Marking the centenary of the death of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), The Frick Collection presented Whistler, Women, and Fashion — the first in-depth exploration of the artist's lifelong involvement in fashion as an essential aspect of his work.
Susan Grace Galassi
The Frick Collection's St. Jerome and Purification of the Temple comprised the core of this special exhibition, which was shown in the Oval Room. Together with five loan paintings — all replicas or versions of the two Frick canvases — these works revealed different aspects of the master's recycling of his own compositions. Although El Greco was a highly original painter, he frequently made replicas or related versions of his works, at a time when few if any other major artists did so.
The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya
The greatest Spanish draftsmen from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century — Ribera, Murillo, and Goya, among them — created works of dazzling idiosyncrasy. These diverse drawings, which may be broadly characterized as possessing a specifically "Spanish manner," will be the subject of an exclusive exhibition at The Frick Collection in the fall of 2010.
Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection
Frederik Johannes Lugt (1884–1970) was a Dutch art historian, connoisseur, and collector.
Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle, on view at The Frick Collection from January 31 through April 22, 2018.
Before its presentation at The Frick Collection, Zurbarán’s series Jacob and His Twelve Sons traveled from Auckland Castle, County Durham, England to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, where the paintings were studied by Claire M. Barry, Director of Conservation, before their exhibition at the Meadows Museum in Dallas in the fall of 2017. The results of this examination and the details it revealed about the artist's process are presented in this video narrated by Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection.
The grand-scale port scenes of Dieppe and Cologne that J. M. W. Turner painted in the mid-1820s are generally recognized as a turning point in his career. Combining on-site observation with inspiration from past masters and literary sources, Turner shocked the public and critics alike with the canvases’ brilliant golden light when he exhibited them at the Royal Academy in 1825 and 1826, respectively. This lecture explores how these two masterworks offer a clear statement of the direction Turner was taking landscape painting as the most original artist of his time.
Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, introduces the exhibition Leighton's Flaming June, on view in the Oval Room from June 9 through September 6, 2015.
Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at The Frick Collection, presents her lecture, "Stranger in a Strange Land: A Century of Exhibitions of El Greco in New York," during the one-day symposium El Greco Comes to America: The Discovery of a Modern Old Master. This event was organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection.