Andrea F

Day 50: The Frick Collection

In NYC, NYC Museums, things to do in NYC, Upper East Side on July 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm


Ever walk past the mansions of New York and wonder what lies beyond their doors? At 70th Street and Fifth Avenue, inside a gate that stretches a block from North to South stands The Frick Collection. Originally the residence of steel industrialist Henry Clay Frick, the museum houses his collection of art which includes furniture, textiles, decorative arts, drawings and paintings from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century. Walking through the 16-gallery residence-turned museum feels more like a tour for privileged guests than it does the typical New York museum visit. Parquet floors, crown molding, richly patterned wallpapers and window treatments make for a stunning backdrop to the 1100 works of art in Frick’s collection. Take a day to wander through the opulent rooms, down quiet corridors, past soaring windows out to perfectly manicured gardens, amongst the Vermeers and the Whistlers; feel for a moment life of grand, old New York.


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