Garden Court

Past Exhibition: Severo Calzetta, Called Severo da Ravenna

bronze sculpture of a standing man (Neptune) raising a trident over a sea monster
Severo Calzetta, Called Severo da Ravenna
June 22, 1978 to October 8, 1978

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition of bronze statuettes by or related to Severo Calzetta, called Severo da Ravenna, an important but little-known Italian sculptor of the early sixteenth century. Complementing the five bronzes in The Frick Collection attributed to Severo or his workshop were loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and two New York private collections. The only known bronze bearing the sculptor's signature and a number of related but quite distinct versions of his original models were included.

Past Exhibition: English 18th Century Silver

Lidded silver dish with supine bird on top
English 18th Century Silver in The Frick Collection
November 13, 1978 to March 18, 1979

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.

Past Exhibition: The Spirit of the Place

Painting of woman with parasol walking in courtyard
The Spirit of the Place: Selections from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
September 17, 1997 to November 30, 1997

An exhibition of fourteen paintings and four sculptures from the collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. French, Italian, British, German, Spanish, and American artists were represented in works that ranged from scenes by the Italian vedutisti of the eighteenth-century to masterpieces by French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters.

Past Exhibition: The Currency of Fame

image of gold medal depicting Queen Elizabeth.
The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance
May 24, 1994 to August 22, 1994

The first major survey in America on the art of the Renaissance portrait medal, on display in the Garden Court. The exhibition was co-organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and The Frick Collection and included more than 170 of the most important and beautiful medals from the major European centers of production: Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and England.

Garden Court

John Russell Pope’s Garden Court was a key element in his scheme for the conversion of the residential mansion into a public museum. An inspired design, which enclosed the mansion’s former exterior courtyard under glass, the Frick’s Garden Court prefigured Pope’s designs for similar courts in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.