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Frick Collection, New York City: 20 reviews and 21 photos

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Even with the abundance of museums in NYC, this one is unique is several ways.
Henry Frick, a business associate of Andrew Carnegie and fellow multi-millionaire, had this house built in 1914 and members of his family occupied it until their deaths, upon which it was to be converted into a museum displaying art masterpieces he acquired during his lifetime(paintings but also sculptures, furniture, tapestries, silver).
The collection concentrates on the 'Old Masters' and includes works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Titian, Van Dyke, etc but also has several paintings of Whistler and one Gilbert Stuart, a portrait of George Washington.
So going here is like visiting the personal home of a millionaire and seeing a treasure trove of art at the same time.
Another reason why I highly recommend this museum is its size, i.e. it is relatively small. You don't get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the place which encourages you to take your time and enjoy the art instead of rushing thru because 'there are 3 more floors to see and the place closes in an hour'.
It is not exactly cheap, Adults $15, students $5. However on Sundays from 11:00 to 1:00 you pay as you wish. Children under 10 are not admitted.

Address: 1 E. 70th St @ 5th Ave
Directions: Upper East Side
Phone: (212) 288-0700
Website: http://www.frick.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2008
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