Frick Collection

1 E. 70th St., New York City

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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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  • Jason Kwan

    5
    - 07 September 2018 -

    Great little art collection. You should be able to view everything in 2 hours, more if you're looking very thoroughly. You can get the handset for free that provides more information in the art pieces. Very neat insight into how Frock lived based in his taste of art. Wednesdays at 2pm till close at 6pm is pay what you wish. No pictures allowed inside except the courtyard.

  • Nardine Sameh

    5
    - 03 September 2018 -

    Must have been my greatest discovery in NYC. I went to one of their “ First Fridays “ programs. If you do not know, there is free entry from 6 to 9 pm on the first Friday of every month. I spent an amazing night exploring Henry Clay Frick’s house that he turned into an art collection museum. Because it was originally a house, it still feels like a house with all the furniture, high windows, and of course the European paintings, home pieces, and sculptures Frick collected. Not only this, but The Frick Collection offers free sketching materials so you can sketch in the Garden Court. Also, I attended a free piano concert and enjoyed complimentary snacks. An experience that goes beyond just a museum visit.

  • heidi hohmann

    5
    - 25 August 2018 -

    Amazing small museum! Absolutely gorgeous rooms and art. I do wish you could take pictures, but it's understandable. Staff is very kind and polite as well. We went Wednesday during pay what you wish.

  • Timothy Chin

    5
    - 16 August 2018 -

    Very classy, elegant, and poised collection! Went on Wednesday, which happens to be a "pay what you wish" day (2-6 pm). Every piece being showcased had a purpose, and is very delicate at first glance. Upon gazing for sometime, one can find themselves lost in the beauty, the style, and the details. I really enjoyed the limited Washington showcase! Loved how you could follow a timeline of the sculpture! and how it came to be! Definitely would come back again! A fine establishment to say the least!

  • Priscilla Avila

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    From someone who was born in NYC, I am shocked that I did not know about this Art museum/collection! The place is gorgeous! I love how by just walking into the place you get taken back centuries. They also have a library on 71st. Great, quiet place to learn about the history of Art. They offer so many great exhibits year round. The staff is friendly and well-mannered. The walk to the museum is good too, since The Frick is tucked away in a very well-kept neighborhood of Manhattan (Right next to Central Park! )

  • Calvin Phoon

    4
    - 10 August 2018 -

    Visited in a weekend with friends. This is a really beautiful Gilded Age mansion filled with an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures and furniture from multiple periods. A bit expensive at $25 per ticket, but a good way to spend an hour or two. The atrium, with plants, a fountain and a skylight is especially peaceful. It's right across from Central Park, so this would definitely be a great idea for a date.

  • Marc Liberts

    5
    - 13 July 2018 -

    This is an outstanding museum with outstanding architecture and very outstanding artworks. Price of admission is about $22 for adults. We went on a Friday early afternoon and the museum was not crowded. You can get a self-guided audio tour machine for free and I would recommend that if you have the time. The collection spans across a number of rooms in this Mansion which was converted to an art museum. In addition upon entry, there is an auditorium where they play a short 10-minute movie about the creator of the museum and the building as well as the artwork. Took about 1 hour to walk at a slow pace to see all of the paintings and some of the sculptures. High quality attraction very high quality paintings and sculptures. Very highly recommended if you like art, appreciate architecture, and have some time in this area. Very highly recommended!

  • Priscilla Avila

    5
    - 27 June 2018 -

    From someone who was born in NYC, I am shocked that I did not know about this Art museum! The place is gorgeous! I love how by just walking into the place you get taken back decades. They also have a library on 71st. Great, quiet place to learn about the history of Art. They offer so many great exhibits year round. The staff is friendly and well-mannered. The walk to the museum is good too, since The Frick is tucked away in a very well-kept neighborhood of Manhattan (Right next to Central Park! )

  • Thunder Birb

    5
    - 18 June 2018 -

    Astounding. The tickets are $22 on Sundays but I would pay $50 for the experience. You must go to this if you fancy art museums. Takes about 2 hours to see everything, but I would suggest 5-6 hours if you really want to take everything in. The furniture, metalwork, even the architecture serves as a piece which deserves attention and admiration. I would love to be here by myself if I could. Phenomenal.

  • Kentee Pasek

    5
    - 14 June 2018 -

    This place is a delight for the design of the building and the feel of the place. You are walking in a real home not just a museum. The collections are thought out and the taste of art is precise.The layout of the home is easy to navigate. Be sure to pick up a device at the front entry before you begin walking around. In each room there is a main display number and if you press that number into your devise you hear stories of the room and the home. There are extra ones on the art and furniture in the rooms as well. This device is so worth it. I have been in so many other museums where the device is terrible but here it is fantastic! It enhances the experience. I highly recommend this out of the way experience and a peek into the lifestyle of American Industrial Revolution. My only wish was to see the upstairs bedrooms like you can do in Rhode Island Breakers. But the first floor was a delight. The fact the original furniture, window coverings, rugs and decorations are still all there made this place so much fun to visit. Note: No photos are allowed inside. Children under 10 not admitted. That being said children under 10 could find this place boring. It is very proper and somewhat formal in the late 1800s special way. It is a delight to anyone who loves architecture, fine classical art and portraits, interior design, Downtown Abbey era.

  • Thelocaltripper

    - 19 April 2018 -

    Wow! I really enjoyed my visit. I ended up arriving an hour before close so I had to pick and choose which of the audio tour to listen to but it was still well worth the entrance fee! Will be back!

  • ZenFoodster

    - 28 March 2018 -

    Not a fan of strict coat check policy but love the Garden Court /atrium + Pay-as-U-wish hrs Wed’s 2-6pm & FREE on monthly 1st Fri’s 6-9pm. Works from Vermeer, Turner, Manet & more.

  • Jennifer Machnee

    - 20 March 2018 -

    Visit the personal collection of Clay Henry Frick, housed inside his former mansion. Probably the most beautiful, intimate museum in New York.

  • pipitu

    - 15 March 2018 -

    Very nice permanent collection. I can stand in front of the Turner’s all day. Do remember to download the audio guide app from the App Store. It’s free!

  • Barry Heard

    - 18 February 2018 -

    I need a superlike button for this museum. Perfectly sized collection of epically important masterpieces.

  • Colton Staab

    - 03 February 2018 -

    I’m not that into pre-19th century art, but the Frick is an amazingly curated collection. I took an art history class and there were no fewer than 10 paintings we discussed in this small museum

  • Way Benjamin

    - 13 October 2017 -

    The lighting in the fountain area is in perfect harmony with tranquility and relaxation.

  • Nelly Tejeda

    - 11 October 2017 -

    I take a person to visit there without any desire to got to a museum and I was very surprise that I really enjoy the place, the stories and the view!

  • Fodor's Travel

    - 29 August 2017 -

    Walking into the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side feels like stepping back in time to nineteenth-century Paris. Special exhibits can be hard to get into; advance ticketing is recommended.

  • Subway Stations

    - 17 August 2017 -

    The pay what you wish admission hours have changed to Wednesday 2-6pm as of July 2017.

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