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Learn more at frick.org/madison. The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The institution’s holdings—which have more than doubled in size since the museum’s opening in 1935—include celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading global resource in the field of art history, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and is open to researchers and the public alike.

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Put up your feet and grab your pup to watch the newest episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" at 5:00 p.m. tonight at the...
10/30/2020

Put up your feet and grab your pup to watch the newest episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" at 5:00 p.m. tonight at thefrick.org/CocktailsRomney. 🐶

Join Curator Aimee Ng on a fascinating journey as she traces the life of Lady Hamilton (née Amy Lyon), who was seventeen years old when she posed for this painting at the Frick by George Romney. As an homage to the sitter's time spent in Naples, this week’s complementary cocktail is a Limoncello Spritz or a sparkling lemonade mocktail with mint.

Catch up on past episodes anytime at youtube.com/frickcollection. Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

George Romney (British, 1734–1802), Lady Hamilton as "Nature," 1782. Oil on canvas, 29 7/8 x 24 3/4 in. (75.9 x 62.9 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

This Monday at 1:00 p.m. join TEFAF New York and Apollo Magazine for a free online program, "Old Masters, New Spaces: Hi...
10/30/2020
Old Masters, New Spaces: Historical Art in Modernist Buildings

This Monday at 1:00 p.m. join TEFAF New York and Apollo Magazine for a free online program, "Old Masters, New Spaces: Historical Art in Modernist Buildings," with the Frick's Curator Aimee Ng and others discussing displaying historical art in modern spaces.

Register ⬇️

A Live Tour with National Gallery

On #NationalCatDay get fur-miliar with two felines in the Frick's collection. This pair of Qing Dynasty porcelain lions ...
10/29/2020

On #NationalCatDay get fur-miliar with two felines in the Frick's collection. This pair of Qing Dynasty porcelain lions came into Henry Clay Frick's possession in 1915, from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan.

Lion (Two of a Pair), Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 1644–1911. Famille verte porcelain, h. 19 in. (48.3 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Midweek #mood. Is it Friday yet?—Workshop of Severo da Ravenna (Italian, ca. 1496–ca. 1543), Atlas Supporting Globe of H...
10/28/2020

Midweek #mood. Is it Friday yet?

Workshop of Severo da Ravenna (Italian, ca. 1496–ca. 1543), Atlas Supporting Globe of Heaven (detail), late 16th century. Bronze, h. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Don't miss the final two sessions of the Symposium on the History of Art, presented by the Frick and The Institute of Fi...
10/27/2020

Don't miss the final two sessions of the Symposium on the History of Art, presented by the Frick and The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. The long-running annual program brings together graduate students from across the Northeast to present original art-historical research to their peers and the public. 📖

This year, for the first time, the symposium is presented digitally. Register at thefrick.org/Symposium.

This Friday at 4:00 p.m., join Michelle McCarthy-Behler, Reference Librarian, on Zoom for a free webinar highlighting th...
10/26/2020

This Friday at 4:00 p.m., join Michelle McCarthy-Behler, Reference Librarian, on Zoom for a free webinar highlighting the ownership histories of three objects connected with the Frick Library. Through these case studies, participants will gain insight into provenance resources. Register: thefrick.org/ProvenanceStories

Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Girl from the Sabine Mountains, 1832. Oil on canvas, 74 x 62 cm

In the spirit of #NationalArtistsDay, we're spotlighting the #FrickArchives' collection of photographs of artists in the...
10/25/2020

In the spirit of #NationalArtistsDay, we're spotlighting the #FrickArchives' collection of photographs of artists in their Parisian studios, around 1885 to 1890. 📸

The collection offers a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the working spaces of seventy-four historic artists. Many of the images were taken by Eduardo Fiorillo, and about one-third are annotated with anecdotes by artist Frank W. Stokes, who collected the photographs.

Which studio space would you most want to work in? 🎨

1. Anna Klumpke (American, 1856–1942), ca. 1885–90 #FrickArchives
2. Ulpiano Fernández Checa (Spanish, 1860–1916), ca. 1885–90
3. Henri Honoré Plé (French, 1853–1922), ca. 1885–90
4. Madeleine-Jeanne Coll Lemaire (French 1845–1928), ca. 1885–90
5. Arturo Michelena (Venezuelan, 1863–1898), ca. 1885–90

Halloween is one week away! Get into the spooky spirit with a new curated virtual gallery—exclusively available on the B...
10/24/2020

Halloween is one week away! Get into the spooky spirit with a new curated virtual gallery—exclusively available on the Bloomberg Connects app—that explores the monsters and beasts lurking in the collection of the Frick.

In almost every culture through the ages, monsters appear in mythology, folklore, and religion. Take a peek at some of the creatures you'll encounter in this new online offering. 👀

Download the app today at frick.org/app.

10/23/2020
Bertoldo di Giovanni, "The Pazzi Conspiracy"

Kick off your weekend with an art-historical happy hour hosted by the Frick.

At 5:00 p.m. join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon with a Cardinale cocktail, or a blood orange juice mocktail, as he discusses the chaotic Pazzi Conspiracy. The 1478 coup against the Medici in the cathedral of Florence is recounted on a convention-busting medal by Bertoldo di Giovanni.

Watch at thefrick.org/CocktailsBertoldo.

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Bertoldo di Giovanni (Italian, ca. 1440–1491), The Pazzi Conspiracy, 1478. Bronze, diam. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm). Scher Collection; promised gift to The Frick Collection

Get a closer look—this patinated-bronze figure is one of three female musicians perched on the base of a large candelabr...
10/22/2020

Get a closer look—this patinated-bronze figure is one of three female musicians perched on the base of a large candelabrum. 🕯️ While she plays a pair of pipes, another beats a raised tambourine, and the third claps a pair of castanets. The melodious ensemble features decorative motifs commonly found in other pieces of the period, including gilt grapevines and flowers.

Candelabrum Vase (detail), French, ca. 1785. Gilt and patinated bronze, lapis lazuli, and marble, 45 1/2 × 19 1/4 in. (115.6 × 48.9 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Happy birthday to Frick Collection artist Jacques Jonghelinck! At the age of twenty-three, the Antwerp native began rece...
10/21/2020

Happy birthday to Frick Collection artist Jacques Jonghelinck! At the age of twenty-three, the Antwerp native began receiving important commissions from members of the Spanish court and royal family. Later in his career, Jonghelinck became master of the mint, focusing his practice on the production of medals.

Compare the medal of Don Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba, with the bronze bust of the same sitter, both completed by Jonghelinck in 1571.

Sailing easy into the afternoon with Aelbert Cuyp's "River Scene." The celebrated Dutch landscape painter was born on th...
10/20/2020

Sailing easy into the afternoon with Aelbert Cuyp's "River Scene." The celebrated Dutch landscape painter was born on this day 400 years ago in Dordrecht. ⛵

Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, 1620–1691), River Scene, 17th century. Oil on panel, 23 1/8 × 29 1/8 in. (58.7 × 74 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Don't miss the final two sessions of the widely attended online lecture series "Collecting Impressions," presented by th...
10/19/2020

Don't miss the final two sessions of the widely attended online lecture series "Collecting Impressions," presented by the Frick Art Reference Library's Center for the History of Collecting.

This Wednesday, October 21, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., join Blair Asbury Brooks, Ph.D. candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY, for a presentation of the unlikely story of Jewish collector Heinz Berggruen (1914–2007), who fled Germany and later built a career as a gallerist in post-war Paris, becoming one of Picasso's print dealers.

Next Wednesday, October 28, Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, concludes the four-part series with an interview with print collectors Leslie and Johanna Garfield and Jordan Schnitzer.

Each session is free. Register today at frick.org/programs/library/center_for_collecting.

This series is co-organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Drawings and Prints and made possible through the support of the IFPDA Foundation.

Heinz Berggruen in his apartment. Date and photographer unknown

Celebrating #Inktober with a skillful pen-and-ink landscape by Rembrandt. 🖋️With short, darting strokes and thick, loopi...
10/19/2020

Celebrating #Inktober with a skillful pen-and-ink landscape by Rembrandt. 🖋️

With short, darting strokes and thick, looping lines, Rembrandt achieves a sense of spatial recession, light, and atmosphere in this scene, made from direct observation.

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Landscape with Cottage, Trees, and Stream, ca. 1650. Pen with brown ink, brown and gray wash on paper, 6 5/16 x 9 1/16 in. (16 x 23 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

On this day in 1916 Henry Clay Frick purchased "The Four Seasons." 🌸 François Boucher created the series of paintings fo...
10/18/2020

On this day in 1916 Henry Clay Frick purchased "The Four Seasons." 🌸 François Boucher created the series of paintings for one of the many residences of his major patron, Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV. Their unusual shape suggests that they were probably intended as overdoor decorations.

Visit thefrick.org/BoucherSeasons to take a closer look at all four works.

Installation view of François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), The Four Seasons: Autumn, 1755. Oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (56.5 x 73 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Would you rather spend a sunny Saturday overlooking the Cannaregio Canal in Venice or traversing the hills of Tivoli? ☀️
10/17/2020

Would you rather spend a sunny Saturday overlooking the Cannaregio Canal in Venice or traversing the hills of Tivoli? ☀️

Examine two extraordinary Mughal carpets in tonight's episode of "Cocktails with a Curator." At 5:00 p.m. join Deputy Di...
10/16/2020

Examine two extraordinary Mughal carpets in tonight's episode of "Cocktails with a Curator." At 5:00 p.m. join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon for a closer look at these skillfully crafted textiles, likely created during the reign of Shah Jahan, who is best known for building the Taj Mahal. Rarely on view, the carpets will be on display at Frick Madison in early 2021. This week’s complementary cocktail is a Chai Martini.

Watch at thefrick.org/CocktailsCarpets. 📺

Catch up on past episodes anytime at youtube.com/frickcollection. Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

On this day in 1933 construction of the #FrickLibrary building began. 🏗️Did you know that the Frick Art Reference Librar...
10/16/2020

On this day in 1933 construction of the #FrickLibrary building began. 🏗️

Did you know that the Frick Art Reference Library's first home was in the bowling alley in the basement of the family residence? Starting in 1924, it occupied a single-story structure at 6 East 71st Street until the newly constructed library building opened its doors in 1935.

Construction of Frick Art Reference Library building, October 18 & 23, 1933. Photos: Alfred Cook #FrickArchives

Don't forget to use soap 🧼 It's #GlobalHandwashingDay—Black-and-white photographic reproduction of Frans van Mieris the ...
10/15/2020

Don't forget to use soap 🧼 It's #GlobalHandwashingDay

Black-and-white photographic reproduction of Frans van Mieris the Younger, (1689–1763), Young Woman Washing Her Hands. 25 1/4 x 20 in. (64 x 51 cm) #FrickPhotoarchive

Find it at the #FrickLibrary: "Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910–1990" investigates the profound impact of three...
10/15/2020

Find it at the #FrickLibrary: "Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910–1990" investigates the profound impact of three Latin American revolutions—in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua—on the visual arts and on cultural policy.

While the Frick Art Reference Library is closed, read this volume digitally at bit.ly/3dtNkN2. Learn more about accessing the library's collections remotely with the help of our reference staff at frick.org/library.

#HispanicHeritageMonth 🇲🇽 🇨🇺 🇳🇮

David Craven, Art and Revolution in Latin America, 1910–1990. Yale University Press, 2006

10/14/2020
Frick on the Move: A Virtual Gala

You're invited to the Frick's first-ever virtual gala, Frick on the Move, an evening of inspirational programming celebrating The Frick Collection. ✨ Alongside appearances by special guests, the event on Monday, October 19, will feature an exciting new episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" with Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, and an exclusive look at the museum's second floor with Curator Aimee Ng. 🏛️

All proceeds from the event benefit the full range of programs at The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library.

Visit frick.org/virtual_gala to learn more and to purchase your tickets today.

10/13/2020
Michael Gallagher: "Conservation of Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV"

Ten years ago, Velázquez's "Philip IV" was cleaned for the first time in more than sixty years. Hear from Conservator Michael Gallagher, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, about the process to restore the painting's gleaming surface. ⬇️

The "Portrait of Philip IV" by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) returned recently from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, having been cleaned fo...

Presented jointly by the Frick and the The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, since 1940, the Symposium on the History of Art ...
10/11/2020

Presented jointly by the Frick and the The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, since 1940, the Symposium on the History of Art welcomes graduate students from fifteen different schools to present original research in the field of art history to both their peers and the public.

This year, the free symposium will be held on Zoom, taking place Fridays, October 16, 23, 30, and November 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Attend just one session or enjoy them all! Register now at nyu.edu/gsas/dept/fineart/events/frick.htm

1. Z. Serena Qiu, University of Pennsylvania: Photographer unknown, Chinese Village (detail), 1893, designed by Horatio Wilson and Oliver Marble, published in "The Dream City: A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World’s Columbian Exposition" (St. Louis: N.D. Thompson, 1893)
2. Shannon Steiner, Binghamton University/Bryn Mawr College: Reliquary of the True Cross (Limburg Staurotheke), detail of lid. Cloisonné enamel on gold, gilded silver, and precious stones. Made in Constantinople, ca. 964-65. Diözesanmuseum Bistum Limburg, Limburg an der Lahn
3. Caitlin Play, Rutgers University: Tribuna (detail of drum and vault), 1583-89. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Hang on to your hat, new curated galleries are now on the app! 🎩Download the Bloomberg Connects app at frick.org/app to ...
10/10/2020

Hang on to your hat, new curated galleries are now on the app! 🎩

Download the Bloomberg Connects app at frick.org/app to begin exploring the collection thematically with guided audio from Frick curatorial staff. In the newest online gallery, Gemma McElroy, Curatorial Assistant, reflects on the representation of hats throughout paintings, porcelain, enamels, and even a tapestry in the Frick's collection.

Baron François Gérard (French, 1770–1837), Portrait of Camillo Borghese, ca. 1810. Oil on canvas, 83 7/8 × 54 11/16 in. (213 × 138.9 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Add some art to your evening ✨ Tune in at 5:00 p.m. for the latest episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" at bit.ly/3dfD4...
10/09/2020

Add some art to your evening ✨

Tune in at 5:00 p.m. for the latest episode of "Cocktails with a Curator" at bit.ly/3dfD4bu. This week, Curator Aimee Ng explores the life of Lodovico Capponi, the subject of a sixteenth-century portrait at the Frick by Agnolo Bronzino. Join Aimee with an Aperol Spritz or a sparkling mocktail as she examines what some of the details—from his black-and-white outfit to the partially obscured cameo in his right hand—may tell us about the young man and his life.

Catch up on past episodes anytime at youtube.com/frickcollection. Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Agnolo Bronzino (Italian, 1503–1572), Lodovico Capponi, 1550–55. Oil on poplar panel, 45 7/8 x 33 3/4 in. (116.5 x 85.7 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo made a name for himself in seventeenth-century Seville. Best know for his religious pa...
10/07/2020

Painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo made a name for himself in seventeenth-century Seville. Best know for his religious paintings—including his many notable representations of the Immaculate Conception—Murillo also painted genre scenes and a handful of portraits, including two surviving self-portraits, one of which (seen below) resides at the Frick. This work was probably a private piece, originally made for his own family.

Did you know: This self-portrait was the first Spanish painting ever acquired by Henry Clay Frick, who later purchased many masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya.

#HispanicHeritageMonth 🇪🇸

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617−1682), Self-Portrait, ca. 1650−55. Oil on canvas, 42 1/8 x 30 1/2 in. (107 x 77.5 cm). The Frick Collection; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Frick II, 2014

10/05/2020
Miss Mary Edwards | What's Her Story?

The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. In celebration of this landmark occasion, the Frick is highlighting stories of women who made, appear in, collected, and took care of art in our collection in an online mini-series.

Curator Aimee Ng is continuing the series with a look at a portrait of Miss Mary Edwards, a woman who took her life and legacy into her own hands. #WhatsHerStory

Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay with this otherworldly creature, the #FrickPick of Lorenzo De Los Angeles, Reference Assistant...
10/04/2020

Celebrate #WorldAnimalDay with this otherworldly creature, the #FrickPick of Lorenzo De Los Angeles, Reference Assistant at the Frick Library. "This is an imaginative depiction of a fictional sea-monster. While small in scale, it possesses a great deal of outsize character and quirky charm. Its open-mouthed expression suggests that it is either laughing or caught by surprise!"

What work in the collection do you want to see? Nominate your #FrickPick in the comments below.

Severo da Ravenna (Italian, ca. 1496–ca. 1543), Sea-Monster, ca. 1510. Bronze, 4 1/2 × 9 3/4 × 6 3/4 in. (11.4 × 24.8 × 17.1 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

Take a moment to pause with Anton Zwengauer's "Autumn Morning." 🍃 #MuseumMomentofZen— Photographic reproduction of Anton...
10/03/2020

Take a moment to pause with Anton Zwengauer's "Autumn Morning." 🍃 #MuseumMomentofZen

Photographic reproduction of Anton Zwengauer (German, 1810–1884), Autumn Morning, 1841. Oil on canvas, 14 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (37.5 x 32.5 cm) #FrickPhotoarchive

The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Tonight at 5:00 p.m., "Cocktails with a Curator" continues...
10/02/2020

The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Tonight at 5:00 p.m., "Cocktails with a Curator" continues at https://bit.ly/3nd1SW0.

Sip on a champagne cocktail or a complementary ginger ale mocktail as Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, offers insights into the final ten canvases in Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Progress of Love series. Together we'll discover how the paintings made their way from France to the Frick’s Fragonard Room.

In case you missed it, watch last week's episode on the first four works in Fragonard's series at youtube.com/frickcollection.

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806), The Progress of Love: Reverie, 1790–91. Oil on canvas, 125 1/8 x 77 5/8 in. (317.8 x 197.2 cm). The Frick Collection, New York

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The Frick Collection is your home for art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Founded by Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), the museum offers visitors intimate encounters with one of the world’s foremost collections of European fine and decorative arts. The institution’s holdings—which have more than doubled in size since the museum’s opening in 1935—include celebrated works by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Ingres, Bellini, Vermeer, and more. The Frick Art Reference Library, a leading global resource in the field of art history, was established one hundred years ago by Helen Clay Frick and is open to researchers and the public alike.

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