Past Exhibitions: 1989

Painting of Abraham leading Isaac up a mountain

In Pursuit of Quality: 25 Years of Collecting Old Masters, Paintings from The Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

November 15, 1989 to January 14, 1990

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, The Frick Collection presented an unprecedented loan exhibition of seventeen pictures, spanning the period from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century.

Painting of regatta on a Venetian canal

Venice/Paris (Guardi, Whistler, and Meryon)

March 23, 1989 to June 18, 1989

An exhibition focusing on the cities of Venice and Paris as depicted in paintings, drawings, and prints in The Frick Collection. The exhibition included two canvases depicting scenes of Venice by Francesco Guardi that are normally displayed in the main reading room of the Frick Art Reference Library; three pastels of Venetian subjects by J.A.M. Whistler; the twelve etchings that comprised Whistler’s First Venice Set; and thirteen etchings by Charles Meryon providing vivid images of Paris as it appeared in the mid-nineteenth century.

watercolor painting of boat on the river Seine in Paris.

Francois-Marius Granet: Watercolors from the Musée Granet at Aix-en-Provence

November 21, 1988 to January 15, 1989

An exhibition of sixty watercolors by Granet lent by The Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence, organized by The Frick Collection. The works were painted after 1830 and show views of Paris, Versailles, and the Ile-de-France. After New York, the show traveled to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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