First Endowed Curatorial Position Created: Colin B. Bailey Named the Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator

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For the first time in its history, The Frick Collection has created an endowed position for a primary curatorial staff member.  Colin B. Bailey will now be known as The Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.  Last year, the Frick received a generous challenge grant of $2,000,000 fromThe Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.  With plans to raise the required matching funds over a four-year period, the institution and its Board of Trustees embarked on a successful effort that lasted a mere eight months.  Comments Frick Collection Board President Margot Bogert, “We extend our deepest gratitude to The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation for providing the generous gift that initiated this important and exciting campaign.  The endowment made possible by the grant will provide vital and ongoing support for our curatorial department, and we’re thrilled to acknowledge their significant commitment to the institution in this way.”