Enamels Room Reopens July 25 Featuring an Important Addition to the Decorative Arts Collection: Remarkable Maiolica Charger
After nearly two months of refurbishment, the Enamels Room at The Frick Collection reopens on July 25. This diminutive but impressive gallery, with its display akin to a Renaissance collector’s cabinet, features a gathering of about twenty-five objects—among them enamels, bronzes, and clocks—as well as Renaissance paintings by Barna da Siena, Cimabue, Duccio, Gentile da Fabriano, Piero della Francesca, and Paolo and Giovanni Veneziano. For the first time, the public also will be able to view a remarkable gift to the museum, a mid-sixteenth-century maiolica charger from the Fontana workshop. This object, which was once part of the important collection formed by Adolphe de Rothschild, fills a significant gap in the Frick’s holdings.