Frick Collection

Official Homepage: www.frick.org

Fee: $18

Sun. 11 AM–5 PM
No-Fee Hours: 11 AM–1 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–6 PM
Wed. 10 AM–6 PM
Thu. 10 AM–6 PM
Fri. 10 AM–6 PM
Sat. 10 AM–6 PM
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1 E 70th St
Manhattan, New York 10021
(212) 288-0700

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Henry C. Frick House on 5th Avenue in New York
The Frick (website) is a Museum (Fine Art) in New York.
Official description from Frick:
Welcome to The Frick Collection, one of New York City's most beloved cultural treasures. At this Web site, you can learn more about the exceptional works of Western European art from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century that industrialist Henry Clay Frick generously bequeathed to the public. Remarkable paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects are presented in the family's former Fifth Avenue mansion, and the special ambience provided by this setting — that of an art connoisseur's home — has been preserved. You may experience a sense of it on our website's virtual tour, while also learning about public programs — such as free lectures and concerts — as well as ways to support The Frick Collection through membership and fundraising events. The Frick Art Reference Library is esteemed worldwide by scholars and students. Information about the facilities and services of this great repository for the study and advancement of art history can be found on this website, and you may also log onto FRESCO, the online catalogue.
Dan's opinion:
Frick's policy prohibits children under ten "to preserve the ambience of Mr. Frick’s private house." This obviously will be a disincentive for some visitors. And a massive incentive for others.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Frick Collection is an art museum located in Manhattan, New York City, United States. It is housed in the former Henry Clay Frick House, which was designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed in 1913-1914. John Russell Pope altered and enlarged the building in the early 1930s to adapt it to use as a public institution. It opened to the public on December 16, 1935. The Frick was built at a time when almost every building on Fifth Avenue above 59th Street was a private mansion, with a few private clubs and a hotel. Amidst this wealth, Henry Clay Frick's home was among the most opulent, with private gardens both on the avenue front and in an interior courtyard. The house is worth visiting independent of the collection.

Promotional images for exhibits from Frick official site

Current Exhibitions

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Feb 15, 2011 – May 15, 2011
In 2011 the Frick will present a selection of Rembrandt's works as seen through the eyes of these two renowned collectors, devoting three exhibition spaces to the work of this artist and his school.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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May 22, 2011 – Aug 28, 2011
In March and April 2010, St. Francis underwent a detailed technical examination in the Department of Paintings Conservation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. To understand Bellini’s physical process of creation, specialists peered beneath the picture’s surface using tools including X-radiography, infrared reflectography, and microscopy.

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