The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection

Art Museum and Museum
Upper East Side, New York
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  • Rae @.
    In case you aren't part of the 1%, this museum is a great place to play house. The indoor garden is peaceful and perfect for writing or daydreaming. Student discount membership is the best way to go.
  • Indiana R.
    Indiana RongeNovember 29, 2013
    If you're a student, Frick's student membership is the best membership deal in the city! Only 25$ for an entire year with unlimited admissions. Seriously it's the best investment you will ever make!
  • Spencer V.
    Spencer VairoJanuary 31, 2015
    More stunning than the art is the building its self. Enjoying roaming the various rooms & don't forget to look up. The ceilings are just as ornate and masterfully crafted, love the Gainsborough works
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LiSeptember 7, 2013
    Such a beautifully curated collection of artwork from all over Europe - the interior decorating is quite a sight to marvel at as well. Grab a headset on your way in to learn about the masterpieces!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussMay 20, 2015
    An often overlooked gem in the NYC museum scene. The art is stunning and so is the residence its housed in. Take advantage of the free audio guide to learn about the man behind it all.
  • The Luvely Rae
    The Luvely RaeMarch 29, 2012
    It's completely okay to dress up in early 20th century garb, sit quietly in the indoor garden, and read poetry. The museum membership is a great deal. Dress up and go there daily. www.luvrae.com
  • Paul K.
    Paul KatcherFebruary 19, 2013
    Aside from artist and title, few descriptions are provided, so the audio guide is recommended. See the film in the Music Room to learn about Frick, his passion for art, and the home's history
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    Because the collections were mainly developed by a single individual, they have a cohesion & personality that others can’t match, and the unique setting (custom built for their display) enhances that. Read more
  • Stribling & Associates
    Stribling & AssociatesFebruary 15, 2012
    The Frick Collection is an architectural beauty. But do you know about the underground bowling alley? Commissioned by Frick in 1914, it was restored in 1997 but is kept under tight lock and key.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    After gawking at the old-school woodwork, original furniture, lush gardens, and early 20th-century glitz in general, check out the masterpieces of Goya, El Greco, van Dyck, Whistler, and more.
  • Christian C.
    Christian ChewSeptember 27, 2014
    See if a docent is around to give you a brief tour of the gallery. Make sure to get the receiver before entering the fountain room that plays audio explanations of the art pieces.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 5, 2011
    More 18th-century portraits by British artists than any other city museum. Hogarth and Gainsborough are well represented, and you can see a portrait of Lady Hamilton as Nature by George Romney.
  • Angel Hana A.
    Angel Hana A.November 17, 2012
    Sundays between 11am-1pm. You can pay what you want to get an admission. Don't miss! And you can also enjoy the interior and the garden..
  • Amy B.
    Amy BMarch 22, 2013
    Skip the other museums. This place has amazing scope of artists, beautiful architecture & interesting history. Not to mention a lovely atrium to relax & enjoy. My new favorite museum in NYC.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CFebruary 6, 2015
    This building is awesome. I can't believe the place used to be a guy's residence. It's one of the biggest private art collections in the world. The roman room is amazing here.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    Henry Clay Frick’s private art holdings shares space with a bowling alley. After he passed away in 1919, his daughter Helen turned it into a catalog room, but original details remain. Read more
  • Dan J.
    Dan JonesAugust 22, 2014
    Not a "museum" with white walls abound but instead, sheer quality over quantity defines the Frick. Titian, Rembrandt, Ingres, Goya, Hogarth, just to name a few art giants that reside here. Unreal.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KMarch 20, 2013
    You can see the entire museum in one afternoon and not feel rushed. It's like visiting your secret grandfather's art gallery tucked inside a mansion. Cozy and intimate atmosphere.
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    The mansion was originally built to be a residence and gallery for Henry Clay Frick. After Adelaide Frick’s death, it was converted to a museum, which opened in 1935.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJanuary 22, 2014
    Walking through the Frick Collection affords visitors the opportunity to go back in time and truly experience what Fifth Avenue was like in the Gilded Age. Check it out! Read more
  • Courtney K.
    I was pleasantly surprised by how amazing this place was. The collection is stunning, and even on the "pay what you wish" day it's easy to navigate.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 10, 2012
    This art museum gets overshadowed by the nearby Met, but it has an impressive art collection! Check out the paintings by Bellini, Rembrandt, Turner and Vermeer!
  • The Frick Collection
    Precision and Splendor is up in the Portico until February. Have you picked out your favorite clock or watch? Listen for the chimes of the clocks housed in other parts of the museum as well!
  • Gregory D.
    Gregory DominguezAugust 11, 2015
    Amazing collection, one of my favorite places in New York. Probably the most incredible private art collection in the world.
  • Ab
    AbDecember 27, 2015
    It's quaint but monotone, reflecting closely Frick's inclinations. I do not share the robber barron's tastes, so found the collection uninteresting. A modern mausoleum
  • Amy A.
    Amy AltonApril 3, 2011
    This is my favorite museum. The audio guides are free and fantastic. Sundays from 11 am - 1 pm admission is pay what you wish. Leave time to admire the atrium.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJanuary 18, 2012
    Pay tribute to this living testament of New York’s vanished Gilded Age. Pay what you wish Sundays from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Check out MetroFocus for other discounted admission days offered by museums Read more
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    Sundays from 11AM-1PM are pay-as-you-wish admission. Take advantage of it to see this preserved mansion that houses a wide array of artwork.
  • Cass S.
    Cass SwallowDecember 26, 2013
    This is where the clueless aged NYer blossoms! If you hope to enjoy the magnificence of this Frick collection at a distance forget it! Old NY likes their art at a six inch proximity!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    Henry Clay Frick might have gotten his art by making a few enemies, but the collection on display in his former house is stunning. Degas, Goya, Velazquez, and many more hang on his walls.
  • Yanique
    YaniqueAugust 28, 2014
    The setting is beautiful and this museum features some of the most acclaimed works of art! Stop by for a taste of refined culture
  • Cat J.
    Cat JJanuary 2, 2014
    American Alliance of Museums (AAM) members skip the snaking lines and get free admission to the Mauritshuis exhibit (but still need the admission tickets).
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    Wander through the rooms like you’re a houseguest while drooling over Mr. Frick’s fine art collection. Be warned, there’s NO PHOTOGRAPHY allowed.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BraniganDecember 4, 2012
    Make sure to pick up the tour guide device ... Get a much better experience than just wandering around (many of the pieces do not have detailed descriptions next to them)
  • Ray H.
    Ray HMay 18, 2010
    One of the best museums here in New York City, certainly my favorite. You're left with an out of this world experience and the atrium is lovely. Read more
  • MuseumNerd
    MuseumNerdApril 14, 2011
    Sit by the gorgeous fountain for a contemplative moment to prepare for seeing Bellini's exquisite "St. Francis." (Fun fact: There used to be a bowling alley in the Frick's basement!)
  • Joe C.
    Up the street from Metropolitan Museum of Art. Full of wonderful art, just the right size, not overwhelming or as crowded.
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HJune 23, 2010
    Check out the 10-15 minute video for some background on Frick himself and how he built his collection. Don't forget to check out the Vermeers!
  • Afonso d.
    Afonso de RezendeDecember 29, 2012
    The room wich bear the portrait paintings of Sir Thomas Morus, Cromwell (by Holbein) and El Grego's Saint Jerome is just amazing.
  • Olli N.
    Olli NastamoMay 5, 2011
    One of the best Art Museums. Not so many paintings but reserve time so you can utilise the excellent audio guide recordings
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOOctober 1, 2010
    Henry Clay Frick's former residence may have the densest collection of masterpieces in Manhattan, with works by Titian, Turner, and Vermeer, among others. Read more
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamJuly 1, 2015
    The most intimate art museum I've ever been to; highly recommended for lovers of Dutch masters, portraits and landscapes.
  • Sherie S.
    Sherie SwerdlowFebruary 10
    A must see. Amazing collection of art and antiques. The Vermeers are special.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BruinMarch 12
    One of my fav. museums in NYC. Four Vermeer paintings here. Can find a Renoir here as well. : A
  • Dolce&Gabbana
    Dolce&GabbanaFebruary 8, 2012
    Admire Goya, El Greco, Constable, Corot paintings in a relaxing setting. Sit for at least 10 minutes in the Garden Court.
  • Z W.
    Z WangNovember 1, 2015
    Give what u want b/w 11 and 1 on Sundays. A decent collection of art of Renaissance.
  • Mahalia S.
    Mahalia StinesJune 25, 2013
    The Holbeins and the St Francis by Bellini alone require at least a half hour. By far one of the greatest Art collections in existence...
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    Sit in the Gardens or view some classic European masterpieces in a setting that feels like a trip back in time.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    This gorgeous gem on the Upper East Side features some of the world’s most famous works art in a beautiful and historical setting.
  • Theresa K.
    Theresa K.October 5, 2013
    A definite must if you appreciate art. No photography allowed which makes the experience more engaging.
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