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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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

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

Phone: (212) 288-0700

Official Website: Frick Collection

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
668th Street7 minutes

How to get to Frick Collection by Subway

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

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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5The Frick Collection Star Rating

5 Star Rating The Frick was very pretty. If you like historic gilded age buildings, this is the perfect spot for you. They have some beautiful famous work in there. Definitely would go back.

Meredith Maher - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Amazing art collection in a mansion turned museum. The porcelain, books, paintings, and decor all evoke an era long gone but present even in the room. Just walking into the West Gallery makes you feel like you traveled back 100 year.

Juan Lopez - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating This place is a jewel at 5th Av. It makes you feel like visiting a fancy mansion full of artworks. They also offer paper and many options of pencils so you can explore your own artistic skills. Forget about the rude security looking to you like angry dogs. They are there every time taking care, but all the staff is very nice and gentile to make you feel relaxed and enjoy the visit as most as you can. I strongly recommend a visit, not only because the nice collection comprising names like Renoir and Rembrandt but also because of the amazing environment they prepare to the visitors

Murilo Silva - 23 days ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic intimate museum with world class art from mostly European masters. Amazing that the public can get close to the priceless treasurers. Security is abundant to remind you if you pose a risk. Audio handsets add much to the experience and are part of the admissions price. Most do not realize this thinking it’s an incremental expense only to miss out. Plan for 2-3 hours to really appreciate what the Frick has to offer.

Carl Ward - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating I wish I got more time here. All the paintings and artwork were beautiful. The porcelain from China was gorgeous too! Beautiful furniture and the indoor garden is really relaxing too! Will definitely go back here :)

Nikita Jiandani - 1 month ago

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