The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection is a collection of renowned paintings by Old Masters in a historic mansion all bequeathed by millionaire Henry Frick

The Frick Collection Museum
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The Frick Collection is currently moved to a temporary location at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street while the original location is closed for renovations. It is expected to return to the original location in late 2024.

A New York cultural gem, The Frick Collection allows visitors to step back to opulent Millionaire's Row during the Industrial Revolution. Housed in the neoclassical Fifth Avenue mansion of steel baron, Henry Clay Frick, The Frick Collection is one of the most renowned small art museums in the world.

Contrary to the fact that Mr. Frick has been vilified by history for ruthlessness in business dealings, even the earliest plans for the residence demonstrate his intention to bequeath the building and his art to establish a public gallery.

The collection is comprised of Old Master paintings including works by Constable, Goya, Manet, Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, and Whistler and paintings, sculpture and décor from the Renaissance to the late 19th century with several special exhibitions annually. Designed to have the atmosphere of a private home rather than a public space, the Frick Collection offers visitors an intimate encounter with the exhibits with very few items encased in glass and many of the pieces in the same position as when they were first hung by the Fricks. In an effort to preserve both the accessibility to the artwork and the pieces themselves, The Frick Collection has a strict age restrictions for visitors; children under 10 are not permitted and individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

A visit to the Frick Collection should take about two hours, but if you choose take advantage of one of the free audio tours which navigates several small, secluded rooms and offers a wealth of insight into the paintings, sculptures and furniture, a visit can easily take up to four hours.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: 1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA

Phone: (212) 288-0700

Official Website: Frick Collection

Frick Collection Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating There was classical music concert at the museum before they closed for renovation. Beautiful space and worth the visit!
Sarry Z - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating one of my favorite museums in New York. he is very homely and comfortable. The collection of paintings and paintings is selected with special taste. and walking through the preserved rooms and interiors is pleasant. if you have the opportunity to go to this museum you will not regret it. take a break from the bustle of the huge rooms of other museums. There is an excellent garden and a nice gift shop.
Ignat Zholobov - 4 years ago

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5 Star Rating This a very intimate art museum and reminds be of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Very manageable and a great museum to spend 3 or 4 hours. Important to know that the Frick is in a new location until the original building is completed. The temporary location is at the former location of the Whitney museum at 75th and Madison Ave. Verywell laid out on several floors. The collections include beautiful ceramics and sculptures. And art work by Van Dyck, Turner, Boucher, Goya, Rembrandt and many others. The best gallery, for me, held the three Vermeer paintings which just returned from an exhibition at Rijksmuseum In Amsterdam. My interest in Vermeer increased after seeing the documentary “Close to Vermeer” in May about this temporary exhibit in Amsterdam. I highly recommend spending a few hours in this wonderful museum.
Mike Zito - 7 months ago

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5 Star Rating See beautiful priceless Masterpieces from Holbein, Van Dyck, Manet, Greco, Renoir, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Turner and I could go on and on. The Frick at 70th and Madison is still closed as of Sept, 25 2021 for renovations. The Masterpieces are being shown at a temporary place on 945 Madison and 79th Streets. Its nice and spacious inside, its 3 stories of art, sculpture, and beautiful vases and urns. The Frick is wheelchair accessible and no photography is permitted. The staff was very helpful and nice. I can' t wait to go back. If your not already a member the cost is $22 for an adult ticket.
Georgia Hensley - 2 years ago

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4 Star Rating Small but fantastic museum, with a top notch collection of mostly European art. The house (more like a mansion) itself is also gorgeous, just as interesting as the art collection. The only negatives are the prohibition on taking pictures on most of the house (everywhere except the inner patio), and the lack of plaques giving info on the exposed art.
Eduardo Penna - 4 years ago

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Take the 6 train to 68th Street (Hunter College), walk west to 5th Avenue and then north to 70th Street.

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