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2019-06-13 16:38
With summer around the corner, people don't mind waiting in a line that goes around the corner just to see the Frick Collection. "Seeing a collection like this, which is arguably the best, private collection institute art in the United States..is extremely important," said Jasmine from New Jersey. People line up for the First Fridays event at The Frick Collection in New York City on June 7. 2019. (Shiwen/NTD Television) First Friday is quickly becoming the “beloved and well-known New York tradition” Some people take this as a chance to visit the Frick for the first time. First Friday in Garden Court at the Frick Collection, New York on June 7, 2019. (Shiwen/NTD Television) "I’m really excited," said Jenifer. From masterpieces by artists such as Bellini to Tiepolo, all can be seen on a walk through Henry Clay Frick's home. First Friday in The West Gallery at the Frick Collection, New York on June 7. 2019 (Shiwen/NTD Television) Once in the Garden Court, paper and pencils are provided for people to take a break from looking at art to create their own by sketching and drawing. While enjoying live music performance. Open sketch at First Fridays at The Frick Collection in New York City on June 7, 2019. (Shiwen/NTD Television) Art for All Mr. Frick is known as Pittsburgh industrialist, with a little formal education Frick(1849–1919) became a millionaire in the age of 30, by building the world's largest coke (fuel) and steel operations. Before that, he had already started to collect art. For over 40 years, he has been collecting things he loved in his home such as drawings, sculptures, silver, furniture and more. Frick built his home in New York City from 1913 to 1914 which is now open to the public for over 80 years, and it continues to acquire works of art, after Frick’s passing. The Fragonard Room. The Frick Collection, New York. (by Michael Bodycomb) The Dining Room The Frick Collection, New York. (Michael Bodycomb) The Frick collection offers free entrance on the first Friday of every month (except in September and in January), and pay what you wish on Wednesday afternoons. The Epoch Times reporter Milene Fermamdez contributed to this report.