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 »

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.

Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome

Link to introductory video for the exhibition "Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome'
Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome on view at The Frick Collection from October 31, 2018 through January 20, 2019. 

Alvar González-Palacios in conversation with Xavier F. Salomon: "The Art and Life of Luigi Valadier"

video still of Alvar González-Palacios in conversation with Xavier F. Salomon

In conjunction with the special exhibition Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome, internationally renowned Valadier expert Alvar González-Palacios discusses Valadier’s remarkable life and work, as well as his own experience as curator of the exhibition and author of the first complete monograph of the artist’s extraordinary oeuvre.

This program is made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.

Canova’s George Washington

Link to introductory video for the exhibition Canova's George Washington
Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Canova’s George Washington, on view at The Frick Collection from May 23, 2018 to September 23, 2018.

Xavier F. Salomon: “Murillo’s Self-Portraits”

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, The Self-Portraits

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.

Xavier F. Salomon: “Paolo Veronese and Francesco degli Arbori’s Chapel in Murano”

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.

 

 

Veronese in Murano

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.

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