NileGuide Expert Says:
Visitors seeking a respite from the dark, art-filled interior of the museum will enjoy a stroll or a sit-down in the beautiful outdoor Garden Court area.
1 E. 70th St
At Fifth Ave
New York City, NY 10021
tel: +1 212 288 0700
fax: +1 212 628 4417
Tues-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Children under 10 are not admitted, while children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The robber baron and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick had this mansion built in 1914 in the 18th-century French style; it was designed by the same architects behind the New York Public Library. Frick declared that his impressive art collection remain on display there after his death, and this museum is the result. In addition to masterpieces by Vermeer, Goya and Rembrandt, this extensive collection goes above and beyond, with works from Degas, Turner, Van Dyck, Velazquez and Whistler, among others.