Frick Collection

1 E. 70th St., New York City

(7 280)

The Frick Collection is an art museum located in the Henry Clay Frick House on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. It houses the collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Henry Frick started his substantial art collection as soon as he started amassing his fortunes. A considerable amount of his art collection is located in his former residence "Clayton" in Pittsburgh, which is today a part of the Frick Art & Historical Center. Another part was given by his daughter and heiress Helen to the Frick Fine Arts Building, which is on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The Frick is one of the pre-eminent small art museums in the United States, with a high-quality collection of old master paintings and fine furniture housed in six galleries within the former residence. Frick had intended the mansion to eventually become a museum. Many of the paintings are still arranged according to Frick's design. Besides its permanent collection, the Frick has always organized small, focused temporary exhibitions. The collection features some of the best-known paintings by major European artists, as well as numerous works of sculpture and porcelain. It also has 18th century French furniture, Limoges enamel, and Oriental rugs.

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Open Hours

  • Sun

    11:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 18:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 18:00

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  • K. M. Piper

    - 30 January 2018 -

    It's a small museum that you can see in an afternoon in about an hour, but well worth it. The collection of artwork is phenomenal. After seeing the gallery I took the time to admire the architecture as well. The building itself is art! Also, if you go on a Wednesday you can get in for free. Remember to pick up their complimentary listening device which gives details on each of the pieces, as well as the design of some of the rooms.

  • Susan Peterson

    - 23 January 2018 -

    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.

  • Jennifer Powell

    - 07 January 2018 -

    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!

  • Brittany Mullally

    - 30 December 2017 -

    Went here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. The original house is beautiful. the additions added when it was made a museum integrate flawlessly. I enjoyed the art collection, i could stare at a Degas or Turner all afternoon. I would highly recommend the 15 minute Guided Tour/Talk. It was very informative and brought great value and meaning to the works around me. I would have never guessed what i learned about the interior courtyard. Great stop for any art enthusiast!

  • Serafina Musumeci

    - 07 December 2017 -

    The Frick is a beautiful museum. You are basically walking through some old rich dudes house filled with priceless works of art. The one drawback- there are lots of chairs you can't sit in. You also can't take pictures or bring in kids- both of these things I personally found refreshing. Also definitely check out their bathroom while you're there.

  • Eduard van Dijk

    - 18 September 2017 -

    The best art museum in NYC. A perfect mix between architecture, interior design, paintings, furniture and sculptures. The size is just right, enough to soak it all in without being overwhelmed (like in the MET)

  • fatima zuhra

    - 12 September 2017 -

    Housed inside a french style mansion. Once owned by Magnate Henry Clay Frick. This expensive museum showcases masterpieces from the Renaissance to the end of 19th century. If you are interested in history must visit this.

  • Elizabeth J

    - 03 September 2017 -

    A carefully cultivated smaller museum. This museum is the collection of the robber baron Henry Clay Frick. Frick collected some impressive pieces. Among his collection, Rembrandt, Whistler, Renoir, El Grecco and Hals.

  • Katie Hamilton-Meier

    - 30 August 2017 -

    I would definitely recommend visiting here if you appreciate beautiful, historic architecture. I didn't really go for the art on the walls, I went because this house/museum is stunning. Go on a Wednesday afternoon for pay what you can and enjoy! Be prepared to leave any bags with security. But don't forget your wallet because you buy your ticket after.

  • max doe

    - 19 July 2017 -

    A wonderful place to see world class art in a relaxing setting. Going to the Frick Collection is like visiting that very rich uncle we all wish we had. The Fragonard room is a great place to just daydream and get lost in it's romanticism. Don't forget the free audio guide and do not miss the Vermeer's!

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