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Reviewed yesterday

Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), one of America's most successful American industrialist, financier, and art patron whose New York mansion which now serves as a quaint charming gallery museum of Western masterpiece paintings, sculpture and ornate art.

Here lies Pablo Picasso, the greatest draftsman, whose work is displayed as I had the great pleasure to view. N.B. No photography (flash or non-flash) and no videography are permitted on the premises as museum patrons will be ejected at will by security. The indoor garden court atrium is BEAUTIFUL with a working fountain, ample marble benches, simple plants to create a sense of serenity, calmness and romance. The indoor garden court is a picturesque image where it calls painters to paint the scene of a woman sitting reading a book. Hard to believe Frick Collection was once a mansion home as it is well preserved and maintained, unlike MET, MoMa, or Guggenheim Museum which do not depict this same ambiance, Frick Collection is charming. I felt like I was in a Long Island mansion, without the circle driveway but on the Upper East Side. For a relaxing bitter cold Sunday afternoon with my Meetup group, it was enjoyable and eventful to be cultured of Pablo Picasso. Paolo Veronese's "Wisdom and Strength" oil on canvas surely strikes a conversation as the man depicted is very weak for which the child clings on a fallen man, proven the woman is the core of wisdom and provides strength as a family unit.

Rules, rules of Frick Collection aside from the no photography, the outdoor garden grounds is not permitted to patrons. Admission is ridiculously overpriced (except for Sundays for suggested donation which after 12:30pm it reverts back to regular admission fees. The suggested donation time ends at 1pm on Sundays). The second floor is inaccessible at all times, a printed guide book of the artwork is $2.00. Security guards are Big Brother who watch patrons with a fine tooth comb ensuring no leaning on art pieces, no loud talking, no closeness of hovering over art piece, no touching, no large group congregation gathering, no photography, no eating, no misbehavior of any form et al. I highly do not recommend children to visit this museum for the lack of sincere interest as it only induces the displeasure of pure boredom.

Thank Chmpgnrose
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Reviewed yesterday

An absolutely magnificent collection by the Frick family that keeps your interest and highlights artists you may not have seen at much larger museums.The mansion itself is a work of art.

Thank boyds339
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Frick Collection is the finest small gallery of European paintings in the world. Around every corner is a masterpiece. Holbien's Cromwell, the finest Rembrandt self portrait of them all, two magnificent Gainsboroughs, a rare Hogarth portrait and Bellini's ravishing St Jerome. Add a superb Bronzino, a pair of early Turners and princely collection of Italian renaissance pictures.

Thank Cubittdog
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great private art collection in a lovely venue close to Central Park.
Entry was $22 and headphone guide was provided.
Much more compact than neighbouring museums, but that probably made it more enjoyable for someone like myself who only has a ‘general’ interest in art.

Thank robinjn1
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I deliciously whiled away, 2-3 hrs here a few weeks ago.
Definitely the most spectacular private collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, artifacts & furniture, I have viewed in many decades of travelling. Works by Veronese, Vermeer, Turner, Van Dyck, Holbein, Romney, Constance, Whistler are a mere sample of this priceless collection. The extensive collection of Gainsboroughs is truly breathtaking.
This museum has particular appeal, perhaps as it was the personal home of Henry Clay Frick ; not just a museum but a real “home.” The Frick mansion is not huge but very richly (& tastefully) appointed and elegantly enhanced by a gorgeous, courtyard pond and garden. So the property is a genuine “window into the past”’ of a gentrified New York family with much of the furniture and decor being left exactly as it was when Mr Frick was in residence.
A wonderful museum!
(I will return on my next visit to New York.)

A highlight of New York for gallery & museum goers!

Thank frequentsinglediner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a beautiful collection and there are great exhibits which are large enough to be interesting and small enough to take in in a short time. They also have good concerts.

Thank Fabe-Zippy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of my favourite museums in NYC. I love the managability of the space - small but interesting enough range. Stately, homely and rarely crowded. Outside of the art, I love being in a former home - and the outside space is also fantastic.

Thank Jalan2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little gems at the Frick - the collection of Henry Clay Frick. The space is so peaceful and elegant. The solarium is a bonus space where you can truly ponder some of the most beautiful works. It's a small museum but it packs a punch!

Thank sophistihippie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about Frick Collection before our NYC trip, including Henry Clay Frick's history as an industrialist in America. His art collection of old European masters are the pieces you would likely see in major art museums. And we were pleasantly surprised and glad to see his amazing art collection displayed in a home setting - the paintings, furniture and other art pieces. The video presentations provided more pertinent information about the history of the place and its owners, A very interesting and worthwhile visit in NYC.

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never come across this great gallery before but recommended by a friend last Sunday. Magnificent building just by Central Park (East) and one of the finest small collections of art you could wish to find. The central gallery reminded me of Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace which I also only recently discovered. Lots of Frans Hals, one or two Delacroix, the odd Rembrandt (!), many Turners and, for me, the blockbuster discovery, Hans Holbein's Sir Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell. So familiar with these images and had no idea the originals were here. Marvellous. The Joys of Travel and Discovery.

Thank David P
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