Exploring the Frick Collection

Elegantly sitting in the heart of New York, and offering a beautiful view of Central Park, the Frick Collection is a beloved museum, known for its high quality of the collection.

Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection takes one on an exciting, intimate journey house museum dedicated to paintings, bronzes European sculpture, and decorative arts.

 

The collection was installed by Henry Clay Frick, an industrialist based in Pittsburgh, and is housed in his former residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

 

Henry’s mansion is one of city’s few Gilded Age mansions that remain, and it provides a perfectly serene environment for its visitors to experience the masterpieces housed within. The Museum, as we know today, opened in 1935.

 

The mansion was built by Frick between 1913–14 and wanted it to operate as a public museum after his family ceased to live there. He further left a bequest in his will for acquisitions and improvements to the building. And thus following Frick’s death in 1919, the building’s collection continued to grow.

 

The collection is housed in Frick’s Gilded Age Manhattan townhouse and includes works by the likes of Verrocchio, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Whistler, Goya and Gainsborough.

 

The living spaces of the house are bedecked with paintings and sculptures, all of which are have been thoughtfully integrated with its furniture, Chinese porcelains, Limoges enamels and Persian rugs.

 

Refreshingly intimate and less crowded, The Frick Collection is great for many reasons. For an inside view of the wealthy and flamboyant way of life of the 5th Avenue, go, visit The Frick Collection. All you have to do is check out the numerous bus services to NYC and get on one!

 

Location: 1 East 70th St., New York, NY

212-288-0700

 

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

          Sunday – 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

          Closed on Mondays

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