Cocktails with a Curator: Tiepolo's "Perseus and Andromeda"

November 13, 2020

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon considers the fragility of art in the context of the Frick’s Perseus and Andromeda by Giambattista Tiepolo. This depiction of the Greek demigod saving Andromeda from a sea-monster is a preparatory sketch for a series of ceiling frescoes at Palazzo Archinto in Milan that were destroyed during an Allied bombing in 1943. The painting was featured in an acclaimed 2019 exhibition at the Frick that brought together the surviving preparatory works and pre-war photography to tell the story of these lost masterpieces. This week’s complementary cocktail is a Milanese Gin and Tonic.

Cocktail Recipe

Milanese Gin and Tonic
1 oz. dry gin
1 oz. red Campari
tonic water
on the rocks

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


blood orange juice
tonic water
on the rocks




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