Cocktails with a Curator: Guardi's "Regatta in Venice" and "View of Cannaregio Canal in Venice"

May 28, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, set a course for 18th-century Venice as Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon discusses a pair of “vedute” (views) by Francesco Guardi. Displayed on the third floor of Frick Madison alongside works by Tiepolo and Rosalba Carriera, Guardi’s pictures present a lively city with color-coordinated boatmen, laundry hanging from balconies, and liveried attendants greeting dignitaries. This week’s complementarycocktail is the Sgroppino, a Venetian refreshment dating to the 16th century.

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

Cocktail Recipe

2 scoops of lemon sorbet
1/2 oz. vodka
1 oz. prosecco
garnish with mint

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


Lemon Sorbet Mocktail
2 scoops of lemon sorbet
1 oz. sparkling lemonade
garnish with mint




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