Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Frick Collection

The Frick collection is an amazing gallery of art works that were once owned by Mr Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919).  He donated all of his art work, and his exquisite home in which they are displayed, to the state after his death. 

There are a great variety of works on display, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, clocks and porcelain.  They often change what is on display and not all of the works are available to view at one time.  When I visited my favourites were the stunning Constable landscapes, the beautiful Gainsborough portraits and the Monet. 

The house alone is worth a visit, set off of busy 5th Avenue, it is magnificent.  Each room is decorated elegantly and there is a beautiful indoor garden with water fountains.  It is very quiet inside and you forget that the hustle and bustle of New York is just a few steps away.

The Frick Collection is quite a small gallery, which I liked as I could really take the time to enjoy the art on display and not rush in order to see everything.  I really enjoyed my morning there and would like to go back when they display some of the other works in the collection. 

For more information, opening times and ticket prices visit http://www.frick.org/

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