This tasteful assemblage of items from Henry Clay Frick’s private art holdings shares space with a more common recreation site: a bowling alley. The financier built the rec room—which is off-limits to the public—as part of his family home in 1914 and used it to entertain dinner-party guests. After he passed away in 1919, his daughter Helen turned it into a catalog room. But original details remain, including the lanes, the scoreboard, and old bowling balls and pins.
Sometimes the coolest things in New York museums aren’t even on view to the public. This museum tour of hidden spots within NYC museums, such as the Frick Collection, the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum, will show you secret places—and, in some cases, how you can take a peek yourself.
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