Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection during 2000.

Past Exhibition: Six Paintings on Loan from the Greentree Foundation

Six Paintings from the Former Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney on Loan from the Greentree Foundation
July 25, 2000 to April 21, 2002

The Greentree Foundation generously lent to The Frick Collection for a period of one year six master paintings from the former collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney. The group included Corot's Cottage and Mill by a Torrent (Morvan or Auvergne), 1831; Manet's Racecourse at the Bois de Boulogne, 1872; Degas' Before the Race, 1882-88, and Landscape with Mounted Horsemen, c. 1892; Picasso's Boy with a Pipe, 1905; and Redon's Flowers in a Green Vase, c. 1910.

Past Exhibition: Mantegna's Descent into Limbo

painting depicting women and men standing near cave opening draped in cloths as one man descends into the dark opening.
Mantegna's Descent into Limbo, from the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection
September 8, 2000 to July 8, 2002

Andrea Mantegna (1431–1506) painted this small panel during the height of the Italian Renaissance, using detailed, emotion-filled images to depict the moment when Christ appears to the souls in Limbo. The original work was created for Marchese Lodovico Gonzaga in June of 1468. Because it was so highly regarded, several other versions were made, including this smaller one, which was probably done for Ferdinando Carlo, the last Duke of Mantua, around 1470–75. Lent through the generosity of the Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection, it was on view in the Enamels Room.

Past Exhibition: Raeburn's The Rev. Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch

painting of minister ice skating wearing black stockings, coat, and hat.
Raeburn's The Rev. Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, from the National Gallery of Scotland
December 5, 2000 to February 4, 2001

In another of its ongoing series of single-picture exhibitions, The Frick Collection presented Raeburn's celebrated skating minister on loan from the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. Completed by Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) around 1784, this image of the Rev. Robert Walker — minister of the Canongate Kirk and an avid member of the Skating Society — is one of the Gallery's most beloved works.

Past Exhibition: Velázquez

Painting of portrait of king philip IV of Spain dressed in the silver-and-rose costume holding staff and broad-brimmed black hat
Velázquez in New York Museums
November 16, 1999 to January 30, 2000

To mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), The Frick Collection brought together for the first time six of the Spanish master’s portraits belonging to public collections in New York.

Past Exhibition: Henry Clay Frick as a Collector of Drawings

pastel drawing of 18th century woman wearing black and white dress seated in front of trees with powdered hair
Henry Clay Frick as a Collector of Drawings
December 14, 1999 to January 30, 2000

Marking the 150th Anniversary of the birthday of founder Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), this small exhibition drew attention to a lesser-known aspect of the broad collecting interests of the museum's founder. Ten drawings that Mr. Frick acquired between 1913 and 1916 — including examples in various media by Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Thomas Gainsborough, Daniel Gardner, and James McNeill Whistler — were on view in the Cabinet Gallery in the museum's first floor, along with related documents and photographs. Though Mr.

Past Exhibition: Michelangelo to Picasso

Michelangelo to Picasso: Master Drawings from the Collection of the Albertina, Vienna
April 18, 2000 to June 18, 2000

This major spring exhibition featured masterpieces on paper selected not only to demonstrate the superb holdings of this illustrious Austrian institution, but to chronicle the major assets acquired during the tenure of each of its directors. Works by Rembrandt and Dürer were featured as well as twentieth-century masters acquired by the present regime.