Frick Collection, New York City

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Admire masterpieces set against the backdrop of industrialization at Frick Collection. Housed in a historic Fifth Avenue mansion, the museum features industrialist Henry Frick's impressive collection of European paintings, sculptures, and 18th-century decor. Stroll through the well-preserved rooms lined with hundreds of works by some of Europe's most influential artists, including Francisco Goya, François Boucher, and El Greco. You also can view one of the largest collections of "art book" paintings in the world. Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It's in his mansion you can admire the superb collection of works of art: furniture, paint, bronze,... Sorry for the pictures, but banned outside of the patio. You should see this collection as well as your visit to the Metropolitan. Less impressive and faster, but it is the quality of the works. Place or you can stroll quiet, taking his time before all these beautiful things. essential to NY
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  • I really enjoyed my visit on a recent Saturday morning to the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side! This beautiful mansion-turned-museum is really wonderful and reasonably priced. You can complete ...  more »
  • The Frick is much smaller than the Met or Guggenheim but no less wonderful. Including works by Vandermeer, Degas, Monet & Rembrandt the collection is just the right size to impress but not overwhelm. ...  more »
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  • I absolutely love the Frick. Combine a historic mansion on Fifth Avenue with some of the best art in the world and you get the Frick. The history is so cool and it's like stepping back in time as you walk through. Watch the video in the Auditorium - gives a great introduction if you've never been there. The special exhibitions are always welcome done as well, and feature both their own art as well as little-seen art from around the world. If you live in NY you can also attend classes and lectures there, which I highly recommend. I make it a point to come visit every time I'm in New York!
  • Very nice museum and a strict no photos allowed within the gallery except for the Garden Court. No kids allowed 10 and under because of preservation and ropes. Nice revolving collections on display and there is a room where you can view a short film about the history of the Frick. Coat and backpack check is free but no luggage allowed
  • This is a beautiful art collection and not only that, the architecture is amazing. Every detail about the building is as much a masterpiece as the art itself, from the floorboards, to the chair rails to the crown molding, ceilings and everything in between. You are really doing yourself a disservice if your don't spend some time looking up. It's such an amazing example of the craftsmanship of the era. You can really feel how much the artisans who worked on all the details of the building and furniture and not only the art just poured their heart and souls into their work. I was honestly moved to tears at some points, because it was just so beautiful to see all this work, that people had created not with a machine, but with their own two hands. The detail and perfection are something you simply never see anymore. The frames around the paintings are often as much a work of art as the paintings themselves. The cabinets that the the statuary and clocks and vases sit on have the same quality, be often being just as beautiful as the works themselves. Anyone who appreciates architecture, or woodwork will be in heaven in this place, I know I was, I spent hours here just absorbing every detail. Unfortunately they don't let you take pictures throughout most the museum but they offer a nice selection of postcards of the artworks and I have to admit, be because I couldn't take any pictures I was forced to enjoy and to remember the work better that if I had been able to take all the pictures in the world. They have a coat check and a restroom a both as be plus in NYC, though the building is cooler than average for to the amount of art and it's storage needs. On Wednesday's you can pay what you think it's fair and I believe every other day if the week it is $22 for adults, I don't recall for children or seniors but I do recall that no children under age 10 are allowed in to see the collection to prevent damage. It's just a truly beautiful place, the work that way put into the building, Frick's amazing collection of books reflect the sort of man he was. The paintings even include as Monet and a couple of Rembrandt's and a Renoir or two I believe, as well as at least one and I believe two Degas' not to mention countless other artists that I could not even begin to name. If you want to visit a smaller museum that you can actually do in a day, be this is the one to go to. The only thing I wish is that my father could have seen it before he passed, he would have loved it, he did so much woodworking and he would have appreciated the craftsmanship so much, I know he would have been as moved as I was.
  • Lovely setting, great art, beautiful original mansion on mansion row, interesting history. A large Art Collection belonging to Millionaire Industrialist Henry Clay Frick, displayed in his residence. Loved the gorgeous setting and Architecture of this museum. It's a mansion built in the gilded age, and so many of the NYC mansions have sadly been demolished! The Art Collection is fabulous too. I recommend pulling up the audio tour on your phone, bring your headset! Or the museum has an audio tour they offer. I could have spent a few hours there, but the group I was with wanted to power thru. People who work there could be more upbeat, so it gets a one star ding.
  • It was a wonderful experience unfortunately as a country we don’t have the time to enjoy the great artists as much as we should. Please continue to make these great works available to the public. I only wish I had an earlier appreciation of such great works. Art and music has become my life.
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