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Review of Frick Collection

Frick Collection
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Ranked #11 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Henry Frick once resided in this 18th-century French-style mansion; now its the home of his impressive art collection, which includes Titian, Vermeer, Rembrandt, El Greco, Goya, Whistler and more.
Reviewed 6 August 2012

A connoisseur 's delight. I try to go once a year. Every special exhibit I have seen has been absorbing.
An intimate house museum with classic European art. Superb British portraits in the dining room. I'd like to be able to contribute enough to get invited for dinner.
There are string quartets and other chamber music concerts in the interior courtyard.

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Big, dark, and gloomy...just the place for the ultra rich and powerful to hang out in. But the art, mostly the paintings by the best in the west, were and are worth a visit. Yes, it's crowded; after, it's not the acres inside the Met. Still, a nice way to spend an hour seeing Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Sargent, Van Dyck, Goya, and many other luminaries only the unimaginably rich could afford. Thanks, Mr. Frick, we had a nice time at your home on East 70th Street in the Big Apple.

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

I enjoyed seeing the rooms, the artwork which one is amazed that a private person could collect in their lifetime...

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Reviewed 4 August 2012

The Frick Collection is a great find. It is in a quintessential NYC location on the Upper East Side, and has a fabulous collection. The mansion housing the collection is in itself a work of art and contains many gems, such as Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington. Beyond the paintings there are amazing examples of furniture, decorative pieces, Meissen porcelain and small bronze statues. The intimate setting means you can see all the pieces within a few hours, so you don't feel overwhelmed or like you missed something. Since the museum is meant to be enjoyed as it was when the Frick's called it home, there are minimal cases, ropes or barriers. An audio guide is included in the price of admission, which is so helpful! I've been to the MOMA, the Met, and the Guggenheim and I am so glad I chose to visit the Frick this time!

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Reviewed 3 August 2012

This great museum is in the classic Frick mansion which was completed almost 100 years ago. Frick was a collector of art work and eventually wanted his home to be a museum. He lived there only 5 years when he died. After his wife died in the early 1930s the house was converted into a museum and over the years it has doubled in size, but is still a relatively small, easy to visit place.

There is a 10 film about Frick and the house and museum which should be seen first. There are paintings, furniture and decorative art work in various rooms, some look like they did in the early part of the 20th century. There are quite a few paintings by certain well known artists--Whistler, Goya, Hals, Vermeer (3 paintings), El Greco, Rembrandt, etc. Make sure to visit the lovely enclosed garden to relax and enjoy.

The museum is a member of the National American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) and membership in those museums allows for free admission. There is an audio tour of the art work which is an additonal cost, as well as a booklet, also an additional cost.

This is a great location on Fifth Ave. and 70th Street right across from Central Park and is easily reached by bus.or subway.

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