Past Exhibitions

Fuseli to Menzel: Drawings and Watercolors in the Age of Goethe

June 23, 1998 to September 6, 1998

The age of Goethe, Beethoven, and Kant was also a brilliant period for the visual arts in Germany. This exhibition — culled from the holdings of the Winterstein family of Munich, the world's most comprehensive and important private collection of German drawings and watercolors of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries — afforded viewers an opportunity to study fine works by forty-nine artists from the greatest period of German drawing.

Robert Adam — The Creative Mind: From the Sketch to the Finished Drawing

December 16, 1997 to April 5, 1998

Sixty-six drawings and watercolors by the renowned eighteenth-century architect Robert Adam, his brother and partner James, and artists employed in their office were on view at The Frick Collection from December 16, 1997, through April 5, 1998. The works were selected from the 9,000 Adam drawings acquired by Sir John Soane in 1833, virtually all of the surviving sheets that were kept by Robert and James Adam themselves.

From the Louvre to The Frick Collection: Poussin's The Arcadian Shepherds

October 25, 1997 to January 25, 1998

With extraordinary generosity, the Musée du Louvre loaned one of the most celebrated icons of French art: Nicolas Poussin's The Arcadian Shepherds. This image of four shepherds solemnly meditating over the inscription they have discovered on a tomb — Et in Arcadia Ego (“Even in Arcadia [there] am I”) — has come to be regarded as the quintessence of the art of Poussin (1594-1665). It has been copied, imitated, and evoked by numerous artists, and discussed by connoisseurs, historians, and writers since it was acquired by Louis XIV for the French royal collections in 1685.

Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection from 1998-95.

1988 Exhibitions

Francois-Marius Granet: Watercolors from the Musée Granet at Aix-en-Provence, November 21, 1988 – January 15, 1989 (with catalog).

Henry Clay Frick, The Young Collector, June 7 – August 7, 1988 (with checklist).

1989 Exhibitions

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