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Below is the past schedule for the June 2022 Open Night. Free advance reservations and an updated schedule for the next Open Night will be available a few weeks prior to the event.


Cheng-Harrell Open Night: Queer Views and Old Masters

June 17, 2022, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Frick Madison


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About the Series

Frick Madison Information

Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors to Frick Madison

Coat check is available

ASL interpretation and other access services are available

Accessible restrooms are available

No photography permitted

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Frick Madison

Museum Shop is open

Scheduled Programs


Scheduled talks are on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms will close once capacity is reached. Limited seating is provided and ASL interpreters are available.

Talk: Fragonard’s Progress of Love (10 minutes)
Time: 5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fourth Floor, Room 24 | Map

Talk: Introduction to the Library (10 minutes)
Time: 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fourth Floor, Reading Room | Map
Enter through the door in the British Portraiture Gallery (Room 21)

Talk: Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert (10 minutes)
Time: 7:45 & 8:30 p.m.
Location: Third Floor, Room 13 | Map

Special Panel Discussion

Panel: Queer Views and Old Masters 
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. EDT
Location: Café  (LG level) | Map
Online: Panel will also be livestreamed with CART captioning

Moderated by Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, with invited guests Roxane Gay, writer and cultural critic, and Jenna Gribbon, Doron Langberg, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Salman Toor, participating artists in Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry into the seating area begins at 6:45 p.m. A reserved seating section is available for ASL interpretation. Overflow viewing locations are located in the lobby (Level L; screen with CART captioning only, no sound) and the reading room (Fourth Floor, screen with both CART captioning and sound).

On All Night

Sketching and Music

Location: Outdoor courtyard (LG level) |  Map
Come draw and enjoy live jazz music throughout the evening. Free drawing materials are provided and artists of all levels are welcome. Music provided by Benjamin Cousins (clarinet), Matt Sewell (guitar), and Hamish Smith (bass).

Library Resources

Location: Reading Room, Fourth Floor | Map
Learn about the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library and view a selection of related books and videos. Enter through the door in the British Portraiture Gallery (Room 21).

Current Exhibition

Propagazioni: Giuseppe Penone at Sèvres
Location: Third Floor, Room 9 | Map

Also on View

Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters
Location: Second Floor, Room 4 | Map
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s The Listener

Mobile Guide

Download the free Bloomberg Connects app to access the Frick’s mobile gallery guide—featuring text and audio from curators with transcripts. Free public Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum.


Location: Lobby (Level L) | Map
The Museum Shop is open throughout the evening. Find collection-inspired products and publications, including Frick Madison: The Frick Collection at the Breuer Building, featuring a foreword by Roxane Gay. Members receive a 20% discount on all purchases.


Location: Café (LG level) |  Map
A free menu of iced beverages (non-alcoholic) and light snacks is provided by Joe Coffee, while supplies last. Please enjoy in the lower-level café and outdoor courtyard only—no food or drinks are allowed in the lobby or galleries.


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