Colin B. Bailey, Chief Curator, Awarded Prestigious Mitchell Prize

The Frick Collection is pleased to announce that Chief Curator Colin B. Bailey has received one of the most prestigious awards given to art historians: the Mitchell Prize. It is awarded every other year to a book in English that has made an outstanding and original contribution to the study of the visual arts. The 2004 prize recognizes Dr. Bailey’s recent work Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris (Yale University Press, New Haven and London). The award was given to Dr. Bailey on November 3, 2004, in a ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery in London by Gary Tinterow, Englehard Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on behalf of Jan Mitchell, and by Caroline Elam, Chair of the judge’s panel.


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