Past Exhibitions: 2005

  • Memling's Portraits

    October 12, 2005 to December 31, 2005

    Memling’s Portraits, The Frick Collection’s special fall exhibition, offered the most comprehensive gathering to date of works in this genre by the celebrated Netherlandish artist Hans Memling (c. 1435-1494). Memling’s oeuvre comprises some one hundred paintings, of which thirty are portraits. Executed in Bruges between 1470 and the artist’s death some twenty-five years later, his portraits bear eloquent witness to “Memling’s exasperatingly... read more »

  • From Callot to Greuze: French Drawings from Weimar

    June 1, 2005 to August 7, 2005

    During the spring and summer of 2005, The Frick Collection presented a selection of approximately seventy drawings from the Schlossmuseum and the Goethe-Nationalmuseum in Weimar, Germany, offering visitors a unique opportunity to view many works that have never before been exhibited outside the former Eastern bloc countries.

  • Special Installation: Gardens of Eternal Spring — Two Newly Conserved Mughal Carpets

    May 10, 2005 to August 14, 2005

    The two magnificent carpets on display in the Oval Room beginning May 10 were among the fewer than five hundred that survive from the court of the Mughal emperors. Woven in northern India in the mid-seventeenth century, these carpets were luxurious objects in terms of both the fabrics used to make them (silk and cashmere) and the artistically complex patterns that they display.

  • Animals in Combat: Giovanni Francesco Susini's Lion Attacking a Horse

    February 15, 2005 to May 1, 2005

    This installation celebrated Walter A. and Vera Eberstadt's notable gift of Giovanni Francesco Susini's Lion Attacking a Horse and Leopard Attacking a Bull to The Frick Collection in 2002.

  • Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    February 15, 2005 to April 24, 2005

    The Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes is one of the finest in Great Britain. Beginning February 15, The Frick Collection presented thirty-six of the Fitzwilliam's bronzes, many of which have never before been seen in America.

  • Special Loan: Raphael's Fornarina

    December 2, 2004 to February 3, 2005

    From December 2004 through January 2005, in collaboration with the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, The Frick Collection displayed La Fornarina by Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) from the National Gallery of Art at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. Painted around 1518 and signed by the artist, this celebrated work has never before been exhibited in the United States.

  • European Bronzes from the Quentin Collection

    September 28, 2004 to January 2, 2005

    Created to delight and engage their audiences over countless viewings, bronze statuettes enjoyed immense popularity with rulers and the wealthy educated classes who collected them between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.