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Get Free Admission to Frick Museum on Friday Nights Starting in October

By Shaye Weaver | September 9, 2016 4:11pm | Updated on September 12, 2016 8:42am
 The Frick is located on Fifth Avenue between East 70th and 71st streets.
The Frick is located on Fifth Avenue between East 70th and 71st streets.
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The Frick Collection

UPPER EAST SIDE — Starting Oct. 7, you can get into the Frick Collection to see hundreds of European paintings, sculptures, and more, for free each first Friday of every month, according to museum officials.

Frick First Fridays will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., every first Friday of every month, except January, giving visitors free access to the permanent collection, special exhibition galleries, talks, lectures, performances and open sketching in the Garden Court with free materials, the museum's website states.

Vermeer, Goya, Degas, Van Dyck, Rembrandt and other world-renowned artists are represented in the many artworks on view inside the 1 East 70th St. mansion.

And the collection's exhibit "Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection," of 100 pieces of porcelain from the 1700s, will be on display through April 2.

Typically admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students and "pay what you wish" on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every once in awhile, the Frick would offer free admission on Friday nights, but now it will be a continual thing.

The collection also offers free college nights for students occasionally.

The museum's director, Ian Wardropper, said this week in a statement that that its evening hours have become more popular "for their unique combination of access and engaging programming. These nights have occurred throughout the year at various intervals, and we hope that in offering them regularly at the start of the month, they will become a beloved and well-known New York tradition.”

For more information on dates, visit the collection's website.