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The beautiful Fifth Avenue mansion and art collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849 - 1919) is one of New York City's finest cultural gems. The museum has an intimate feel compared to its colossal neighbor, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, yet boasts numerous masterpieces, among which are priceless works by Vermeer, Giovanni Bellini, Rembrandt, Holbein, Titian, El Greco, Goya, Van Dyck, Fragonard, and Boucher. The collection boasts one of the highest percentages of "art book" paintings of any museum.
Visiting Mr. Frick's home is a unique opportunity to experience in some vein where and how an American multimillionaire of the industrial age lived. It is a most architecturally exciting home designed by Carrère and Hastings, completed in 1914, and later twice expanded to better accommodate the public. While Mr. Frick was able to enjoy his own masterpiece for only five short years, he generously left it to the public to enjoy through the ages. The fountain in the middle of the house adds to the cool, calm atmosphere. $10.00 admission for students makes it a must stop. On Sunday mornings, the policy of "Pay What You Wish" takes place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No pictures please.
For more information, visit the Frick Collection Website.