Colin B. Bailey

Colin B. Bailey was formerly Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. His is currently Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


Link to video of Colin B. Bailey delivering welcoming remarks for symposium

Welcome and opening remarks from Colin B. Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum, and John Marciari, Charles W. Englehard Curator and Head of the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library & Museum. This video introduces a series of lectures from the symposium A Demand for Drawings: Five Centuries of Collecting co-presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection and The Drawing Institute at The Morgan Library on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2016.

Link to video of Colin B. Bailey in the Frick's Fragonard Room

Filmed in the Frick Collection’s Fragonard Room, this fourteen-minute video provides an in-depth look into the history of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Progress of Love, a series of fourteen paintings considered by many to be the artist’s masterpiece. The intriguing story behind the commission, rejection, and rehousing of Fragonard’s paintings is brought to life by Colin B. Bailey, former Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick (now Director of Museums at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco).

Color print of female clown seated on red bench with legs apart
The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark March 12, 2013 to June 16, 2013

This exhibition presented a selection of nineteenth-century French drawings and prints from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Sheets by Millet, Courbet, Degas, Manet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and other masters are on view. Ranging widely in subject matter and technique and spanning the entire second half of the nineteenth century, these works represent the diverse interests of Realist, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist artists in a rapidly changing world.

closeup of painting of street theatre with onlookers watching, standing amongst trees
Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780), October 30, 2007 through January 27, 2008
painting of white horse frightened by a lion
George Stubbs (1724-1806): A Celebration, February 14 through May 27, 2007