Aimee Ng

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


Past Exhibition: Schiava Turca

Painting of a half-length woman wearing a round headdress, big blue sleeves, and holding a white fan
The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca”
May 13, 2014 to July 20, 2014

Born in Parma and known as Parmigianino after his native city, Francesco Mazzola (1503–1540) lived only thirty-seven years, yet his eloquent, innovative art inspired his contemporaries to name him “Raphael reborn” and praise him as one of the greatest painters of his age. During his short life, Parmigianino was especially esteemed for his portraits. Today his Schiava Turca, an exquisite depiction of a young woman, is an icon in the city of Parma and admired as an expression of ideal female beauty in the tradition of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Ian Wardropper, Robert Wellington, and Aimee Ng

Link to video of Ian Wardropper, Robert Wellington, and Aimee Ng

Welcome and opening remarks from Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection; Robert Wellington, Lecturer at the Australian National University; and Aimee Ng, Associate Curator at The Frick Collection. This video introduces a series of lectures from the symposium Full Circle: The Medal in Art History, presented by The Frick Collection in honor of Stephen K. Scher on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Making a Medal Using the Sand Casting Process

Link to video about the medal making process

This video, produced in conjunction with the exhibition The Pursuit of Immortality: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals, describes the making of a medal with the process known as sand casting. A silent version will be on display in The Frick Collection galleries from May 9 to September 10, 2017.

Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action'

Aimee Ng, Associate Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action, on view in the Oval Room and Lower Level galleries from October 7, 2015 through January 10, 2016.

Aimee Ng: "A Portrait and Its Mysteries: Parmigianino's Schiava Turca"

Link to Aimee Ng lecture about Parmigianino

Parmigianino's exquisite Schiava Turca (Turkish slave) is shrouded in mystery. Who is this woman whose elaborate, almost theatrical, costume inspired an early eighteenth-century writer to give the Renaissance beauty her fantastical name? In this lecture, the guest curator of the special exhibition The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"  presents a new interpretation of the work.

The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"'

Aimee Ng, Guest Curator, introduces the exhibition The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca," on view at the Frick from May 12, 2014 through July 20, 2014. This video will be on view in the Music Room during the run of the exhibition.