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Frick Collection

1 E 70th St (at At Fifth Ave)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 288-0700
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Go Frick yourself and land yourself in The Frick Collection. Glide through the Guilded Age as you roam room-to-room and stroll through the schools with paintings by El Greco, Verm...


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Frick-n-Frack 3/9/2006

I lived in Manhattan for five years before going to the Frick (insert excuses here). I didn't know what I was missing...I now know why societies like to hold fundraisers here -- the building itself is incredible (architecturally speaking) from the masonry detail to the exquisite Fragonard room. Just imagine when this was a private home, complete with pond & sculpture garden in the center. Ah. To be wealthy in the old days. The collection does not hold all viewers interest, but I encourage you to grab a guide and look at each gallery with a fresh eye -- you may find something you like. Some of my favorite European landscapes are housed here. more

Grand Museum tucked away in Manhattan 2/22/2006

While I lived in Manhattan, I stumbled upon this museum and have been returning to it ever since. Classic Eurpoean masters have their best works (in my opinion) on display in a private mansion tucked away on 70th Street. From the water garden that greets you to the library that will wow you to the art on display, this is another gem in the museum crown of NYC and not to be missed. Well worth the extra side trip. more

A unique collection 9/19/2005

The Frick collection is truly a wonderful art collection - it is classical art that ranges in many ways. This is a beautiful collection of work housed in a Manhattan mansion that makes the art experince intimate and enjoyable. This is a lovely place for a date in that is easy to talk, stroll and not be tired after seeing it all. It is a museum that is a nice secret as it does not get as crowded as any other museum. more

Magnificent Art Collection in a Mansion 8/22/2005

The art collection of wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick can be seen here - a wealth of impressive paintings, sculpture and furniture housed in the owner's mansion. Be sure to note the beautiful Chinese porcelain vases and the lovely garden and fountain. A reverent sedate museum, a bit stuffy. You can only draw with pencil or charcoal - no oils or watercolors allowed. Also no young children under 10 and older ones have to be chaperoned by an adult. Closed on Mondays. $12 admission/adult but students can get in for $5 with ID. more

A wonderful collection of fine art 8/21/2005

As a lover of fine art, I've been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art at least 20-30 times. There's just always something new to see. So when I finally got around to visiting the Frick I was pleasantly surprised at all of the new pieces of art to see. The Frick has a well rounded collection of renaissance, impressionist and mannerist paintings. There are two el Greco's that I was thrilled to see. Beside the permanent collection, the Frick has temporary shows that are on-par with the Met. They also have a great student discount. more

An incredible private art collection on display on the Museum Mile 8/19/2005

That all these works are on show in a museum would have already been a great achievement. The fact that all these works were collected by privately by one person makes it so much harder to believe. The works are displayed in the late owner's mansion on Fifth Avenue, close to the much bigger Metropolitan Museum of art. The obligatory admission is well worth the price, as the works are displayed in an intimate, extremely well thought-out arrangement. They do not necessarily follow any strict chronology, the main idea is their impact on the visitor. And what an impact they have. This collection is to be taken personally, like it was acquired by the late Mr. Frick more
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  • The Scene
    New Yorkers tend to think of the Frick as their little secret, perhaps because it still looks more like a very grand private residence than an institution open to the public. But don't be put off--inside this French neoclassical building is one of the world's great art collections. For 15 dollars you can spend the day imagining you've been invited to a turn-of-the-century salon.

    The Collection
    Many of the rooms are arranged almost precisely the way Henry Clay Frick wanted them: Old Master, impressionist, Italian renaissance and French baroque works organized around thematic content and decorative harmony rather than the usual boundaries of style and date. The treasures found here include major works by Bellini, El Greco, Vermeer, Velazquez, Boucher, Goya, Turner, Van Dyck, Renoir and Holbein, complete cycles of painted wall panels by Fragonard and Boucher, and numerous decorative pieces including priceless time pieces and bronze statuary.

  • 11/15/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Tues-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Upper East Side, Midtown, Lenox Hill