Xavier F. Salomon

Xavier F. Salomon is the Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, a post he assumed in January of 2014. More »

Xavier F. Salomon giving lecture at The Frick Collection

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, The Frick Collection has reunited for the first time the only two known self-portraits by the artist. This lecture provides an introduction to the special exhibition, focusing on these two rare paintings and their context.

Murillo exhibition video still

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Murillo: The Self-Portraits, on view at the Frick Collection from November 1, 2017 through February 4, 2018.

photo of Xavier Solomon giving lecture at The Frick Collection

Between 1566 and 1567, the priest Francesco degli Arbori oversaw the construction of a small private chapel on the island of Murano, in the Venetian Lagoon. To decorate it, he commissioned Paolo Veronese, one of the most sought-after artists in Venice. The two principal works from the building, recently restored, are the focus of the special exhibition and this lecture.

 

 

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Veronese in Murano'

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, on view at the Frick Collection from October 24, 2017 through March 25, 2018.

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.

photo of Xavier F. Salomon giving lecture at The Frick Collection

Xavier Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, discusses one of the museum’s most important Venetian paintings: Titian’s portrait of his friend Pietro Aretino — a well-connected author, playwright, satirist, blackmailer, and libertine. Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s festival La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic, February 3–21, 2017

Link to video of Xavier Salomon Cagnacci lecture

Guido Cagnacci, whose Repentant Magdalene is the focus of the special exhibition, was one of the most eccentric painters of seventeenth-century Italy. This lecture tracks his turbulent life and career by following his footsteps from his native Romagna to Venice and finally to Vienna. While researching the exhibition, curator Xavier F. Salomon visited the cities where the painter lived and worked, and his talk provides a window into the artist’s fascinating world.

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