Cocktails with a Curator

Upcoming YouTube Episode(s)

Manet's Bullfight
Aimee Ng, Curator
Friday, January 22, 5:00 p.m.

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Curator Aimee Ng explores the turbulent history behind Édouard Manet’s Bullfight, once part of a larger work that the artist exhibited at the Salon of 1864. The original canvas was derided and caricatured by critics, prompting Manet to cut it into pieces. The two surviving fragments were brought together for the first and only time during a 1999 exhibition at the Frick. This week’s complementary cocktail is, fittingly enough, the Toreador.

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oil painting of three matadors

The Bullfight

Cocktail Recipe

1 oz blanco tequila
1/2 oz apricot brandy
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 dash bitters

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


Apricot nectar and sparkling water with a squeeze of lime

About the YouTube Series: Cocktails with a Curator

The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.

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

Video recordings are available on our website, and YouTube.

"Cocktails with a Curator" Series Image: Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699–1779), Still Life with Plums (detail), ca. 1730. Oil on canvas (lined), 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (45.1 x 50.2 cm). The Frick Collection, New York.