Accessibility

We strive to make The Frick Collection as inclusive as possible and are working consistently to expand the accessibility services we offer.

For questions or suggestions, please contact us at accessibility@frick.org.


Frick Madison’s galleries are closed. The Frick Art Reference Library’s reading room remains open by appointment until further notice, and an array of programming is offered online. We anticipate reopening our renovated Fifth Avenue buildings in late 2024.



PROGRAMS

Upcoming Programs Recent Videos

The Frick Collection offers a variety of programs, online through Zoom. All online programs include live CART captioning by default. Additional services are listed below.

The registration form for each program allows users to submit accessibility service requests or questions. We ask for two weeks’ advance notice but will make every effort to accommodate all requests.

For assistance with program registration or other inquiries, please contact accessibility@frick.org.

American Sign Language Interpretation

 

For online programs, the interpreter will be visible in a pinned window on Zoom.

CART Captioning

 

Live CART captioning is provided for all public programs on Zoom. Live captioning features text provided live by a human interpreter.

Copy of Presentation Materials

 

Upon request, a copy of slides and presentation materials will be provided for download prior to an online program’s session.

Other

Other services are available; please check individual programs’ registration forms. If a service is not listed, please make a note on the form or contact accessibility@frick.org.


WEBSITE

The Frick Collection believes in making art accessible to all, and we strive to make our digital spaces as accessible as our physical ones. Our website has been designed with an inclusive-for-all framework. The Frick is committed to continuously aligning with the most up-to-date Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), currently version 2.1, level AA criteria. We have included clear verbal descriptions of our works of art for screen readers. We also include transcripts for all audio content and closed captions for all videos. Please contact us with any questions, or suggestions for improvement.

Audio Transcripts

 

Transcripts are available on the Frick website and Bloomberg Connects app.

Videos

 

Closed captioning is available for all videos.


AUDIO GUIDE

 

The Frick's guide on the Bloomberg Connects app is built to be used by people of all abilities. The audio player includes a transcript system, the video player includes closed captioning, and the images all include alternative text. The app is compatible with the accessibility features built into iPhone and Android devices, including zoom, voiceover, and activation.

Audio devices are not available for loan.

Audio content available on the Bloomberg Connects app is also available on the Audio section of the website. 



TRANSPORTATION

Visit the Frick Art Reference Library at 30 East 75th Street.

By Subway

 

Closest station: 6 train at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue

Most convenient ADA-accessible stations:

  • Q train at 72nd Street and Second Avenue
  • 1/2/3 train at 72nd Street and Broadway
  • At both of these stations, transfer to the crosstown M72 bus to Madison Avenue and 72nd Street

Check the subway station’s Elevator & Escalator Status on the day of your visit.

By Bus

 
  • Northbound M1, M3, and M4 to Madison Avenue and 74th Street
  • Southbound M1, M3, and M4 to Fifth Avenue and 75th Street
  • Crosstown M72 to Madison Avenue and 72nd Street

Drop-Offs

 

Taxis, rideshares, and private vehicles may drop off passengers in front of the entrance at 30 East 75th Street. Ring the door on the right for entry.

Pick-Ups

 

Taxis, rideshares, and private vehicles pick up at 30 East 75th Street.

Parking

 

Limited street parking is available. There are parking garages in the area.

Citi Bike

 

Citi Bike rental stations are located at 76th Street and Park Avenue, 72nd Street and Park Avenue, and 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.


VISITOR INFORMATION

Wheelchair Access

 

All public areas are wheelchair accessible. Visitors may use manual and electric wheelchairs, motorized mobility scooters, walkers, canes, and other mobility aids in all public areas.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service Animals

 

Service animals are welcome.

Restrooms and Water Fountains

 

Accessible restrooms are located on the Lower Ground Level (LG), with a water fountain nearby.  Please note that we do not allow any liquids or bottles in the reading room (unless medically necessary).

Braille

 

Braille signage is available at the elevators and restroom entrances.


SECURITY PROCEDURES

Bag Check

 

Upon entering and exiting, a security officer will conduct a hand-check of all bags, briefcases, purses, packages, containers, and personal mobility devices. We do not allow any liquids or bottles in the reading room (unless medically necessary).

We strive for all visitors, program attendees, guests, and staff at the Frick Art Reference Library to be safe and free from statements and behavior deemed to be abusive, discriminatory, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate. We reserve the right to remove anyone who violates this policy.

We strictly prohibit firearms or weapons of any kind. We also prohibit objects including knives, scissors, tools, spray paint, and any other item the Frick deems to be a concern. Smoking (including use of e-cigarettes) is not permitted.

Coat Check

 

Purses or bags that exceed the dimensions of 9” x 12” x 3” must be self-checked in the reading room. All laptop and camera cases must be self-checked. All coats and other outerwear must be self-checked in the reading room. Luggage is not permitted and will not be checked.

Closures

Visitors will not be admitted to the reading room after 5:30 p.m.

The reading room begins to close at 5:45 p.m.

All public restrooms close 10 minutes before the reading room's closure.


CONTACT US

Email: accessibility@frick.org

Phone | Education Programs: 212-547-0704

Phone | Library Programs: 212-547-0641


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