♠ Posted by ArtMuse at 5:31 PM
On Monday I visited the Frick for the first time, never having known it even existed prior to checking out Googles new 'artproject' website. The museum itself was the residence of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) and houses his diverse (and exquisite ) collection of old master paintings, bronzes, and furniture.
The most extravagant example of the depth (and wealth) of Frick's collection is the 'Fragonard Room' Originally the Fragonard room was Ms. Frick's sitting room, and everything in the room including the moldings on the wall was designed after the 17th and early18th century French Baroque style.
The museum is a real treat, admissions is a bit steep at 18 a person (12 for seniors and 5 with student i.d.) but the pricey ticket for admissions is more than made up for after seeing the fantastic artworks and the free audio tour that you can get which narrates more than 1/2 the works in the museum really makes for a great learning experience. If you have the chance, definitely check it out!
The Frick Museum