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  • Winter 2017

    Director Ian Wardropper looks ahead to upcoming events, including programs that celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Center for the History of Collecting.

  • The Second Second Post-Impressionist Show, 1913

    Roger Fry (1866–1934) organized the exhibition Manet and the Post-Impressionists at the Grafton Galleries, 8 Grafton Street, London, 8 November 1910–11 January 1911.

  • Art and Advertising

    Perhaps one third of Photoarchive reproductions are cut from publications, including catalogs, books, newspapers, and magazines. This advertisement sheet for a painting possibly by Ralph Albert Blakelock (illustrated at left) was printed in 1942.

  • Du Paquier Porcelain from Vienna: The Generous Gift of Melinda and Paul Sullivan

    Director Ian Wardropper discusses a wonderful acquisition of work by the Du Paquier Porcelain Manufactory.

  • Extended Loan: Francesco Guardi’s View of the Villa Loredan at Paese

    Xavier F. Salomon reflects on a work by painter Francesco Guardi that is currently on long-term loan to the Frick and may be seen in the Ante Room.  While Guardi typically captured water views of his native city, this charming canvas depicts the garden of a Venetian palazzo.

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  • The Madonna of Einsiedeln

    Although most of the Photoarchive’s 1.2 million reproductions illustrate art from just eight national schools, works from an additional forty countries and regions classified “minor schools” are also represented.

  • Portrait Medals from the Scher Collection Come to the Frick

    Associate Curator Aimee Ng discusses a major gift to The Frick Collection and how it dovetails beautifully with the museum’s holdings.

  • Summer 2016

    Director Ian Wardropper discusses the evolution of the collection, including recent acquisitions.

  • Know Your Meme

    Interior of the Artist's Apartment, made sometime after 1910 by the American painter and watercolorist Walter Gay, shows a narrow view of a sitting area in Walter and his wife Matilda's Paris apartment at 11 Rue de l'Université, where the couple had moved in May 1909.

  • Selections from the William H. Schab Gift

    Dr. Charles A. Ryskamp (1928–2010), Director of The Frick Collection from 1987 to 1997 and, prior to that, of the Morgan Library & Museum, spent more than fifty years developing an extraordinary personal collection of European drawings. Passionate about collecting from a young age, his interest took a serious turn while he was a graduate student at Yale.

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