Stephen K. Scher, the co- curator (along with Associate Curator Aimee Ng) of the special exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality, discusses his decades-long fascination of portrait medals.
Director Ian Wardropper thanks Margot Bogert, who recently retired as Chair of the Board of Trustees after twelve years.
Xavier F. Salomon writes about a painting by Richard Parkes Bonington, currently on view in the North Hall. The loan depicts the coastal environs of northern France and complements the Frick’s exhibition Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time.
Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to upcoming events, including programs that celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Center for the History of Collecting.
Director Ian Wardropper discusses a wonderful acquisition of work by the Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory.
Xavier F. Salomon reflects on a work by painter Francesco Guardi that is currently on long-term loan to the Frick and may be seen in the Ante Room. While Guardi typically captured water views of his native city, this charming canvas depicts the garden of a Venetian palazzo.
Associate Curator Aimee Ng discusses a major gift to The Frick Collection and how it dovetails beautifully with the museum’s holdings.
Director Ian Wardropper discusses the evolution of the collection, including recent acquisitions.
The Director looks ahead at the coming months and discusses an innovative education collaboration with the Ghetto Film School.
Van Dyck’s portrait of Cardinal Bentivoglio has left Italy, travelling to the U.S. for the first time, where it is on view at the Frick in the Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture (March 2 through June 5, 2016). This great work is discussed by Xavier F. Salomon, who considers it among the most important loans to the exhibition (and his favorite work in the show).