Cocktails with a Curator: Antico’s “Hercules”

February 19, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, we welcome the Frick’s new Assistant Curator of Sculpture, Giulio Dalvit. In his premiere episode, he discusses one of the important bronze statuettes in the collection, a Hercules by Antico. A celebrated artist of great technical virtuosity, Antico worked primarily for the powerful Gonzaga family in Mantua in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. In celebration of Isabella d’Este, the marchioness of Mantua and one of Antico’s patrons, this week’s complementary drink is a glass of Malvasia, a sweet wine that Isabella would drink at breakfast.

Cocktail Recipe

Malvasia white wine

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


Sparkling grape juice




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