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The Frick Collection

A collection assembled by the great American industrialist Henry Clay Frick

The Frick Collection

1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021
+1 212-288-0700
Mon closed
Tue-Sat 10:00–18:00
Sun 11:00–17:00

Today, the Frick Collection is not only a collection assembled by the great American industrialist Henry Clay Frick, it's also a lushly decorated mansion, which Frick generously bequeathed to the public in the form of a world-class art museum. The rumor is that he was an unbearable man obsessed with personal glory, and that he insisted that museum forever bear his name. Well, let's not be too hard on him. Frick undoubtedly knew a thing or two about art (then again, maybe he had help from the best art historians of his time) and left behind an outstanding collection: paintings, ceramics, Limoges porcelain, oriental rugs, sculptures, 18th century French furniture, etc.

He spent his last years living here, on the corner of East 70th Street and 5th Avenue, and the house has been renovated three times since, in 1930, 1977, and 2011. The house is surrounded by a gorgeous garden, visible from inside several gallery rooms. The atmosphere and energy of the mansion is one-of-a-kind, preserving the spirit and mood of its former owners.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for students.

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