Cocktails with a Curator: Fragonard's Progress of Love Series, Part One

September 25, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he discusses Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Progress of Love paintings and the capricious countess who commissioned the series, Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV. Delve into the tumultuous life of Du Barry, who was born in poverty and clashed with Marie-Antoinette at Versailles. Tune in next week to discover how the Progress of Love series made its way from eighteenth-century France to the Frick’s beloved Fragonard Room.

Cocktail Recipe

A glass of chilled champagne

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


A glass of chilled ginger ale




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