Following the previous summer's exhibition devoted to bronzes by Severo Calzetta, this was the second exhibition to focus on lesser-known aspects of The Frick Collection — in this case eleven eighteenth and early nineteenth-century objects in silver or silver-gilt by Paul De Lamerie, William Pitts, Paul Storr, Benjamin and James Smith, and the London monogrammist I S. Complementing these pieces were twenty-eight borrowed works by the same artisans and their contemporary silversmiths Daniel Garnier, Pierre Platel, William Lukin and Nicholas Sprimont.
An exhibition of sixty watercolors by Granet lent by The Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence, organized by The Frick Collection. The works were painted after 1830 and show views of Paris, Versailles, and the Ile-de-France. After New York, the show traveled to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Another in-depth exhibition devoted to a single painting in The Frick Collection, this one focused on Whistler's celebrated portrait Arrangement in Black and Gold: Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac, first exhibited in 1894.
A small exhibition focused on a pair of pastel portraits by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805) that had recently been acquired by the museum: Baptiste Aîné and Madame Baptiste Aîné. Executed in Paris in the early 1790s, these dramatic images of a famous actor and his wife belong to an impressive series of portraits that Greuze painted and drew during the turbulent years of the French Revolution.
This exhibition was the first devoted exclusively to the drawings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805), the remarkable eighteenth-century French painter and draftsman.
A celebration of the life of Edgar Munhall (1933–2016) held at The Frick Collection on December 5, 2016.
Curator Emeritus Edgar Munhall discusses Whistler’s "Arrangement in Black and Gold, Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac" from the exhibition Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009.