The Frick Collection has presented a concert series for the past seventy years. Earlier this year, SundayArts went to a recital by the Ma’alot Quintett, a leading wind ensemble from Germany who performed at The Frick Collection on January 18, 2009.
To celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2010, the Frick launched a new orientation film. Narrated by members of the Frick's senior staff, this eleven-minute presentation was produced and directed by the award-winning filmmaker Christopher Noey.
The Frick Collection is pleased to present a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California on view in the Oval Room from February 10 through May 10, 2009. Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection discusses this exhibition.
The Aldrovandi Dog was painted by Guercino around 1625. Although the dog's name has been lost to time, we know that Count Filippo Maria Aldrovandi (1598-1644) owned the white and brindle mastiff because its elaborate leather collar bears the Aldrovandi coat of arms. It is part of the special exhibition Masterpieces of European Painting from the Norton Simon Museum, at The Frick Collection through May 10, 2009.
Mark Strand, recipient of the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009, discussed works in the permanent collection from a poet’s point of view, focusing on women depicted by Vermeer, Chardin, Gainsborough, Renoir, and Whistler. The Artists, Poets, and Writers Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Drue Heinz Trust.
Fizz and Sparkle: The Effervescent Life of Deborah, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire
The youngest of the legendary Mitford sisters reminisces about her life and her correspondence with the charismatic Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, considered to be the finest English travel writer of his generation. In an evening filled with wit and eccentric characters and marked by the celebration of courage and friendship. Charlotte Mosley, her niece and editor, joins the Dowager Duchess in conversation.
In a New Light: Bellini's St. Francis in the Desert
May 22, 2011 to August 28, 2011 One of the most familiar and beloved paintings at The Frick Collection, Giovanni Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert (c. 1480), is also deeply enigmatic. The artist has imagined this medieval saint alone in a stony wilderness, stepping forward from his simple shelter into a golden light that seems to transfigure him spiritually. For centuries, viewers of this masterpiece have puzzled over the meaning of Bellini’s composition and have sought explanations in a variety of pictorial and textual sources.