Lower-Level Galleries

Virtual Tour

Installation view of the Frick's Oval Room with one painting

Aimee Ng, Associate Curator, discusses the exhibition with Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. Download the audio to your computer or smartphone, or press play to listen while you explore the virtual tours below.

Red chalk profile portrait study of Julius Caesar
Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action October 7, 2015 to January 10, 2016

From about 1515 until his death, Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530) ran the most successful and productive workshop in Florence, not only leaving his native city richly decorated with his art but also greatly influencing the art produced in the remainder of the century. By 1700, however, Andrea’s reputation had declined, not to be revived until the publication of monographs by Sydney Freedberg and John Shearman in 1963 and 1965, respectively.

Drawing of a park with trees and sculpture features.
Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections April 21, 1979 to June 3, 1979

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition entitled "Fragonard Drawings in North American Collections," previously shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. This important and beautiful exhibition, curated by Eunice Williams, Assistant Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, was comprised of sixty-three drawings by Fragonard, along with a few comparative examples of work by contemporary French artists.

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drawing of punchinello and donkeys
Tiepolo Punchinello Drawings January 22, 1980 to March 30, 1980

An exhibition of Domenico Tiepolo's tragicomic and enigmatic Punchinello drawings. Previously shown at the Indiana University Art Museum and the Stanford University Museum of Art, this exhibition was organized by Adelheid Gealt, Curator of Drawings at the Indiana University Museum. About fifty of the original series of one hundred and four sheets from Domenico Tiepolo’s "Divertimento per li regazzi" were on view at The Frick Collection. The entire series was exhibited only once, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1921, and was subsequently dispersed.

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Watercolor of hunched winged man reading book
William Blake Watercolor Illustrations for The Pilgrim’s Progress September 1, 1981 to November 1, 1981

The Frick Collection once again presented an exhibition of William Blake's illustrations for John Bunyan's Pilgrim’s Progress. The exhibition complemented the collection of Blake's watercolors and illuminated books then on view at the Morgan Library.

Photograph of gold mantle clock featuring two putti reclining on either side of clock face
French Clocks in North American Collections November 2, 1982 to January 31, 1983

An unprecedented exhibition of nearly one hundred French clocks on loan from North American collections. One of a series of loan exhibitions intended to focus attention on lesser-known aspects of the collection’s holdings, French Clocks in North American Collections was organized around the four remarkable eighteenth-century French clocks in the museum.

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painting in greys, blues, and lavender of ocean with ships in the distance
Whistler in The Frick Collection November 27, 1984 to February 4, 1985

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), The Frick Collection exhibited all of its Whistler holdings. Whistler's The Ocean (left), three pastels of Venice, twelve etchings from his famous "Venice Set," a lithograph of Robert, Comte de Montesquiou-Fezensac, and two letters written to Montesquiou and R.A. Canfield were on view in the lower-level gallery. The four full-length portraits by Whistler of Miss Rosa Corder, Mrs. Frederick R.

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