Cocktails with a Curator

Upcoming YouTube Episode(s)

Cimabue's Flagellation of Christ
Xavier Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator
Friday, March 5, 5:00 p.m.

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon examines the only work by Cimabue in a public collection in the United States, a small panel depicting The Flagellation of Christ. Acquired by the Frick in 1950, the attribution of this work was a topic of debate until a sister panel was discovered in 2000, establishing that they once belonged to a larger ensemble by the 13th-century Florentine. (In 2019, a third fragment was discovered.) As a nod to the gold background, this week’s complementary cocktail is the Gold Rush, a drink invented in New York in the 1920s.

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painting of biblical scene of Jesus Christ being whipped at pole by two men


The Flagellation of Christ

Cocktail Recipe

Gold Rush
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. honey syrup
3/4 oz. lemon juice
garnish with lemon peel

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Mocktail

Honey and Citrus Fizz
Equal parts of blood orange, orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime juice
Honey syrup
Sparkling water


About the YouTube Series: Cocktails with a Curator

The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.

Video recordings are available on our website, and YouTube.

"Cocktails with a Curator" Series Image: Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699–1779), Still Life with Plums (detail), ca. 1730. Oil on canvas (lined), 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (45.1 x 50.2 cm). The Frick Collection, New York.