Susan Grace Galassi

Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery through February 1, 2015.

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery

November 5, 2014 to February 1, 2015

From November 5, 2014, through February 1, 2015, the Frick presents ten masterpieces of painting from the Scottish National Gallery. The museum, one of the finest in the world, is distinguished for its holdings of works by the greatest masters of Western art and for its comprehensive collection of Scottish art. The exhibition features paintings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries that invite illuminating comparisons to the Frick's permanent collection.

Before its presentation at The Frick Collection for the exhibition, Van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) traveled from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, where it was examined by a team of paintings conservators. The results of this close look at the painting and the details it revealed about the artist's technique are presented in this video, which is also accessible in the Frick's Media Room through January 20, 2013.

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Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, offers an introduction to van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) and the context in which it was created. The video will be on view in the Music Room at the Frick during the run of the exhibition.

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The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark

March 12, 2013 to June 16, 2013 This exhibition presented a selection of nineteenth-century French drawings and prints from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Sheets by Millet, Courbet, Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and other masters are on view. Ranging widely in subject matter and technique and spanning the entire second half of the nineteenth century, these works represent the diverse interests of Realist, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist artists in a rapidly changing world.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)

October 30, 2012 to January 20, 2013

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) painted his Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) in August 1888 during a highly productive fifteen-month stay in Arles in southern France. The opportunity to display this work in New York was the result of a special exchange program between the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, and The Frick Collection and marked the first time in forty years that the painting had left its home institution.

A Passion for Drawings: Charles Ryskamp's Bequest to The Frick Collection

February 14, 2012 to April 8, 2012 The Frick Collection celebrated the generosity and discerning taste of former Director Charles A. Ryskamp (1928–2010) with an exhibition of works on paper from his bequest. Dr. Ryskamp's generous gift transformed the museum's holdings in drawings, enlarging them by nearly a third, while complementing the permanent collection's focus on the landscape and figural subjects favored by Henry Clay Frick. The works were exhibited for the first time at the Frick in the Cabinet, a space created by Dr. Ryskamp during his tenure as Director from 1987 to 1997 and intended especially for the display of works on paper.

Domenico Tiepolo (1727-1804): A New Testament October 24, 2006, through January 7, 2007

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