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Frick Collection

Frick Collection
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The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick and open since 1935, the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The Frick—whose renovated Fifth Avenue buildings will reopen in late 2024—features celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading art historical research center, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and provides access to its rich collections for scholars and the public. Stay connected at frick.org/explore.
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Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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  • 68th St – Hunter College • 6 min walk
  • 77th St • 9 min walk
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  • Patricia o
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frick Collection NYC, NY
    The art was exceptional and the scan information code by each piece via audio was very informative. I was disappointed that the mansion is undergoing renovation and closed to the public. I was looking forward to seeing the living quarters after reading The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis. It was a great book!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Lorrin W
    Los Angeles, California101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I liked the Frick Collection in the Madison Ave. location
    This was my first visit to the Frick Madison (I've been to the Whitney many times but not since they left). It was pouring rain when my son-in-law and I got there but everyone was hospitable and staff calmly handled the crowds. We came to see the Barkley Hendricks exhibit and I was a bit skeptical that his work would stand up against the excellent classical portraiture of the Frick collection. Not to worry. Hendricks stood up brilliantly. It was an excellent exhibition. The Breuer building accommodates the Frick collection well. There's a lot of breathing room between paintings and we got to see a lot of work. My only complaint is a minor one. You have to go all the way to the "basement" to use the restrooms.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb collection in a great space.
    It's not the same environment as the actual Frick on 5th Avenue but the wonderful collection now being shown at the Frick Madison is beautifully curated and wonderfully hung... actually a lot more space to view the pieces. So happy to see the Vermeers are back from the Amsterdam show. Absolute must visit for anyone who wants to see the best Great Masters are in New York.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing collection in an intimate setting.
    This is an amazing collection, three magnificent Vermeer's kick off the visit, intimately displayed in room of their own. You can visit the whole museum in 1-2 hours, so you don't get overfed with art. I actually enjoyed this more than the big ones.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 17, 2024
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Bi-coaster
Bradenton, FL1,300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The Frick collection is currently housed in the former Met Breuer building as Frick Madison. It’s strange at first to see these renowned early works hanging on bare walls with no furniture or objects around them. But it makes you appreciate the art in a new way. I especially enjoyed seeing the huge Fragonard series, on the progress of love on these gray walls, and I loved the two tiered displays of ceramic pots and vases, one of blue and white pieces and the other of some in shades of magenta.
With Covid precautions in place, you must reserve ahead of time and are subject to having your temperature taken and wearing a mask.
Well worth a visit!
Written May 11, 2021
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Tomkypa
Tampa, FL124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This museum reflects the tastes of Frick. There is an audio guide that explains the rooms and the paintings and other objects. Only one American painter. There were three Turners whom I like. The museum is in Mr Fricks former townhome so you can see the collection fairly quickly if you like. There are plentious staff. Worth seeing.
Written February 6, 2020
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hanaSC
Hilton Head, SC276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I enjoyed the museum so much. We visited midweek in the early afternoon, so it was quiet and not crowded.
The collection was larger than I expected and the architecture of the building was very interesting.

Strolling through the rooms with beautiful murals and some furnitures from the family gives you somewhat "special" feelings.
We will visit this place again whenever we have a chance in the future.
Written February 4, 2020
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Tim B
London, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a relatively small but interesting collection of mostly paintings. The house setting is beautiful, particularly the central atrium garden and fountain.

A good variety of well known artists are represented here with some nice surprises such as Constable's Salisbury cathedral.

Overall well worth spending a couple of hours in this peaceful setting - just don't try taking any pictures!
Written January 24, 2020
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Dea
New York City, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
I went to the Frick for my birthday with some friends and had a wonderful time. The collection is very impressive with a range of artwork, and a free audio guide that gave an explanation about most of the pieces. I highly recommend the Frick Collection to anyone with a few hours to spare!
Written May 17, 2021
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Wendy
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This review is for the Frick Madison. Yes, go! Went yesterday in NYC. If you love art, well worth it. The place was deliciously empty for a 1:30 ticket (escape the crowds and heat) and you can wander three floors of treasures at your own pace without crowds or anyone in front of you blocking the way. There is an audio guide as well as a paper guide. No photography allowed. I had a wonderful time and purchased a beautiful tote bag. The staff are kind and attentive, especially at the front desk and gift shop. The security guards are professional and thanked me for coming when I left, which was kind, and a nice personal touch. My favorite displays were the Gainsborough paintings and the enamels. If you love art, this is for you. Plus, it's temporary, so you won't have this chance forever. Well worth it. Oh, also, it's only a ten minute walk from the Met. I did a morning tour of the Met, had lunch on the steps, and then walked over to the Frick. Perfect.
Written August 6, 2022
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Bi-coaster
Bradenton, FL1,300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The Frick collection is currently housed in the former Met Breuer building as Frick Madison. It’s strange at first to see these renowned early works hanging on bare walls with no furniture or objects around them. But it makes you appreciate the art in a new way. I especially enjoyed seeing the huge Fragonard series, on the progress of love on these gray walls, and I loved the two tiered displays of ceramic pots and vases, one of blue and white pieces and the other of some in shades of magenta.
With Covid precautions in place, you must reserve ahead of time and are subject to having your temperature taken and wearing a mask.
Well worth a visit!
Written February 22, 2022
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pjmdvm
Atlanta, GA1,844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
I was leery about visiting since the Frick mansion is in itself a work of art and intriguing to walk about, and The Met Breuer was just ok.

Here, the Frick collection in the Breuer building is spaced out, wonderfully presented, and somehow you even are able to appreciate the upside-down nature of Breuer building.

Overall, a nice exhibit spaced out on floors 2, 3 and 4. Degas, Monet, Renoir, Vermeer, Rembrandt, El Greco, Whistler, Lawrence,... Amazing collection!

Staircase is easily accessible if you want to avoid the elevators.
You cannot take pictures.

Pics of my favorite works of art that you can see there are attached.
Written April 16, 2021
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NorwichCarrow
Sandgate, UK407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The majority of the Frick Collection is currently housed in the very contemporary Met Breuer building as Frick Madison. Despite the rathe bare rooms, the collection has been brilliantly curated and covers European painting, sculpture and objects such as pottery and furniture, from Renaissance to Impressionists. The Collection is only open Thursday to Sunday and although masks are recommended, they're not mandated. We walked up on a Friday afternoon, so no pre-booking of timed tickets was necessary. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly, so all in all a wonderful collection that is more accessible in its size and far less crowded than the Met.
Written September 24, 2022
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orcasgal
Orcas Island, WA518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The art here is the best in the USA of the artist, almost always. The Frick's purchased 7-million dollars worth of JP Morgan's extensive art collection on JP's death. JP was a connoisseur of art.
I was disappointed that photographs were not allowed and that my only possible experience of the Frick was in a temporary exhibit, while the mansion itself is being renovated. I will never have another chance to see the house itself. Nevertheless, do not miss this art.
I would estimate that 2/3 of the art in the mansion had been transferred to the temporary home, based on the book I bought to share the grandeur with my hubby who was not there.
Ignore the one jarring, inappropriate painting is modern and does not fit the augustness of the museum. That is replacing one loaned to another museum, but another choice of the same period and quality and subject-matter would have fit better. [I suggest they replace it, as children should not be present where it is hung.]
Written March 18, 2022
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