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Travels with a Curator: Pittsburgh

video still of Xavier Salomon and estate
In the final episode of “Travels with a Curator,” journey just 370 miles west of New York to explore The Frick Pittsburgh with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. A beautiful property where visitors may enjoy both modern galleries and the Frick family home, The Frick Pittsburgh houses works of art and personal objects that provide an intimate look at the lives of the Frick family, from bedrooms with house slippers to children's rooms with toys.

Travels with a Curator: Chantilly

video still of Xavier Salomon and garden
In this week’s episode of “Travels with a Curator,” Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon takes viewers on a journey through the grand halls of the Château de Chantilly, one of his favorite places in France. Like the Frick, Chantilly began as an opulent residence and was once the home of the Grand Condé, a cousin of Louis XIV. Today, the château houses one of the best collections of European paintings in France as well as the world-famous illuminated manuscript “Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.” Watch closely for a guest appearance by Jadwiga, Xavier’s kitten.

Frick Five: Aimee Ng

video still of Xavier Salomon and Aimee Ng with oil painting of nude woman, and attendant

In the fourth episode of “Frick Five,” Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, interviews his colleague, Curator Aimee Ng. Aimee answers our five questions, revealing how she became an art historian and why. As for the work of art she would most like to live with, it’s about 3,000 years old, 19 inches tall, and has a “cool, calm, commanding presence.”

Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto

Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Tiepolo in Milan: The Lost Frescoes of Palazzo Archinto, on view at The Frick Collection from April 16, 2019, through July 14, 2019.