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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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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.
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  • 68th St – Hunter College • 6 min walk
  • 77th St • 9 min walk
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  • Patricia o
    6 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Lorrin W
    Los Angeles, California91 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
  • RonL40
    Utica, New York3,587 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • brienanni
    Kita, Mali246 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 February 2024
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JMC_Chilli
Madison, WI64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The art is a smaller collection but high quality items. Elaborately framed. That is the good. The bad:

- No info signs for those chosing not to use the audio guide.
- I was VERY dissapointed to learn of the no photo policy upon arrival. I have been to great museums throughout the world and none have had a no photo policy. Even those much more crowded. I can see a no flash policy, but no photos at all? It seems arbitrary and punitive because of some old person's annoyance at people always being on their phones.

The truth is that allowing photos lets people remember and research at home works they are drawn to. It allows people to share their museum experience with friends, increasing the likelihood that they too will visit. It also limits the ability for young people to develop an appreciation for the art by seeing relatives and friends posts.

Yes they have an app but that is not the same.

It seems doubly unnecessary because of their abundance of overly sensitive guards. (I saw one scold a group of older patrons rudely for getting near to view, but not touching, a glass case with clocks. They were old and had to get near to see!). It just made the whole museum feel very unwelcoming and difficult to enjoy.
Written 25 February 2024
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brienanni
Kita, Mali246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
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.
Written 17 February 2024
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 12 February 2024
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Lorrin W
Los Angeles, CA91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
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.
Written 31 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

margarets_dad
Brooklyn, NY189 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The art is, of course, wonderful, but the decision to mount it without any explanatory text is a huge mistake. Not even the dates are posted. You can use the audio tour but nobody was, mostly because nobody wants to listen to some self-indulgent curator yammering for three minutes just to get the basic info about each piece. It would take six hours to get through the museum this way. I have no interest in visiting a gallery of this caliber glued to my phone like a moron.
Written 10 November 2023
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Patricia o
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
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!
Written 12 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Henry Clay Frick was a wealthy industrialist who collected European paintings, mainly Old Masters. The Frick Collection was donated to the public on Frick's death. Normally the collection is on show at the Frick mansion, which is a building in grand Beaux-Arts style. The mansion is currently undergoing renovation, and the collection s housed in Frick Madison. The Frick Collection is one of the finest assembles high-quality art in the world
Written 3 April 2023
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TorontoMusicman
Toronto1,090 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
While the original Frick is being renovated, some of the art work is on display at the Frick Madison. There is still nice art work but it pales in comparison to the original Frick. Also there is very few descriptions of the art work. You have to download an app and put the number near the painting on it to get the description. This really detracts from enjoyment of the artwork.
Written 11 November 2022
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mark dobson
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
One of the world's great collections - a greatest hits of old masters - on show in a gallery for the only time while its home is refurbished. A brilliant experience - these paintings just glow. Not to be missed!
Written 29 October 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Frick Collection was assembled by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), an immensely wealthy American industrialist. The Collection concentrates on Old Masters, especially from the Renaissance. It was a high watermark of European creativity. Frick donated his Collection and his grand residence on Manhattan's Upper East side to the public. The Frick House is currently undergoing renovations, so the Collection is temporarily on display at the Madison House, which was formerly the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Frick Museum houses one of the finest Collections of Old Masters in the Americas it's well worth a visit.
Written 1 October 2022
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