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Frick Collection

1 E. 70th St., Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10021
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Ranked #3 of 848 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Traveler Description: The beautiful Fifth Avenue mansion and art collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849 - 1919) is one of New York City's finest cultural... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beyond breathtaking. A true must-see in NYC. The Art collection is a wonder in itself, but the fact that its situated in what was once a private residence only adds to the mystique, not to mention being plonk in the middle of Upper East Side!

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went to see the Dutch masters paintings that were on a special exhibit and, while they were wonderful, the whole museum is wonderful and might even be better without something g like the special exhibit which brought huge crowds. I had never been there before but will definitely return.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of the greatest museums in New York City. Unlike all of the other's along Museum Avenue this is a former home of Henry Frick, that offers a beautiful visit to the home most of it original of his collection with a lower level that offers visiting art. Its a must see if your on the upper east side. Must... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A fantastic collection of art and in beautiful house. Relatively small in comparison to the likes of Guggenheim but just as enjoyable and not crowded. More classical pieces and a privilege to see works by Monet, Turner, Degas, ver Meer, Constable and more. As well and enamel and brass pieces.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

stellar art in a period home. small enough to navigate in a couple of hours but large enough to engage. my favourite in nyc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this eclectic collection, housed in the home of the original collector, Henry Clay Frick. There were many lovely works of art, but equally enjoyable was the insight into the life of a "captain of industry" in the early 20th century. The recorded commentaries on the artwork and furnishings were full of interesting anecdotes about the artwork and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a real mansion the paintings hang on the walls. Beautiful furnishings and a lovely garden. Off the main tourist track.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A lot of visitors to New York, when thinking about its museums, call The Metropolitan and Natural History Museum to mind. However, the Frick Collection is a superb museum housed in a former private home. Go. You will be enchanted.

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a first rate museum set in a turn of the century home on 5th avenue in NY. Frick's private collection in this setting is very entertaining and satisfying. I would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Incredible collection of famous paintngs, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts, displayed in the opulent mansion home of the late Frick. There are many mansions to visit around the country from the Gilded Age...in Newport Rhode Island, etc, but none that also qualify as a museum with works of art on par with the great museums of the world. Similarly, there... More

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