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Frick Collection

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

Published 09/23/2016

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. Controversial plans to expand the museum, and eliminate a gated garden to add a six-story structure, are currently being revised due to public resistance. If new proposals are approved, construction could begin in late 2017; the museum plans to remain open during renovations. 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 ages 10–16 with an adult only.

  • Frick Collection, Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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

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Sight Details:

  • $20

Published 09/23/2016


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