2012

Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection during 2012.

Past Presentation: Vincent van Gogh

oil painting of man from shoulders up in green coat and yellow hat with blue background
Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)
October 30, 2012 to January 20, 2013

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) painted his Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) in August 1888 during a highly productive fifteen-month stay in Arles in southern France. The opportunity to display this work in New York was the result of a special exchange program between the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, and The Frick Collection and marked the first time in forty years that the painting had left its home institution.

Past Exhibition: Former Director Charles Ryskamp's Bequest

painting of green and purple fruits on branch with leaves
A Passion for Drawings: Charles Ryskamp's Bequest to The Frick Collection
February 14, 2012 to April 8, 2012

The Frick Collection celebrated the generosity and discerning taste of former Director Charles A. Ryskamp (1928–2010) with an exhibition of works on paper from his bequest. Dr. Ryskamp's generous gift transformed the museum's holdings in drawings, enlarging them by nearly a third, while complementing the permanent collection's focus on the landscape and figural subjects favored by Henry Clay Frick. The works were exhibited for the first time at the Frick in the Cabinet, a space created by Dr. Ryskamp during his tenure as Director from 1987 to 1997 and intended especially for the display of works on paper.

Past Exhibition

Green porcelain teapot with orange fish decorations.
White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain
December 13, 2011 to January 6, 2013

New Portico Gallery Opened with Presentation of Sculpture and Selections from an Important Promised Gift of Meissen Porcelain from Henry H. Arnhold