The Frick Museum–What a Gem!

Frick Museum

A more stunning building than the Carnegie mansion, with an equally stunning art collection, to boot!

The Frick is one of the pre-eminent art museums in the United States, with a high-quality collection of old master paintings and fine furniture housed within the former residence of Mr. Frick himself. It also happens to be my favorite museum in the city because of  its delightful blend of a spacious home with a knock-your-socks-off art collection. You could be looking at a Holbein the Younger portrait of Sir Thomas More in one gallery and turn the corner and come face to face with a stunning Vermeer in another.

Frick was an avid art collector throughout his business career and his daughter enhanced the collection after his death. He even planned that his house, completed in 1914 where he lived until his death in 1919, would become a museum to display the art that he’d acquired.

Since the main character, Christopher Middleton, in my young adult adventure series, Central Park Story, lives a block away from this iconic museum, I have included it in several passages in my books.

 

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