Aimee Ng

Curator Aimee Ng is a Research Associate at The Frick Collection. More »


Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick

video still of painting of woman against gold background, between two statues

Curator Aimee Ng and Consulting Curator Antwaun Sargent introduce the exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick, on view at Frick Madison through January 7, 2024. The show presents fourteen of the finest portraits by the American painter displayed in the context of the Frick—one of his favorite museums—and explores the enduring legacies both of Hendricks’s pioneering work and of the museum itself.

Where in the World? Lacquer

video still of lacquer cabinet depicting four men

Marie-Laure Buku Pongo, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, joins Curator Aimee Ng to investigate two cross-cultural cabinets from the 1760s. The pair of cabinets combines French materials and craft with elements made a century earlier and oceans away—eight sumptuous black-and-gold lacquer panels taken from imported Japanese objects. A traditional Asian art form, lacquerware was made through a time-consuming and dangerous process, and the mysteries that Japan held in Europe enhanced the material’s popularity in fashionable French furniture.

Cocktails with a Curator: From Series to Publication

video still of Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng, and Giulio Dalvit sitting with glasses among bookcases

You asked and we listened! Based on The Frick Collection’s acclaimed video series of the same name, the Cocktails with a Curator book is now available. Here, watch as curators Xavier F. Salomon, Aimee Ng, and Giulio Dalvit reflect on the unexpected popularity of the series and their excitement to share engaging histories of Frick artworks, paired with themed drinks, with readers around the world. Cheers!

Where in the World? Pearl

closeup of painting of woman in yellow dress with large pearl earring

In this episode of Where in the World?, Curator Aimee Ng dives deep into the history of pearls and their appearance in paintings by Vermeer. In seventeenth-century Holland, pearls signified a wearer’s ability to purchase the expensive natural gems, which skilled divers in the Dutch colonies harvested from the Indian Ocean under dangerous conditions.