The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection is a must see for any art lover visiting New York City. Housed in the Henry Clay Frick House located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. As far as NYC museums go, it isn’t the most hip, but it’s definitely a hot destination for art lovers all over the world. The small museum started out many years ago as the personal collection of art collector Henry Frick, and today has become one of the premier small museums in the country. The permanent collection includes well maintained paintings by the masters, as well as antique furniture preserved and displayed in Frick’s own residence. The collection most notably contains masterpieces and better-known works by classic European artists, such as Johannes Vermeer’s Mistress and the Maid and Pierro de la Francesca’s St John the Evangelist. There is also an extensive collection of 18th century furniture, rugs, and porcelain. The collection is full of must-see pieces, and admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students. On Sundays you can visit the museum for free and “pay what you wish” between 11 and 1:00. If you’re visiting the city and hope to see all of New York’s great cultural institutions, you can’t skip the Frick !