Cocktails with a Curator: Bronzino's "Lodovico Capponi"

October 9, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Curator Aimee Ng explores the life of Lodovico Capponi, the subject of a 16th-century portrait at the Frick by Agnolo Bronzino. A page at the Medici court, Lodovico had the misfortune of falling in love with a Florentine noblewoman whom Duke Cosimo I intended to marry to one of his cousins. Join Aimee with an Aperol Spritz as she discusses one of her favorite works in the museum and examines what some of the details—from his black-and-white outfit to the partially obscured cameo in his right hand—may tell us about the young man and his life.

Cocktail Recipe

Aperol Spritz
3 parts Aperol
2 parts dry prosecco
1 splash of sparkling water
Garnish with orange or lemon

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


Sparkling water with a few drops of orange blossom water
Garnish with orange or lemon




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