Cocktails with a Curator: Verrocchio’s 'Bust of a Woman'

July 9, 2021

In the second-to-last episode of Cocktails with a Curator, join Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit for a discussion of Andrea del Verrocchio’s Bust of a Woman, one of three marble sculptures welcoming visitors on the third floor of Frick Madison. This bust of an unknown sitter showcases Verrocchio’s command of the medium, from the sitter’s look of surprise and the subtle movement of her sleeves to the intricately carved clasp of her garment and the tight curls in her hair. This week’s complementary cocktail is Alchermes, a quintessentially Florentine liqueur that will appeal to viewers with a sweet tooth.

Cocktail Recipe

Alchermes (ancient Italian red liqueur)

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

Mocktail Recipe

Shirley Temple
ginger ale
splash of grenadine
garnish with maraschino cherry




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