Past Exhibitions

  • William Blake Watercolor Illustrations for The Pilgrim’s Progress

    September 1, 1981 to November 1, 1981

    The Frick Collection once again presented an exhibition of William Blake's illustrations for John Bunyan's Pilgrim’s Progress. The exhibition complemented the collection of Blake's watercolors and illuminated books then on view at the Morgan Library.

  • Jean-Antoine Houdon: Eight Portrait Busts

    June 10, 1981 to August 9, 1981

    In line with other exhibitions devoted to lesser-known aspects of its holdings, The Frick Collection presented an exhibition organized around its marble portrait busts by Houdon: Comtesse du Cayla and Armand-Thomas Hue, Marquis de Miromesnil.

  • Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain

    June 4, 1980 to August 3, 1980

    The Frick Collection presented an exhibition devoted to Vincennes and Sévres porcelain of the second half of the eighteenth century.

  • Tiepolo Punchinello Drawings

    January 22, 1980 to March 30, 1980

    An exhibition of Domenico Tiepolo's tragicomic and enigmatic Punchinello drawings. Previously shown at the Indiana University Art Museum and the Stanford University Museum of Art, this exhibition was organized by Adelheid Gealt, Curator of Drawings at the Indiana University Museum. About fifty of the original series of one hundred and four sheets from Domenico Tiepolo’s "Divertimento per li regazzi" were on view at The Frick Collection.

  • Abraham Miller, Woodcarver

    October 16, 1979 to December 30, 1979

    Visitors to The Frick Collection had the unusual opportunity of viewing a number of woodcarvings by Abraham Miller, a craftsman who worked on the decoration of the rooms in the Collection. A striking example of such decorative woodwork is the chimney piece ornamented with garlands of flowers and foliage in the Library. Fifteen works were assembled, five of which had recently been given to the Collection by the artist’s widow, Rose Miller of Bloomfield, New Jersey. The gift includes Mr.

  • Drawings by Fragonard in North American Collections

    April 21, 1979 to June 3, 1979

    The Frick Collection presented an exhibition entitled "Fragonard Drawings in North American Collections," previously shown at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. This important and beautiful exhibition, curated by Eunice Williams, Assistant Curator of Drawings at the Fogg Art Museum, was comprised of sixty-three drawings by Fragonard, along with a few comparative examples of work by contemporary French artists.

  • Holbein Miniatures

    January 30, 1979 to December 31, 1979

    The Frick Collection offered the public a unique opportunity to view two miniatures by the German artist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543) representing Margaret and William Roper, members of Sir Thomas More's family. The round watercolor miniatures on vellum were placed in the Living Hall beneath The Frick Collection's oil portrait of Sir Thomas More by Holbein.

  • English 18th Century Silver in The Frick Collection

    November 13, 1978 to March 18, 1979

    Following the previous summer's exhibition devoted to bronzes by Severo Calzetta, this was the second exhibition to focus on lesser-known aspects of The Frick Collection — in this case eleven eighteenth and early nineteenth-century objects in silver or silver-gilt by Paul De Lamerie, William Pitts, Paul Storr, Benjamin and James Smith, and the London monogrammist I S.

  • Severo Calzetta, Called Severo da Ravenna

    June 22, 1978 to October 8, 1978

    The Frick Collection presented an exhibition of bronze statuettes by or related to Severo Calzetta, called Severo da Ravenna, an important but little-known Italian sculptor of the early sixteenth century. Complementing the five bronzes in The Frick Collection attributed to Severo or his workshop were loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and two New York private collections.

  • Pietà by Konrad Witz

    June 1, 1975 to August 31, 1975

    Miss Helen Clay Frick loaned this painting in the summer of 1975. She later donated it to the Frick Collection in 1981.