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The Frick Collection

Museums, Art and design Lenox Hill
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The Frick Collection
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The opulent residence that houses a private collection of great masters (from the 14th through the 19th centuries) was originally built for industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The firm of Carrère & Hastings designed the 1914 structure in an 18th-century European style, with a beautiful interior court and reflecting pool. The permanent collections include world-class paintings, sculpture and furniture by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Renoir and French cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener.



Address: 1 E 70th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Madison Aves
Transport: Subway: 6 to 68th St–Hunter College
Price: $20, seniors $15, students with ID $10, children under 10 not admitted. Sun 11am–1pm pay what you wish
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm
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Part of the First Friday of Museums that offer free admission on the evenings of the first Friday and have special events in conjunction with it. It was a fun experience to see this one-private estate and the art collection. It was a fun night out as they provided a few 'extras' for the First Friday experience. They provided the means to do your own sketching in the courtyard, light snacks, live music performances, and special discussions and talks about the works that they had in the museum. You could spend your whole night there bouncing around to the different special events. Check it out! 

The Frick Collection is a museum in on a old house next to Central Park. The place is gorgeous. The thing I had prefer is the interior garden with exotic plants. It was so unexpected here. The museum is dedicated to classic art of the owner of the house. There is famous painters like Vermeer, Renoir… but it wasn’t the best pieces of those artists. Also the collection is small and you can’t visit all the house. 

Gorgeous museum that transports you right back to the past. Can you believe this was once the home of Henry Frick - a person's home?! Quiet and welcoming - the collections can be enjoyed by all.

One of the coolest museum settings I've experienced-It's in the Frick Mansion across from Central Park. It's so surreal to me to be looking at art works and glancing out the window to see the park across the street. I saw the Renior exhibition here and the Frick was the prefect setting for it. On Sundays it's free before 1pm so definitely go check it out!

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