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Fun at The Frick

by habituallychic

10 . 26 . 13
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, I highly recommend making a trip to The Frick Collection to see Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis. Well, first you should order timed tickets online so you don’t have to stand in the queue and then you should head over to Fifth Avenue.  On display is the famous Vermeer painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring and 14 other works that have not traveled in over 30 years.  The Dutch museum is undergoing renovations which makes this exhibition, on view until January 19, 2014, possible.  
Also on display is the beautiful painting The Goldfinch from 1654 which is where the new Donna Tartt book takes its name, The Goldfinch.  You should see the exhibition and read the book which both coincidentally made their debuts on the same day.  While you’re at The Frick, make sure you walk through the permanent collections. The Boucher Room is my favorite and the Fragonard Room is just breathtaking. Bon weekend!
Rembrandt Paintings

Vermeer Paintings

The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius from 1654

The flowers at The Frick perfectly compliment the Dutch paintings. 

The Garden Court designed by John Russell Pope.

The Boucher Room

Water liles in the garden.

Photos 1-3, and 5 by The Frick. Photos 4, 6-10 by Habitually Chic
  • my favorite in NYC! I love the main staircase and the entry hall most

  • I would be there in a heartbeat if I could Heather. The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer has always intrigued me. Have you read the book?

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  • This exhibit just left Atlanta where I saw it. It’s worth the trip. The girl is all she’s billed to be!

  • Going in November when I am there for the IFDPA Print Fair and can’t wait. Have you read The Goldfinch? Did you like it?

  • The paintings are wonderful. Surely, those who can, will make a great choice: visit The Frick Collection.


  • It is such a stunning Museum and well curated!! Love these images, Karolyn

  • I absolutely loved the Frick particularly the central garden. We love moma and of course the Guggenheim but the Frick really rounded out our NYC art experience.
    Thank you for the lovely pictures which reminded me of our wonderful winters day at the Frick in Christmas 2012.

  • The Frick is my favorite museum. Perfect size and amazing collections. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • L O V E the Frick…and a quiet sit in the Garden Court. Add some Dutch masters and you’ve got a pretty nice afternoon.