2018

Exhibitions presented at The Frick Collection during 2018.

alabaster and glazed bronze sculpture of standing woman, with headdress of vines
Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome October 31, 2018 to January 20, 2019

Of the many artists who flourished in Rome during the eighteenth century, the silversmith Luigi Valadier (1726–1785) was particularly admired by popes, royalty, and aristocrats across Europe. Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome, co-curated by Alvar González-Palacios and Xavier F. Salomon, will bring together more than sixty extradordinary works by the renowned silversmith in celebration of his unsurpassed technical expertise and avant-garde aesthetic.

white statue of George Washington
Canova's George WashingtonMay 23, 2018 to September 23, 2018

Canova’s George Washington examines the history of acclaimed sculptor Antonio Canova's lost masterpiece, a full-length statue of George Washington depicted in ancient Roman garb, drafting his farewell address to the states. The exhibition brings together Canova’s full-sized preparatory plaster model (which has never left Italy), four preparatory sketches for the sculpture, and related engravings and drawings, as well as Thomas Lawrence’s 1816 oil portrait of Canova, which, like the model and several sketches, will be on loan from the Gypsotheca e Museo Antonio Canova in Possagno, Italy, the birthplace of the artist.

Elder kneeling man with lion behind him
Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored October 24, 2017 to March 25, 2018

The Frick Collection presents Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, a focused exhibition, organized by Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, on two recently conserved and rarely seen paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice, has made them difficult to study. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for an international audience to discover these two masterpieces in New York.

Painted bust portrait by Murillo showing a man wearing black in a trompe l'oeil oval frame
Murillo: The Self-Portraits November 1, 2017 to February 4, 2018

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was one of the finest painters of the Spanish Golden Age; this exhibition brings together the only two known self-portraits by him, one in The Frick Collection, and one in the National Gallery, London, along with a small selection of additional works by the artist.

Update: “Lost” Murillo Portrait Joins Special Exhibition. More »

photo of Zurbaran paintings in Auckland Castle dining room
Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland CastleJanuary 31, 2018 to April 22, 2018

In collaboration with the Meadows Museum, Dallas, and the Auckland Castle Trust, County Durham, England, The Frick Collection is co-organizing an exhibition of Jacob and His Twelve Sons, an ambitious series of thirteen life-size paintings that depict the Old Testament figures. On loan from Auckland Castle, the works by the Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán have never traveled to the United States.