Frick Collection

1 E. 70th St., New York City

5

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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Reviews

  • Jennifer Riggin

    5
    - 31 May 2018 -

    Classic mansion fro Henry Frick next to Central Park. He was one of the robber barons of the Victoria era. Beautiful art of European styles mostly. Saw three Fragonard panels from high ceilings to floor. These were given from Louis XV ? To his mistress. Beautiful Rococco art. The fountain in the middle of the house is quite romantic and beautiful. One tip. Men if you want propose to your ladies, this is a sure spot.

  • Javier Rodriguez

    5
    - 21 May 2018 -

    One of the most enjoyable art museums I've ever seen! The history behind the place really gives it a unique feel. The room guards however tainted the experience with their coarse and overbearing attitudes. See other reviews. They really affect the enjoyment of this place

  • AJ T

    5
    - 16 May 2018 -

    6 Stars. Love, love, love this small collection of excellent art items ranging from paintings, sculptures and decorative pieces. The Frick Collection is a small museum on one level located in the former Frick Residence. This is my favourite NYC museum besides The Met. I agree with another reviewer that if you don't have a lot of time and/or have limited mobility, this exceptional museum is a great choice. The only negative (or positive?) is that no photos are allowed. I only had a couple of hours, but wish I could have spend more time to admire the quality of the pieces at this wonderful museum. It's a must see if you visit NYC.

  • Ed Friedman

    5
    - 12 April 2018 -

    One of the best museums I've ever been to. The collection has a number of elite pieces and the best part (for me) is that the amount of walking required to see masterpieces is very minimal. If you have people in your party with limited mobility, this is the place. The Met (which is right up the street) has a much larger collection but the walking required to get to the key pieces was too much for me and my wife. I was at the Frick twice in the last month and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • K. M. Piper

    5
    - 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

    4
    - 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

    5
    - 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

    4
    - 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

    5
    - 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

    5
    - 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)

  • 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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