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.
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.
Director Ian Wardropper discusses current and upcoming exhibitions, including Murillo: The Self-Portraits.
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.
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.
Director Ian Wardropper thanks Margot Bogert, who recently retired as Chair of the Board of Trustees after twelve years.
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.
Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to upcoming events, including programs that celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Center for the History of Collecting.
Director Ian Wardropper discusses a wonderful acquisition of work by the Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory.
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.