Online Visits for Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Led by trained museum educators, online visits invite students to look closely at and engage critically with 2–3 works of art from the permanent collection. Frick educators facilitate discussions based on students’ observations and curiosities, aiming for depth rather than breadth. Visits build analytical and descriptive skills and can be tailored to meet a wide range of curricular goals.

Conversations can explore topics including how artists develop narratives; how materials and formal choices shape meaning; portraiture’s power to fashion identity; intersections between art, society, and historical and present-day contexts; as well as the history of the museum and collecting practices. Sketching activities can be incorporated into visits as a tool for close looking, and introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library are available for research-focused courses at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Visits are conducted via Zoom, or on your preferred platform.


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Grade Level

Online visits are available to students in grades 5 through 12, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. After-school and homeschool groups, as well as senior centers, are welcome to book online guided visits.


Online visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET). Visits last 45–60 minutes. Multi-part visits are also available to book for separate days, upon request.

Group Size

Online visits accommodate a maximum of 40 students.


All online visits for schools, colleges, and universities are free. 


The following services are available by request. Please select the appropriate option(s) on the request form. We ask for two weeks advance notice but will make every effort to accommodate all requests, including those made within two weeks of the visit. For more information about accessibility at the Frick, visit
  • Live captioning: text provided live by a human interpreter.  
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter: a live interpreter will be visible in a pinned video window to provide ASL interpretation.
  • Copy of slides prior to the session: presentation materials will be provided for download before the visit.


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Support for education programs, including Guided School and College Visits, is provided by the Charina Endowment Fund and Christian Keesee. Additional support is provided by Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Dominique † and Gail Clavel in honor of Elizabeth Eveillard, Thomas Giallorenzi in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paino, The Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation, and an anonymous foundation.

Programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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