plate decorated in blue, gold and white, with two cherubs at center
Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel CollectionOctober 9, 2018

Beginning this fall, an exhibition in the Portico Gallery will present seventy-five objects from the collection of Sidney R. Knafel — the finest collection of French faience in private hands — to tell the fascinating and complex history of this particular art form.

Oil painting of Virgin holding Christ child in between two standing and one kneeling figure
The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan VosSeptember 18, 2018 to January 13, 2019

For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos will be reunited. These works, The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos, painted by Petrus Christus, will be shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created. 

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 extraordinary works by the renowned silversmith in celebration of his unsurpassed technical expertise and avant-garde aesthetic.