New York

United States

1 East 70th Street
Phone: 212-288-0700

The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection was founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), the Pittsburgh coke and steel industrialist. At his death, Mr. Frick bequeathed his New York residence and the most outstanding of his many art works to establish a museum for the purpose of “encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (9)

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Permanent Collection

The Frick Collection, a house museum, has played a very significant role in the United States. It was, and continues to be, the model, the touchstone, for many other collectors and institutions — whether or not they achieve the standards of collecting or the atmosphere of The Frick Collection as we know it today. Since Mr. Frick’s death in 1919, the Collection has expanded both its physical dimensions and its holdings. Approximately one third of the pictures have been acquired since then, and twice — in 1931–35 and 1977 — the building has been expanded to better serve the public.


Several special exhibitions are scheduled annually, please use this link to find out about our current exhibitions,

Previous Exhibitions

You can search and view previous exhibitions by name here,

Forthcoming exhibitions

For information please visit our website,


Admission to The Frick Collection

$15, adults; $10, senior citizens (62 and over); $5, students with valid identification. On Sundays, pay what you wish from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The price of admission includes the Acoustiguide audio tour. Admission is always free for Members.

There is no additional charge for special exhibitions.

Children under the age of 10 are not permitted, and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, see: General Information: The Collection.

Admission to the Frick Art Reference Library

The Frick Art Reference Library was founded to serve "adults with a serious interest in art," among them scholars, art professionals, collectors, and students. The Library is, therefore, open free of charge to all researchers with or without institutional affiliation. Use of the Library requires registration.

Opening hours

Collection Hours

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays
Closed Mondays and holidays

Library Hours

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Check website for summer hours.

Getting there

The Frick Collection is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on 70th Street at the corner of Fifth Avenue. The Frick Art Reference Library is around the corner on 71st Street between Fifth and Madison. Follow this link for more information,


The museum and library are fully accessible to visitors who use wheelchairs or walkers. (The museum and library also have wheelchairs available for visitors on a first-come / first-serve basis.)

Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

Special Events


Arrangements for group visits should be made at least two weeks in advance by telephone (212-288-0700), fax (212-628-4417), letter, or by e-mail to Group visits may be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday. We regret that group reservations cannot be accepted for Saturdays after 12 noon or Sundays.

Please note that we are unable to accommodate, at one time, groups of more than fifty.