Monday, April 18, 2016

A Night Out: College Night at the Frick Collection

Earlier this month, my best friend and I ventured over to the east side to visit the Frick Collection for College Night. The Frick Collection puts on College Nights, which include free admission with your university ID, approximately once a month, with a variety of different activities and docent-led tours. The collection is small enough to finish in one night, and spans a wide variety of artists and movements.

Frick Collection Gardens, Photo by Gillian Bashaw
Photos are not allowed in the gallery, but fortunately, they are allowed in the Frick Collection's stunning gardens. For College Night, these gardens were outfitted with a string ensemble, tables for socializing, and a table of refreshments. The gardens provide a truly relaxing atmosphere to take a break between exhibits or just spend time in good company with friends.

Once we finished walking through the collections, we made our way to the gift shop. While I'm naturally a fan of trinkets and souvenirs, I was happy to see that there were prints of almost every work in the museum in various sizes ranging from about $2-$15. I was able to buy a couple of my favorite paintings of the evening in a postcard size, and now my bedroom walls are just a little more artistic.

The Frick Collection is located at 1 East 70th Street and is about a 20-30 minute walk from Fordham Lincoln Center. Upcoming College Nights are scheduled for May 6th and June 24th. The Frick Collection is a hidden gem that is not to be missed!

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