Cocktails with a Curator

Upcoming YouTube Episode(s)

Gentile da Fabriano’s Madonna and Child with Saints
Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator
Friday, June 11, 5:00 p.m. EDT

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In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon examines Gentile da Fabriano’s Madonna and Child, with Saints Lawrence and Julian,” currently on view on the third floor of Frick Madison. One of the great artists of what is traditionally referred to as the International Gothic style, Gentile traveled extensively on the Italian peninsula and was influenced by courtly works from across Europe. Curiously, this panel once belonged to the Duc de Broglie, brother of the sitter depicted in one of the Frick’s most beloved paintings, Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville. In recognition of Gentile’s sophisticated style, this week’s complementary cocktail is the Cosmopolitan.

This episode of Cocktails with a Curator is underwritten by Ayesha Bulchandani.

painted altarpiece including biblical scene of Madonna, Child and kneeling saints


Madonna and Child, with Saints Lawrence and Julian

Cocktail Recipe

Cosmopolitan
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
garnish with lemon peel

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

Mocktail

Cranberry Ginger Fizz
equal parts of cranberry juice and ginger ale
on the rocks


Du Paquier Elephant-Shaped Wine Dispenser
Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator
Friday, June 18, 5:00 p.m. EDT

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In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he explores a wonderfully curious elephant-shaped wine dispenser, one of the exquisite pieces of Du Paquier porcelain given to The Frick Collection by Melinda and Paul Sullivan in 2016. Although much remains unknown about this extraordinary vessel, it may be related to an elaborate object made for Empress Anna of Russia in which cup-bearing figures attached to a rotating tray pass beneath the trunk-shaped spout of a porcelain pachyderm. You can study the delicate grapevines adorning the Frick’s wine dispenser in the celebrated “porcelain room” on the third floor of Frick Madison. This week’s complementary cocktail is a glass of Tokaji wine, a favorite drink of 18th-and 19th-century monarchs produced in the Hungarian region of the same name.

This episode of Cocktails with a Curator is underwritten by Ayesha Bulchandani.


Elephant-Shaped Wine Dispenser

Cocktail Recipe

Available soon.

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

Mocktail

Available soon.


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.