orchanian's blog

photo of plaster bust of Helen Clay Frick

Margaret Iacono, Associate Research Curator, writes about a lost marble bust of Frick Art Reference founder Helen Clay Frick, by American sculptor Malvina Cornell Hoffman. A plaster model of the bust, a recent gift to the museum, represents an intriguing episode in Frick family history and provides a welcome opportunity to recall the career of a fascinating artist.

oil painting of man in ornate clothing, holding a thin staff in one hand, and paper in other

Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to programs of the coming months and discusses the Frick’s inclusion in Apollo Magazine’s “best of 2017” awards. 

oil painting depicting man with mustache and long hair in oval frame

Director Ian Wardropper discusses current and upcoming exhibitions, including Murillo: The Self-Portraits.

oil painting depicting landscape of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples

Jenna Nugent, Assistant to the Chief Curator, writes on a loan by the French artist Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, which is currently on display in the North Hall. The landscape is one of only a few by Girodet executed during his time in Naples.

photo of Stephen K. Scher, along with  Aimee Ng, handling medals

Stephen K. Scher, the co- curator (along with Associate Curator Aimee Ng) of the special exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality, discusses his decades-long fascination of portrait medals.

photo of Margot Bogert

Director Ian Wardropper thanks Margot Bogert, who recently retired as Chair of the Board of Trustees after twelve years.

oil painting depicting three female figures on sandy shore, surrounded by various objects, with sky and coast in background

Xavier F. Salomon writes about a painting by Richard Parkes Bonington, currently on view in the North Hall. The loan depicts the coastal environs of northern France and complements the Frick’s exhibition Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time.

oil painting depicting harbor scene, showing full sky over docked ships and people interacting on land

Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to upcoming events, including programs that celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Center for the History of Collecting.

photo of gray porcelain elephant statue decorated with flowers and draperies

Director Ian Wardropper discusses a wonderful acquisition of work by the Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory.

oil painting depicting grand villa lawns populated with men, women and dogs, circa 1700

Xavier F. Salomon reflects on a work by painter Francesco Guardi that is currently on long-term loan to the Frick and may be seen in the Ante Room.  While Guardi typically captured water views of his native city, this charming canvas depicts the garden of a Venetian palazzo.