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Lecture Series: Frick Perspectives

For nearly two decades, the Frick’s Curatorial Fellows program has trained the next generation of museum professionals, many of whom have gone on to hold positions at some of the world’s leading institutions. In this series, four former Frick Fellows discuss works from the permanent collection and share how their understanding of these works has changed over time.

Lessons from the Dutch “Golden Age” — January 11, 12:00 noon
The Glint of Gold: Early Italian Pictures — January 25, 12:00 noon
Impressed by Degas, Monet, Renoir — February 8, 12:00 noon
Northern Lights — February 22, 12:00 noon

Tickets to the four-part series are $100 ($90 for members); individual lecture tickets are $30 ($25 for members). Ticket prices include museum admission. Questions: contact

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Frick Perspectives: Lessons from the Dutch “Golden Age”
Saturday, January 11, 12:00 noon
Adam Eaker, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This lecture examines the Frick’s Dutch paintings and the taste for Dutch art in Gilded Age New York, looking closely at their relevance to a contemporary audience.

Frick Perspectives: The Glint of Gold: Early Italian Pictures
Saturday, January 25, 12:00 noon
Nathaniel Silver, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Thanks to the vision and perseverance of Helen Clay Frick, the Frick has an extraordinary group of gold-ground paintings. This lecture explores the collection’s “primitives” — works by Italian Renaissance masters Duccio and Piero della Francesca — and their acquisition by a collector whose taste was formed by her European travels following her father’s death, in 1919.

Frick Perspectives: Impressed by Degas, Monet, Renoir
Saturday, February 8, 12:00 noon
Emerson Bowyer, The Art Institute of Chicago

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Best known for its collection of Old Masters, the Frick also has a small but significant group of Impressionist paintings. Learn about Henry Clay Frick’s interest in Impressionism and how his collecting activity compared with contemporaneous Chicago collectors such as Bertha and Potter Palmer.

Frick Perspectives: Northern Lights
Saturday, February 22, 12:00 noon
Emma Capron, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Although the Frick is not usually associated with the art of the Northern Renaissance, it holds a small but outstanding group of early Netherlandish and French paintings from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries — one of the best in America. This lecture explores the making, meaning, and collecting of these exquisite works.