Frick Collection on Fifth Avenue Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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NEW YORK (AP).- New York’s incomparable Frick Collection is throwing itself a birthday party this year to mark the 75 years since the museum opened its doors to the public. As might be expected from an institution established by steel magnate Henry Clay Frick as a “public gallery of art to which the entire public shall forever have access,” the public will reap the benefits. Curators have mounted a small show, complete with architectural drawings, that explores the transformation of the mansion into a museum and library. Earlier this year, the Frick launched a new series of docent-led talks in the galleries. A new film about the collection and its founder, which includes recently restored archival footage, airs three times an hour. On select Sundays this summer, visitors will be permitted