam as well as a small painting made by Childs Frick when he was a boy.

Clayton’s power lies in this sort of authenticity-details that remind you that the house itself is the largest artifact on site. In addition, the Frick’s architectural collection includes the Playhouse/Visitor’s Center, Car and Carriage Museum and Greenhouse.