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THE FRICK COLLECTION

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1 East 70th St., New York, NY (@ Fifth Ave)
212.288.0700
www.frick.org

When Henry Clay Frick built his imperial mansion at 70th Street, he told friends he was doing it to “make (Andrew) Carnegie’s place look like a miner’s shack.” At his death, Mr. Frick bequeathed his New York residence and the most outstanding of his many art works to establish a public gallery for the purpose of “encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts.” Chief among his bequests, which also included sculpture, drawings, prints, and decorative arts such as furniture, porcelains, enamels, rugs and silver, were 131 paintings. Needless to say, the Frick Collection is one of New York City’s most beloved cultural treasures. Featuring works by Bellini, El Greco, Vermeer, Velazquez, Boucher, Goya, Turner, Van Dyck, Renoir, and Holbein, The Frick Collection is just as impressive as the ornate rooms in which they are showcased. We recommend watching the short film on Henry Clay Frick and his collection (it plays every half hour in the music room) and use the free audio guide. Almost every piece is documented, and there’s no better setting in New York to brush up on your 17th Century European History.

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WHAT THE LOCALS ARE SAYING

  • JASON FARAGO, COLUMNIST, ART CRITIC

    “If you have any interest at all in house museums, then stop everything, throw yourself in a cab, and get to the Frick immediately. The Frick is small, but it's a hit parade of masterpieces.”

  • CODY HAMMOND, TAILOR

    “The Frick is great.”

  • MICKEY BOARDMAN, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR OF PAPER MAGAZINE

    “I'm cuckoo crazy in love with The Frick...”

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    VIRGINIA MADSEN, ACTOR

    “You MUST visit. As you wander through this beautiful old mansion, you will always be surprised. Sometimes there is a musician playing the harp in the garden. Go there and dream.”

  • JOHN MUNSON, CHIEF CONCIERGE, GRANDLIFE HOTELS

    “It’s not nearly as overwhelming as some of our larger museums, while housing masterpieces that are equally as impressive. Definitely one of my favorite places to go when I need a quiet respite from the stresses of the city.”

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    SUSIE BUBBLE, BLOGGER, STYLE BUBBLE

    “I love the Frick Collection, an arts museum that is actually serene in the middle of Manhattan. ”


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