The Frick Collection

Architecture, Research, and Fine Art Uptown
The Frick Collection

Known internationally as a premier museum and research location, The Frick Collection resides along 5th Avenue and 70th Street in the Upper East Side. It is home to Old Master paintings as well as outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. The residence formally opened as a museum in 1935 and has continued to acquire works following Frick’s death. Included are works by Bellini, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and many more. Upon his death in 1919, Frick left behind his paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Today, the Frick has expanded to house an impressive 1,100 artworks ranging from the Renaissance era through the late nineteenth century.

Visitors can stroll through sixteen different galleries in the mansion, each of which maintains a particular atmosphere. Some galleries, spacious and lighthearted, feature elegant French masterpieces while other rooms, intimate, feature Dutch, English, Italian and Spanish portraits. Furthermore, adjacent to the mansion is a reference library, built by Frick’s daughter in 1920. It serves as one of the city’s leading art history research centers. The Frick most charms art and history enthusiasts but the museum welcomes people who simply enjoy calm strolls as well. Visitors can find themselves engulfed in gorgeous greenery when they enter the Garden Court as they finish passing through the galleries. The Garden Court features alluring architecture, including sets of Ionic columns. Water cascades down a fountain into an elongated pond and visitors can stop, listen, and peer out of the skylight. Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.

Furthermore, adjacent to the mansion is The Frick Art Reference Library,  founded by Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick, in 1920. It serves as one of the city’s leading art history research centers. The Library charms art and history enthusiasts, while the museum welcomes people who want to simply enjoy calm a stroll.

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Adult 18-62 All Seasons Child 12-17 Museums Senior 63+ Upper East Side

1 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021


(212) 288-0700


You can reach this museum by M1, M2, M3, M4 buses or the 6 and Q subway lines.

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