Ian Wardropper

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book cover of Limoges Enamels at The Frick Collection with male with long mustache and hat on blue background

In 1916, Henry Clay Frick converted his private office at his home on Fifth Avenue into a gallery for the collection of Limoges enamels that he had purchased from the estate of J. Pierpont Morgan for the then-staggering sum of $1,157,500. What was so compelling about these delicate, jewel-like objects that Frick paid such a high price and was willing to sacrifice his sanctuary for their display?

Link to video of Inge Reist giving introductory remarks for the symposium 'Seen through the Collector's Lens: 150 Years of Photography'

Welcome and opening remarks from Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection, and Inge Reist, Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library. This video introduces a series of lectures from the symposium Seen through the Collector's Lens: 150 Years of Photography presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, 2015.

Link to video of Ian Wardropper and Inge Reist introducing the symposium 'The Americas Revealed, Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States'

May 16, 2014 WELCOME

Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection and Inge Reist, Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Art Reference Library, introduce the two-day symposium The Americas Revealed, Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States. This event was organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection.

Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Cristian Neuber at the Saxon Court, May 30 through August 19, 2012
The Dragon and the Chrysanthemum: Collecting Chinese and Japanese Art in America, Thursday and Friday, March 15 &16, 2012

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