One of the days that I was in the city, I had an eye doctor’s appointment. My eye doctor is on 71st Street, right up the street from the Frick Collection. I had planned to go, but my eyes were so dilated, I could barely see for the rest of the day. But the Frick is a lovely place, and if you ever come to New York, do try to spend a morning here.
I first came to the Frick as a college student. One of our professors had gotten permission for a private tour, and for them to display their extraordinary collection of illuminated manuscripts. I can tell you, the works these monks had created were gorgeous, and still so very vivid despite the passage of hundreds of years. Simply beautiful.
The Frick is also a beautiful home, and I can just imagine living here back in its day. The curators have maintained the beauty and atmosphere of the Frick home. Below is the view from 5th Avenue. Yes, it takes up the whole street from 70th to 71st Streets. I would love to have been able to see Fifth Avenue at the turn of the century when it was home to more of these lovely mansions. Many of them are now gone, or converted to retail space.
The atrium is one of my favorite places there.
Magnificent works of art in a gorgeous setting. Heaven. Pure heaven. Just another one of New Yorks little known treasures, waiting for you to discover it.
You can see what exhibitions and concerts are currently available at their website.