The Frick Collection was created by Henry Clay Frick's bequest in 1919, and it's housed in the Fifth Avenue mansion where Frick's family used to live. The coke and steel magnate had it built expressly to house his hundreds of works of fine and decorative art, and wanted it to be open to the public after his family was no longer living in the home. The website for the Collection is impressive, and offers a "Virtual Tour" of eight spaces inside and outside of the mansion. The virtual tour offers visitors the opportunity to view a list of artworks in each gallery, in addition to viewing the contents of the galleries. Visitors interested in reading about art, will be interested in the Frick Art Reference Library, which is located around the corner from the Frick Collection. Under "Research" on the menu across the top, visitors will find links to the "Library", "Archives", and more.
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