Cocktails with a Curator: Bastiani's "Adoration of the Magi"

December 25, 2020

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, celebrate the Yuletide with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he takes a closer look at Lazzaro Bastiani’s Adoration of the Magi. Acquired from Pierpont Morgan’s heirs in 1935—the year The Frick Collection opened to the public—this fascinating picture shows the gift-toting kings on different stages of their journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. A contemporary of Giovanni Bellini, Bastiani was considered the artist's equal at the time and commanded similar prices for his pictures. Explore the work of this magnificent but under-appreciated artist while enjoying a festive Cranberry Bourbon cocktail—Merry Christmas! 

Cocktail Recipe

Cranberry Bourbon
equal parts of Bourbon and cranberry juice
on the rocks

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


Sparkling Ginger Cranberry
equal parts of ginger beer and cranberry juice
on the rocks


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