Frick to Expand Pay-What-You-Wish Hours with New Weekday Offering

Guest enjoy the Frick's west gallery

Starting in July 2017, The Frick Collection will offer pay-what-you-wish admission every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The new weekday offering will replace the Frick’s current pay-what-you-wish admission on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and extend the special ticketing period from two to four hours. The Wednesday pay-what-you-wish program follows the October 2016 launch of First Fridays, a series of events that offers free museum admission and gallery programs from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday evening of the month (except in September and January). During First Fridays, visitors have access to the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries, where they can enjoy talks and lectures by museum educators and curators, music and dance performances, and open sketching in the Garden Court (with complimentary materials provided by the Frick).

Comments Director Ian Wardropper, “We’ve been thrilled by the response from those who have chosen to start their weekends at the Frick during our free First Friday events, including those New Yorkers who have never before visited. By shifting our pay-what-you-wish period to Wednesdays, we hope to accommodate those audiences who aren’t able to take advantage of these free Friday programs.” In addition to pay-what-you-wish admission, the Frick offers free education programs on select Wednesday afternoons and evenings, including lectures and gallery sketching. A full list of programs can be found at


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