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“A wonderful private collection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frick Collection

Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St., Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10021
212-288-0700
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Ranked #4 of 634 Attractions in New York City
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: Henry Frick once resided in this 18th-century French-style mansion; now its the home of his impressive art collection, which includes Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, El Greco, Goya, Whistler and more.
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“A wonderful private collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A coal magnate built this Romanesque palace to house his private art and sculpture collection.
It a jaw dropping lay beautiful in every way.
It is worth taking time to take in the small theatre where relevant films are shown.

Visited August 2013
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“What a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a gem of a museum, with such beautiful paintings, in a quiet region of old Manhattan mansions. Its a wonderful feeling to just walk about the place, and take in the feel of it, especially when its mostly empty.

Visited October 2012
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“My Favorite of all New York Art Museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I always go to the Frick when in New York. My Aunt & Uncle used to live 2 blocks away and took me there for the first time in 1978 when I was in 7th garde, and I have been enthralled with it ever since. Originally built as a private home, it was never used by the family. It is a very interessting story behind the Ruthless Industrial Magnet who was Mr.Frick.

I suggest learning the history of the buildng before going. You don't need a full day there, but I would suggest 3-5 hours, depending on how much you like to study the artwork.

Visited October 2012
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“Wonderful house of paintings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went round this museum- it was wonderful to see so many paintings displayed alongside each other. Well worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
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“Now see the real thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Frick is full of paintings and sculptures that you have seen in books. Going to the Frick gives you the opportunity to see the real thing up close and personal. The collection is housed in Frick's mansion, and that alone is worth visiting. Admission includes a very good audio tour. This is a self guided tour so you can determine how much time you want to spend here. The Holbein portraits of Thomas Moore and Cromwell alone, are worth the admission price.

Visited September 2013
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