Sidney R. Knafel Joins Frick Board of Trustees

Knafel. (Courtesy the Frick Collection)

Knafel. (Courtesy the Frick Collection)

The Frick Collection announced today that Sidney R. Knafel, the managing partner of New York’s SRK Management Company, an investment firm, has joined its board. Mr. Knafel is a collector of French faience, and previously sat on the Frick’s Decorative Arts Visiting Committee. He has also served on a number of philanthropic boards.

“We have come to know him as a major supporter of the institution and are thrilled to have him take this next step by becoming a trustee,” the Frick’s director, Ian Wardropper, said in a statement. “His commitment to cultural and educational institutions is impressive, having given generously of his time and resources to a range of nonprofit organizations over the course of many years.”

It’s been a pretty great week for the Frick. On Monday, Mr. Wardropper joined France’s Order of Arts & Letters as a chevalier.