It’s no secret that the Frick is an outstanding collection of European artwork and sculpture. If you have not yet visited one of the most notorious museums and research centers in New York City, you should definitely take the time.
Situated in one of New York City’s last remaining blueprints of the rapid economic growth that characterized the Gilded Age, the Frick creates a uniquely peaceful museum environment within the former home of industrialist Henry Clay Frick. Since it’s opening in 1935, the museum has broadcasted its mission to preserve the historic serenity of the Frick mansion, displaying the resolute incarnation of taste and opulence for which Henry Frick strove in his lifetime. After his death, the collection continued to acquire timeless masterpieces by artists like Rembrandt, Goya, and Bellini, and is now a beacon of historical art collection in the Western tradition.
Upon entry, you will immediately observe the sedate nature of the mansion’s vaults and the similarities of the works of art within them. The dark colors of the West Gallery, with the use of marble and the immense proportions of the room, is one of our favorites. It stands apart from the rest in that it was an art gallery even during the lifetime of Henry Frick, and showcases authentic displays of Frick’s devotion to design and history. The grand limestone facade of the Fifth Avenue Garden is equally enthralling for spectators- it can be seen from the Drawing Room, or the Fragonard Room, which is one of the rooms that was originally entirely decorated by Henry Frick’s wife. The view of the garden is quite breathtaking from this vantage point, and can offer an aura of the sophisticated and quiet day-to-day life of the house’s early residents.
It can take hours to meander through and observe everything the mansion has to offer, so be sure to devote enough time to the endeavor.
Adult ticket price is $22, for children it is $12. If you want to bring home a couple souvenirs, expect to pay around $40 per person.
Visit The Frick
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
General e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm