A National Historic Monument since 2008, the Frick Collection is celebrated as one of the finest museums in New York City. On permanent display are masterpieces such as Vermeer paintings, a portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, and Fragonard’sThe Progress of Love; you’ll also see rare porcelain, vases, sculptures, and other objects. In addition, the museum holds a rotating array of temporary exhibitions, and features a wide-ranging event series, from concerts and lectures to drawing programs and salon evenings.
Various sightseeing tours of the Upper East Side offer a glimpse of the Frick. To save time at the entrance, book your museum ticket in advance.
Things to Know Before You Go
Free audio guides are available at the Frick.
The Frick’s smartphone app is free to download, and includes information about more than 1,000 artworks on display.
How to Get There
Located at 70th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Frick is easy to get to by subway—take the 6 train to 68th Street or the Q train to 72nd Street. Buses M1, M2, M3, M4, and M72 also serve the area.
When to Get There
The Frick is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The last tickets are sold half an hour prior to closing. Pay-what-you-wish hours are 2pm to 6pm on Wednesday, and admission is free from 6pm to 9pm on the first Friday of the month. The museum is closed on select public holidays.
Other Top-Notch Upper East Side Museums
Home to New York’s Museum Mile, the Upper East Side is an in-demand neighborhood for culture vultures. Following your visit to the Frick, venture to another nearby museum or two, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, or the Neue Galerie.
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