Past

  • Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres

    March 17, 2022 to August 28, 2022

    This installation by Giuseppe Penone (b. 1947), a key figure in the Arte Povera movement, marks the public debut of objects created during a collaboration with the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. Penone’s works can be seen in dialogue with the Frick’s rich holdings in the medium.
  • Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters

    September 30, 2021 to September 11, 2022

    Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters is an exciting year-long project featuring the work of four New York–based artists: Doron Langberg, Salman Toor, Jenna Gribbon, and Toyin Ojih Odutola. Each presents a single new work in conversation with iconic paintings in the Frick’s collection, with particular emphasis on issues of gender and queer identity typically excluded from narratives of early modern European art.
  • Henry Arnhold’s Meissen Palace: Celebrating a Collector

    November 7, 2019 to March 11, 2020

    The Frick Collection presented an exhibition of works from the collection of the late Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018), transforming the Portico Gallery into an eighteenth-century “porcelain room” showcasing wares from the famed Meissen manufactory.
  • Manet: Three Paintings from the Norton Simon Museum

    October 16, 2019 to January 5, 2020

    The Frick presented three Manet canvases from the collection of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.
  • Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence

    September 18, 2019 to January 12, 2020

    The Frick Collection presented the first-ever exhibition on the Florentine sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440–1491), a renowned student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a great favorite of Lorenzo “il Magnifico” de’ Medici, his principal patron.

  • Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection

    May 30, 2019 to November 17, 2019

    The Frick Collection presented a temporary installation of the work of sculptor Edmund de Waal — a rich juxtaposition of site-specific objects displayed in the main galleries of the museum, alongside works from the permanent collection.
  • Whistler as Printmaker: Highlights from the Gertrude Kosovsky Collection

    April 30, 2019 to September 1, 2019

    The Frick Collection was pleased to announce a promised gift of forty-two works on paper by James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), from the collection of Gertrude Kosovsky. This selection of fifteen prints and one pastel from the gift, presented different aspects of the American expatriate’s prolific activity as a printmaker over the course of his career.
  • Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto

    April 16, 2019 to July 14, 2019

    The Frick Collection presented a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs related to Giambattista Tiepolo’s first significant project outside of Venice, a series of ceiling frescoes for Palazzo Archinto in Milan that were destroyed during World War II.

  • Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture

    February 21, 2019 to June 2, 2019

    Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture was the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the portraiture of Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579/80), an essential figure in the northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting. The Frick presented about twenty of the artist’s most arresting portraits together with a selection of complementary objects — jewelry, textiles, armor, and other luxury items — that evoked the material world of... read more »

  • 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, curated by Alvar González-Palacios, brought together more than sixty extraordinary works by the renowned silversmith in celebration of his unsurpassed technical expertise and avant-garde aesthetic.