The Frick Collection

Housed in one of New York’s last great Gilded Age homes, The Frick Collection provides visitors with an unparalleled opportunity for intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of fine and decorative arts. The house and collection originated with Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), who bequeathed his home and collection of Western paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts for the enjoyment of the public. Since it first opened as a museum in 1935, The Frick Collection has continued to add to its holdings, which encompass masterworks from the Renaissance through the early modern period. Adjacent to the Collection is the Frick Art Reference Library, founded nearly one hundred years ago by Henry Clay Frick’s daughter Helen Clay Frick and recognized as one of the top resources of its kind in the world. Today, the Frick offers a range of exhibitions, concerts, and educational programs throughout the year, and continues to provide visitors with indelible arts experiences in a setting of tranquil contemplation.

Free Admission

All Hunter students receive free admission to The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library with valid CUNY student ID.

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The Frick Collection offers internship opportunities throughout the school year and summer for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in careers in art museums and libraries. Students with strong backgrounds in Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, or Library Science are encouraged to apply.

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Education programs at the Frick provide a vital, diverse, and probing dialogue between The Frick Collection and the public through a commitment to excellence in gallery teaching and an array of programs of the highest quality.

Wednesday Atelier

Artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch in the tranquil, historic galleries of the Frick on selected Wednesdays. Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Drawing materials are provided. Free online registration includes after-hours admission to selected galleries. Visit to view schedule and register for upcoming sessions.

Gallery Conversations

Dedicate an hour to a great work of art. Gallery conversations engage participants with a single artwork through informal conversation. Program sessions take place on selected Saturdays; visit to register.

Art Dialogues

Cultivate a deeper appreciation for art through lively discussion with fellow art enthusiasts. Dialogues take place after hours on selected Fridays, visit to register.

First Fridays

Museum admission and gallery programs are free from 6:00 through 9:00 p.m. the first Friday of every month except September and January. Enjoy gallery talks, music performances, and sketching, or simply find yourself in the company of the Old Masters. Visit to view the schedule.

Guided Group Visits

Groups from the Hunter community are welcome to schedule guided visits of The Frick Collection. Led by experienced museum educators, groups will explore great works of art through close looking and lively, in-depth discussion. Visits can be tailored to the needs of specific courses or groups. The guided visit fee is waived for all groups from Hunter College. Please contact for more information.



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