Past Exhibitions: 1991

  • Nicolas Lancret, 1690–1743

    November 19, 1991 to January 12, 1992

    The first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of this long-neglected French Rococo master who during his lifetime was one of Europe’s most celebrated artists. The prolific Lancret was a favorite of Louis XV and Frederick the Great as well as of international nobility, but during the nineteenth century he fell under the shadow of his mentor Antoine Watteau. Lancret in fact had a singular and brilliant talent of his own, as this exhibition demonstrated.

  • From Pontormo to Seurat: Drawings Recently Acquired by The Art Institute of Chicago

    April 23, 1991 to July 7, 1991

    An exibition of some sixty drawings recently acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago. The drawings included a wide range of works from many countries and periods, including superb examples by such well-known masters as Annibale Carracci, Hubert Robert, Gainsborough, Gericault, Monet, Redon, and Renoir.

  • The Frick’s Other Collection: The 70th Anniversary of The Frick Art Reference Library

    December 11, 1990 to March 24, 1991

    The creation, growth, and present-day role of The Frick Art Reference Library was the focus of a special exhibition marking the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the institution. The first section of the exhibition surveyed the Library's history from its foundation to the present.