Cocktails with a Curator

Upcoming YouTube Episode(s)

Sangallo’s St. John Baptizing
Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator
Friday, April 16, 5:00 p.m.

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon focuses on Francesco da Sangallo’s St. John Baptizing, which can be found at the very center of the third floor of Frick Madison. Commissioned in the 16th century for a church in the Tuscan town of Prato, the bronze statuette has been installed atop a facsimile of the marble holy water font on which it was originally displayed, allowing visitors to see it as it was meant to be viewed. This week’s complementary cocktail is the White Negroni, a modern twist on a classic Florentine cocktail.

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statue of bearded man wearing tunic and holding plate


St. John Baptizing

Cocktail Recipe

White Negroni
1 oz. Dry Gin
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
1 oz. Suze
garnish with grapefruit peel

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

Mocktail

Grapefruit Lime Fizz
4 oz. grapefruit Italian soda
1 oz. lime juice
4 oz. club soda
serve on crushed ice


Whistler’s Lady Meux
Aimee Ng, Curator
Friday, April 23, 5:00 p.m.

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oil painting of woman standing in profile wearing a hat and pink and white dress


Harmony in Pink and Gray: Portrait of Lady Meux

Cocktail Recipe

The Mummy
2 oz vodka
1 oz Triple Sec
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pour over ice and top with sparkling water

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

Mocktail

Fresh orange juice with a squeeze of lemon
Served over ice with a splash of sparkling water


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.