Xavier F. Salomon

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

Past Exhibitions: Veronese's Allegories

Painting of man in white garb stretching between two women in dresses
Veronese’s Allegories: Virtue, Love, and Exploration in Renaissance Venice
April 11, 2006 to July 16, 2006

The art of Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) is inextricably linked to the idea of opulence and splendor in Renaissance Venice. His paintings are grandiose visions of the richness and spectacle of sixteenth-century Venetian life. Crowded compositions with theatrical effects, in which groups of sumptuously dressed people re-enact religious and secular events, have become synonymous with Veronese’s oeuvre, and his dazzling and effective use of color has been praised and celebrated over the centuries.

Past Exhibition: Masterpieces from Dulwich Picture Gallery

Oil painting of a young girl leaning out a window sill.
Masterpieces of European Painting from Dulwich Picture Gallery
March 9, 2010 to May 30, 2010

Dulwich Picture Gallery holds one of the world's major collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century paintings. The exhibition, which heralds the Gallery’s bicentenary in 2011, reintroduces American audiences to this institution’s collection through an exceptional group of works, to be shown exclusively at the Frick through May 30, 2010.

In Conversation: Nicolas Party

video still of Nicolas Party and Xavier Salomon seated in front of paintings

In connection with his current installation at Frick Madison, artist Nicolas Party sits down for a conversation with Xavier F. Salomon, the Frick’s Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. Party discusses the inspirations and themes that informed his mural, why he finds the ephemeral nature of his installations liberating, and his fascination with Rosalba Carriera, the “queen of pastel.”

Curators Reflect: Degas’s “Adelchi Morbilli”

video still of Xavier F. Salomon looking closely at work in gallery

With only three weeks left to see The Eveillard Gift at Frick Madison, Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, reflects on Degas’s exquisite drawing of his young cousin. The drawing epitomizes a shared quality among the works on paper in the exhibition, many of which appear to give an intimate look into both artist and subject.

The work is on view at Frick Madison through February 26, 2023, in The Eveillard Gift.