Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Frick at Your Fingertips: Biweekly Highlights 

This Mother’s Day, share your love of art with a gift membership to the Frick! Benefits include unlimited free visits to our temporary new home, Frick Madison—hailed as “a delight: intelligent, informative, elegantly lean and visually rich” by The Wall Street Journal—as well as discounts in the shop and café and access to members-only events. On Thursday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m., all members are invited to join us for an exclusive bonus episode of Cocktails with a Curator, followed by a b with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon and Curator Aimee Ng.




Continue reading to find out what's on view now at Frick Madison and to discover a selection of upcoming programs. All featured online programs hosted by the Frick will be closed captioned. Browse our complete event calendar at and visit to learn more about access services.

Installation view of two red carpets framed and hung on a gray wall


Frick Madison

Third Floor, Room 9

Woven with precious threads of silk and pashmina wool, these two carpets—now on view for the first time in fifteen years—were made in royal manufactories in northern India in the seventeenth century. At the time, India was ruled by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. These rugs may have decorated one of his palaces or been used as diplomatic gifts.

Each carpet is composed of fragments of much larger and longer rugs. Over the centuries, the carpets were damaged and some of the best-preserved areas were assembled to create objects to be sold to European collectors.



Online Programs


Oil painting of lush green landscape with boat on a river ferrying a white horse

The Myth and Mystery of John Constable

Thursday, April 29, 5:00 p.m.

Live through Zoom

In our new seminar, Curator Aimee Ng examines Constable’s White Horse. Purchase includes a link to the live event and access to the recording.



A gold-trimmed manuscript illustration depicting a monk in robes at a reading desk in a medieval cloister receiving a roll of papers from a kneeling nun.

A Symposium on the

History of Art

Fridays, April 30 and May 7

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Live through Zoom

Join the Frick and the Institute of Fine Arts to hear original research on art from around the world presented by graduate students.



Terracotta bust of a man. He wears a high collared and detailed cloak, which has rope and tassels tied together around his neck

Cocktails with a Curator

Chinard’s Étienne Vincent de Margnolas

Friday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.

Veneziano’s Coronation of the Virgin

Friday, May 7, 5:00 p.m.


Rewatch past episodes.


Pastel half-length portrait of a woman wearing a white dress with a collection of flowers at the front and a blue shawl draped on her shoulders.

Acquisition Hour:

Rosalba Carriera

Tuesday, May 4, 5:00 p.m.

Live through Zoom

Join as a Fellow or Young Fellow to attend this program about the Frick’s recent acquisition of a pair of pastels by Rosalba Carriera.



From Our Friends:

Afro Latin Jazz Alliance

Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.

Join Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance for the virtual premiere of a riveting video performance, Fandango at the Wall: The ShapeShifter Sessions. EVENT DETAILS



Explore the Frick Mobile Guide

Take a deeper dive into select works of art, listen to audio commentary by curators, and more on the Bloomberg Connects app. Download the app before your visit to make the most of your museum-going experience.