Stephen K. Scher

Past Exhibition: The Proud Republic

Image of silver medal depicting William III, Prince of Orange
The Proud Republic: Dutch Medals of the Golden Age
May 6, 1997 to July 27, 1997

An exhibition of forty-one medals, a print by Rembrandt, and a spectacular silver-gilt standing cup with cover, dated 1639, by Jan Lutma the Elder, all chosen and catalogued by guest curator Stephen K. Scher.  The exhibition focused on Dutch medals of the seventeenth century, preceded by a sampling of sixteenth-century Italian and Netherlandish examples.  Almost all of the examples are in silver, and most are cast, although large struck medals are equally important and impressive.

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.

Xavier F. Salomon and Dr. Stephen K. Scher: Closing Remarks

Link to video of Xavier Salomon and Stephen Scher closing remarks

Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection and Stephen K. Scher, Collector and Art Historian present their closing remarks for 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.

Emerson Bowyer: “History in Relief”

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Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago presents his lecture History in Relief. This video is one of 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.

Hannah Williams: “Portrayal and Commemoration: Medal Engravers at the French Academy of Painting and Sculpture”

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Hannah Williams, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the Queen Mary University of London presents her lecture Portrayal and Commemoration: Medal Engravers at the French Academy of Painting and Sculpture. This video is one of 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.

Emily Fenichel: "Michelangelo’s Portrait Medal: The Penitent Artist in His Final Years"

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Emily Fenichel, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University, presents her lecture Michelangelo’s Portrait Medal: The Penitent Artist in His Final Years. This video is one of 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.

Susan Dackerman: “Making Prints, Making Medals”

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Susan Dackerman, John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, presents her lecture Making Prints, Making Medals. This video is one of 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.

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