The Frick Collection is pleased to present the following future special exhibitions. Click on the images below for more information.
May 9, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Celebrating the largest acquisition in the Frick’s history, a gift of approximately 450 portrait medals from the incomparable collection of Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher, the exhibition explores one of the most important artistic inventions of the Renaissance. The selection showcases superlative examples by masters of the medium — many of whom were also celebrated painters, sculptors, and printmakers — from Pisanello in the Italian Renaissance to Pierre-Jean David d’Angers in nineteenth-century France, honoring medals as integral to the history of portraiture in Western art and as a triumph of sculpture on a small scale.
May 30, 2017 to August 20, 2017
On loan from a private collection, Rembrandt's Abraham Entertaining the Angels (1646) is the centerpiece of a small exhibition dedicated to Rembrandt’s depictions of the biblical patriarch and his various encounters with the divine. In the panel and in the other works included in the show — prints and drawings from American and international collections — Rembrandt explores the nature of divine presence and the complexities of its representation in pictorial form.
June 8, 2017 to August 12, 2018
This year-long installation in the Portico Gallery was inspired by the generous gift of fourteen pieces of Du Paquier porcelain given to the Frick in 2016 by Paul Sullivan and Trustee Melinda Martin Sullivan. Although in operation for only twenty-five years, the Du Paquier manufactory left an impressive body of inventive and often whimsical work, forging a distinct identity in the history of European porcelain production. The exhibition features about forty tureens, drinking vessels, platters, and other objects produced by Du Paquier between 1720 and 1740.
October 24, 2017 to March 11, 2018
This fall, The Frick Collection will present 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), Saint Jerome in the Wilderness and Saint Peter Visiting Saint Agatha in Prison. 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 will provide a unique opportunity for an international audience to discover these two masterpieces in New York.
October 31, 2017 to February 4, 2018
Bartolomé Estebán 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.
January 31, 2018 to April 22, 2018
In conjunction 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 outside Europe.
May 22, 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.