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Link to video 'Introduction to The Frick Collection,' produced in 2010

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.

Link to video of Colin B. Bailey discussing Bassano's 'The Flight into Egypt'

The Frick Collection was pleased to present a selection of five masterpieces of European painting from the highly acclaimed Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California thta was 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.

Link to video of Margaret Iacono discussing Guercino's 'Aldrovandi Dog'

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, that was on display at The Frick Collection from February 10, 2009 to May 10, 2009.

Link to video of Mark Strand lecture

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.

Link to video about the history of The Frick Collection presented by Anne Poulet

The history of The Frick Collection by Anne Poulet, Director. In 2010, The Frick Collection celebrated its 75th Anniversary as a museum. 

Oil painting of St. Francis in a landscape.
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.