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Frick Madison Opens

New York Art

While the Frick’s old mansion undergoes its first renovation in 85 years (the second floor opens to the public next year), the Frick Madison is serving as a temporary home. The museum took over the Met’s lease on the Breuer building, allowing its permanent collection to remain a staple of the Upper East Side. Though the homey quality of the stone walls will be missed, the austere environment refocuses the masterpieces. Highlights include a chapel-like room for Giovanni Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert, which lets in light from 75th Street. —E.C.

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