Aimee Ng

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

 

Past Exhibition: Schiava Turca

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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.

What's Her Story: Elsie de Wolfe

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The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection.

In the second-to-last episode, meet Elsie de Wolfe, America's first professional interior designer, who decorated the Frick's Fifth Avenue home. #WhatsHerStory

What's Her Story: Miss Mary Edwards

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The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection.

Curator Aimee Ng is continuing the series with a look at a portrait of Miss Mary Edwards, a woman who took her life and legacy into her own hands. #WhatsHerStory

Travels with a Curator: St. James's Park, London

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In this week’s episode of “Travels with a Curator,” explore the history of St. James’s Park with Curator Aimee Ng. This popular attraction in London serves as the backdrop for Thomas Gainsborough's “Mall in St. James’s Park,” which he painted about 1783 for George III. Originally a cockleshell-strewn court for playing pall-mall, a precursor of croquet, the Mall was a place of visual encounters, where fashionable 18th-century Londoners (and their pets) could see and be seen.

Frick Five: Nathan Flis

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In the seventh episode of “Frick Five,” Curator Aimee Ng interviews Nathan Flis, Head of Exhibitions and Publications, and Assistant Curator of 17th-Century Paintings, Yale Center for British Art. Nathan reflects on the intersection of life and art, discussing his roles as curator, painter, diarist, etcher, gardener, father, and son. He also reconsiders the legacy of one of the 20th century’s biggest names.

Travels with a Curator: Honolulu

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In this week’s episode of “Travels with a Curator,” join Curator Aimee Ng as she explores the Honolulu Museum of Art, which lent a portrait of Lady Meux by James McNeill Whistler to the Frick for its 2003 exhibition, “Whistler, Women, and Fashion.” Founded by Anna Rice Cooke, the daughter of a prominent missionary family in Hawaii, the Honolulu Museum of Art was meant to ensure that the children of the islands would have a place to learn not only about their own background and culture but about those of the diverse populations around them.

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