By Paola Acosta
CUNY students and faculty can get free tickets to the Frick Madison Art Exhibition. The internationally recognized exhibition holds the historic Frick Collection, which includes masterpieces from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.
The collection originated with Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), who opened his home, artwork, and ornamental arts to the public for their enjoyment. Since the museum opened in 1935, the institution’s collections have expanded throughout the years and more than doubled in size. It has provided free services to students, researchers, and members of the public for decades and is regarded as one of the best study institutions for art history.
The exhibit’s location spreads across three floors. Each floor contains different rooms, each unique to a specific artist or artwork from a particular time period. The second floor displays paintings by artists like Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt Harmensz from the 17th century. The third floor displays Italian sculptures and early religious paintings from the 1470s. French sculptures and British portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries can be found on the fourth floor.
The building also includes a reading room available by appointment and a café open to the public.
The exhibition’s original historic building, located at 1 East 70th Street, is closed for renovation. Its temporary location is at 945 Madison Ave, five blocks away. The renovation will improve new spaces for programs, conservation, education, the exhibition of art and enhance amenities and accessibility in general.
All current CUNY students and faculty have a free +1 admission, plus a 10% discount on all purchases at the museum cafè if they sign up with this link: https://ybephbsyus.formstack.com/forms/frick_collection_tickets