You won't feel like you're in a museum, as you're in Frick himself's mansion.
An unusual collection.
This museum is unique among its neighbours, firstly due to its location. At the intersection of 70th Street and Central Park, the mansion of tycoon Henry Clay Frick was erected. After his death, his home and large art collection was handed over to the city. Today, a visit to the early 19th century building’s exterior is an experience in itself, but the collection that it houses is extremely unique, even though it isn’t as vast as that of other museums. Paintings by Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco and Vermeer are just a few of the works on display here. Walking through the halls, the arrangement of the collection will make you feel like you are walking through a home that is still very much inhabited. It is also said that the pieces have been kept in the same places as Frick himself had them. In the same vein, the mansion has preserved its original setting and décor.