Led by trained museum educators, online visits invite students to look closely 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. Online visits can be paired with the purchase of a group ticket reservation for classes that wish to visit Frick Madison in person. Please note that lecturing is not permitted in the galleries. See our visitor guidelines for more information.
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 guided visits.
Online visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET). Visits last 45–60 minutes.
Online visits accommodate a maximum of 40 students.
All online visits for schools, colleges, and universities are free. Online visits can be paired with the purchase of a group ticket reservation for classes that wish to visit Frick Madison in person.
AccessibilityThe 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 www.frick.org/accessibility.
- 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 Online Visits for Schools, Colleges, and Universities is provided by the Christian Keesee Charitable Trust and Epstein Teicher Philanthropies.
Online Visits for Schools, Colleges, and Universities 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.