The Frick Mansion, on Millionaire's Row, was designed by Carrere and Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library, and was intended to "make Carnegie's place look like a miner's shack." It holds the private art collection of Mr. Frick, and was made into a museum after his death. For this reason, it feels more like someone's private home than a public landmark. You'll see nothing more recent than 1880's French Impressionism here; in fact, most of the work is at least a century older than that, with one piece that is nearly seven hundred years old! The Frick Collection is a museum that will appeal mostly to fans of classic sixteenth to eighteenth century European art. It is not recommended for kids.
Saint Francis in Ecstasy by Giovanni Bellini© t-mizo
Self Portrait 1658 Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn© 2010 SuperStock