Inspired by special exhibitions, Salon Evenings feature performances of music and dance as well as discussions with artists, writers, and scholars. In spring 2015, this innovative series explored the history of Cervantes's Don Quixote and its enduring influence on both the visual and performing arts.
A recent Salon Evening celebrated the special exhibition Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action with the premiere of a ravishing Salomé choreographed by Marcelo Gomes of American Ballet Theatre (inspired by the painting St. John the Baptist, currently on view in the special exhibition). Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon recited Robert Browning’s famous poem “Andrea del Sarto,” while Associate Curator Aimee Ng presented the artist as a man who loved deeply and imbued religious figures with an almost erotic beauty, proclaiming in paint their passionate faith.
The Frick Collection gratefully acknowledges Ayesha Bulchandani-Mathrani for her support of this series.