The Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art, and is distinguished for its abundance of Italian Renaissance paintings. The Collection was donated to scores of regional and academic art museums.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Carmen Fariña | 2016 Samuel H. Kress Lecture in Museum Education
Established in 2009, the Samuel H. Kress Lecture in Museum Education at The Frick Collection has furthered the study, understanding, and practice of museum education.
In 2016 the eighth annual Kress Lecture, "The Essential Role of the Arts in Public Education," was presented by Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education from 2013 to 2017.