Colin B. Bailey Appointed Chief Curator of The Frick Collection

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Colin B. Bailey has been appointed to the position of Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. Dr. Bailey, who will join the staff on October 2, 2000, takes on a position held only by one other person since the institution’s public opening in 1935, the recently-retired Curator Edgar Munhall. Mr. Bailey comes to The Frick Collection from the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, where he has been Deputy Director and Chief Curator since January 1998, and was Chief Curator since 1995. He has held a variety of other posts in museums across the United States, among them the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, where he was Senior Curator from 1990 to 1994 and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture from 1989 to 1990; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as Assistant Curator for European Painting and Sculpture from 1985 to 1989; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu where was a Fellow from 1983 to 1984.