Frick Collection

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Frick Collection
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The Frick—now in its temporary location at Frick Madison, at the Breuer-designed building at 945 Madison Avenue, while its historic buildings undergo renovation—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 alike.
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood, 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.
How to get there
  • 68th St – Hunter College • 6 min walk
  • 77th St • 9 min walk
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wendaroolie
Philadelphia, PA65 contributions
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 6 August 2022
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Purvisible
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Solo
Only in NYC for for days, so I didn’t actually get to go, because the Frick Madison was shut four days straight because of Juneteenth and then the three days it is normally closed. Check before you go! I blame slavery … and the trustees.
Written 19 June 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,973 contributions
The Frick Collection consists mainly of Old Masters collected in Europe by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919). Frick was an immensely wealthy industrialist, who rose to the top of New York society during the Gilded Age. Frick donated his collection and the mansion that houses it to the people. Anyone visiting New York City who is interested in art should view the Frick Collection. By the way, the Frick Collection is currently housed in a temporariy gallery while the historic mansion is undergoing renovation.
Written 22 April 2022
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jrdyer
Bellevue, WA37 contributions
Solo
This new venue is perfect for the Frick collection. For me, the art work felt more accessible. The staff was super helpful and polite.
Written 27 March 2022
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Kate M
44 contributions
Friends
So disappointed that the house was shut. Gorgeous paintings etc but not displayed as they should be. Really poor information about what your seeing. If possible postpone tour til the house re-opens
Written 27 March 2022
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orcasgal
Orcas Island, WA471 contributions
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 18 March 2022
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Bi-coaster
Bradenton, FL1,229 contributions
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 22 February 2022
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Trippsdad1983
Durant, MS101 contributions
Wonderful but I cannot wait till they are back in their renovated space in 2023. Part of the charm is the old building that houses the Frick
Written 22 February 2022
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ACASM
London, UK227 contributions
Booked our tickets for a time segment and went through the usual security protocols. I thought that there would be more exhibits on show and speaking to staff they said that nearly all of the items were in this temporary home so seems that there is not that much more to look at when it relocates to the original home after it has been refurbished.

There are four floors plus a cafe in the basement. They offer you a free booklet that shows where items are and the art is incredible. So very many famous pieces that you feel that you know and the great thing is that you can get up as close as you want (unlike at the Met where there are ropes). Lots of nice English artists.

I didn't give it 5 stars because there are no notes by each piece and you have to download the Bloomberg App and listen on your phone (so don't forget your headphones / Airpods etc).
Written 20 February 2022
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,924 contributions
I visited Frick Madison in December 2021. I bought my ticket online. Upon entry I had to show my proof of vaccination and ID. I had been to the Frick Collection a few years ago at its old location. I think at this location, the paintings and artworks are very well organized and therefore easier to follow. I started on the second floor with paintings by Dutch masters - Vermeer, Van Dyke and Rembrandt. Next was the third floor. Spanish artists - Goya, Velasquez and El Greco, Italian artists - Veronese, Titian and others and sculptures, clocks and porcelain. Finally, the fourth floor. One painting each by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet. And British paintings. There were two large paintings by Turner - one of the harbor at Dieppe in France and another of Cologne. There was a British painting of General Burgoyne who lost the Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War. There were paintings by Whistler and several paintings by Fragonard. I was able to do the visit in about one hour. If you get an audio guide it will take longer. Again, I think this is a fantastic collection and I enjoyed my visit.
Written 12 December 2021
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