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“If your NYC time is limited, best museum to see maximum masterpieces”
Review of Frick Collection

Frick Collection
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Ranked #11 of 1,131 things to do in New York City
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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.
Reviewed March 2, 2014

It's great to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can easily spend a couple of days wandering through its immense collection. The Frick is much smaller, but every piece is a masterpiece. You will recognize most of the artists by name. They come from all periods and many different countries. Since it is a museum in a home, the decorative arts are also excellent and well displayed.

Take the 4/5/6 train to the 68th street stop; go 2 blocks north and 2 blocks west over to 5th avenue.

This museum is designed for those that have only enough time to fit in 2 or 3 hours.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited the frick collection on a cold day in February based largely on the reviews on tripadvisor. The house was beautiful to stroll about for an hour or two and the video presentation provided interesting insight into the life of the 19th century wealthy American. The collection itself is largely portraiture and renaissance art which is great if you like that kind of thing. I enjoyed looking at the small collection of clocks and admiring the furniture placed around the museum all of which were beautifully presented and immaculately preserved.

I give this an average rating as although the house is lovely to wander around, I thought that for the relatively short amount of time I spent there it would be quite an expensive trip at full price ($20). However, as a student the entry of $10 was far more reasonable, but at full price I would have been disappointed. Compared to other attractions in nyc (such as the Met) you definitely get more for your money elsewhere. From the reviews I did expect a little more.

In summary, the house and collection are lovely if you have the money to spare, but I would choose to brave the enormity of the Met for a day (or more) instead.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Frick collection was our favourite Museum / collection that we saw in New York. The beautiful historic home that it is housed in gives you an insight into life for the wealthy in New York at the turn of the century.
All the greats are here, Turner, Van Dyke, Van Gogh, Monet, Bellini, Boucher and so many more. It's unbelievable to think that this was a private collection. It's not crowded like the bigger galleries, the setting being much more intimate. There are some very beautiful bronzes and furniture on display too as well as an interesting display of old clocks.
A must do on your visit to New York.

1  Thank andream0402
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick. Didn't much care for MOMA, but had to see the impressionists. Metropolitan is a must do. The Frick is a really, really, really should do museum. Small, cozy, friendly environment, great collection.

1  Thank David_Jones2014
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

An intersting building with a range of art works beautifully displayed. We were asmazed at all the treasures in the collection!

The indoor garden area was unusual and the audio guides helpful.

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