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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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  • Address: 1 E. 70th St., at 5th Ave., Upper East Side, New York, NY, 10021 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/288–0700
  • Cost: $20
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. 11–5
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  • Subway: 6 to 68th St./Hunter College
  • Location: Upper East Side
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    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".

    by smsnyc55, 4/23/09
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    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.

    by AListNYC, 2/10/10

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