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Frick Collection

  • 1 E. 70th St. Map It
  • Upper East Side
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/25/2014

Fodor's Review

Henry Clay Frick made his fortune amid the soot and smoke of Pittsburgh, where he was a coke (a coal fuel derivative) and steel baron, but this lovely museum, once Frick's private New York residence, is decidedly removed from soot. With an exceptional collection of works from the Renaissance through the late 19th century that includes Édouard Manet's The Bullfight (1864), a Chinard portrait bust (1809), three Vermeers, three Rembrandts, works by El Greco, Goya,

van Dyck, Hogarth, Degas, and Turner, as well as sculpture, decorative arts, and 18th century French furniture, everything here is a highlight. The Portico Gallery, an enclosed portico along the building's 5th Avenue garden, houses the museum's growing collection of sculpture. An audio guide, available in several languages, is included with admission, as are the year-round temporary exhibits. The tranquil indoor garden court is a magical spot for a rest. Children under 10 are not admitted, and those age 10–16 with adult only.

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1 E. 70th St., at 5th Ave., New York, New York, 10021, United States

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  • $20
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 11–5

Updated 02/25/2014


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Feb 10, 2010

Frick Collection Review

The Frick is impressive in a few ways. For one, the house alone is worth the visit - you don't have too many opportunities to see an old NYC mansion. Secondly, the collection of art Henry Frick assembled is impressive. The best part of the Frick though is how the Art and the surroundings work together to create a product which might be stronger than its parts. You should watch the film if you go as it provides some good context.

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Apr 23, 2009

The perfect museum when you don't have alot of time

This collection is fantastic. The whole thing can be seen in less than two hours and that includes time to read about and ponder each masterpiece AND time to relax in the zen-like interior courtyard (the perfect cool and quiet spot on a hot summer day). They are very strict about the no children under 10 policy; not even a baby in a Snugglie can visit. For art loving older children and adults, this is a "must see".

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Oct 27, 2002

Lose Yourself in Another Era

What a wonderful way to spend some time during the day. The setting alone is superb, the indoor courtyard very quaint, and the collection itself very imressive. This is a great way to see wonderful art in a setting that is much more intimate and unique than going through large, standard museums.

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Sep 11, 2002


This is a fabulous place (as long as you dont' think about all the steelworkers victimized by Mr. Frick). Beautiful house. Amazing collection. The only thing I didn't like was those sound thingies with descriptions of the collection. In other places it's ok, but here it ruins the intimate effect.

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