Julius Lowy Frame and Restoring Company, 

the oldest and most venerable institution of its kind in America,

will celebrate the timeless art of framing in an exhibition and companion book entitled, 

The Immortal Picture Frame: Yesterday, Today…Forever. 


In this virtual gallery, Lowy previews the exciting -- and unexplored -- relationship between antique frames and works by Modern and Contemporary masters. These paintings, often left unframed, or encased with only a minimalist edge, come to life in a new and dramatic way when married to the appropriate antique frame.


An antique frame can bring history to life, pay homage to another time, or make its own statement about time and space.  Above all, an antique frame can create theater for the painting it surrounds. We invite you to explore our real life examples below.