The Frick Joins 17 New York City Museums to Participate in Instagram Swap

#MuseumInstaSwap
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In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, eighteen major New York City area institutions have joined forces to celebrate their unique collections and spaces on Instagram.   All day today, February 2, the museums will post photos from this exciting project.

Each participating museum paired with a sister institution, then set out to take photographs at that institution, capturing objects and moments that resonated with their own collections, exhibitions, and themes. As anticipated, each organization’s unique focus offers a new perspective on their partner museum. Throughout the day, the Frick will showcase its recent visit to the New-York Historical Society on its Instagram feed using the hashtag #MuseumInstaSwap.  Posts will emphasize the connections between the two museums and libraries, both cultural landmarks in New York and both beloved for highlighting the city’s rich history. The public is encouraged to follow and interact to discover what each museum’s Instagram staffer discovered in the other’s space.

A complete list of participating museums follows:

American Museum of Natural History @AMNH
The Museum of Modern Art @themuseumofmodernart
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum @intrepidmuseum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum @cooperhewitt
Museum of the City of New York @MuseumofCityNY
New Museum @newmuseum
The Museum of Arts and Design @madmuseum
Whitney Museum of American Art @whitneymuseum
The Frick Collection @frickcollection
New-York Historical Society @nyhistory
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts @mocada_museum
Neue Galerie New York @neuegalerieny
Queens Museum @queensmuseum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art @metmuseum
Guggenheim Museum @guggenheim
Liberty Science Center @libertysciencecenter
The Studio Museum in Harlem @studiomuseum
The Jewish Museum @thejewishmuseum

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, eighteen major New York City area institutions have joined forces to celebrate their unique collections and spaces on Instagram.   All day today, February 2, the museums will post photos from this exciting project. Each participating museum paired with a sister institution, then set out to take photographs at that institution, capturing objects and moments that resonated with their own collections, exhibitions, and themes. As anticipated, each organization’s unique focus offers a new perspective on their partner museum. Throughout the day, the Frick will showcase its recent visit to the New-York Historical Society on its Instagram feed using the hashtag #MuseumInstaSwap.  Posts will emphasize the connections between the two museums and libraries, both cultural landmarks in New York and both beloved for highlighting the city’s rich history. The public is encouraged to follow and interact to discover what each museum’s Instagram staffer discovered in the other’s space. 

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212.288.0700
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1 East 70th Street, near Fifth Avenue
Museum Hours:

Open six days a week: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Mondays, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Limited hours (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on Lincoln’s Birthday, Election Day, and Veterans Day.

PLEASE NOTE TO YOUR READERS: Children under ten are not admitted to the Collection.

Museum Admission:

$22; senior citizens $17; students $12; “pay what you wish” on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Subway:

#6 local (on Lexington Avenue) to 68th Street station; Bus: M1, M2, M3, and M4 southbound on Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street and northbound on Madison Avenue to 70th Street.

Tour Information:

Included in the price of admission is an Acoustiguide Audio Tour of the permanent collection. The tour is offered in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Shop:

The shop is open the same days as the Museum, closing fifteen minutes before the institution.

Group Museum Visits:

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Public Programs:

A calendar of events is published regularly and is available upon request.