Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Frick at Your Fingertips: Biweekly Highlights

The Frick at Your Fingertips


With the holidays approaching, the Frick would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your enthusiasm and support in 2021. Between the momentous opening of our temporary home, Frick Madison, and all-time records for online engagement, we are more grateful than ever to you and the entire Frick community.

We invite you to ring in the New Year by revisiting our acclaimed 2020–21 series Cocktails with a Curator. All sixty-five episodes—featuring rich insights from our curators on works in the collection paired with festive cocktail recipes—can be streamed for free on our YouTube channel.

Please note, Frick Madison will close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.



What's on View


Oil painting of young man sitting on a couch and leans back against a large blue patterned pillow. The brushwork throughout the painting is loose.


Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters

Frick Madison, Second Floor

On view now, Salman Toor's Museum Boys (through January 16) and Doron Langberg's Lover (through January 23) can be found in the galleries at Frick Madison paired with the iconic Old Master works that inspired them. The paintings are the first two in a series of four juxtapositions to be installed as part of the Frick's current project Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters.

Langberg's Lover, seen here, responds to Hans Holbein's 1527 painting Sir Thomas More and explores themes of tactility and closeness.

Join a Frick educator for an online dialogue on Langberg's work in an upcoming session of Continue the Conversation on January 13.






Biweekly Highlights


Man in a pink sweater sitting on a gallery bench between a trapezoidal window and Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert"

Bellini and Breuer,
Odes to Light

Light is a theme that threads throughout the collection, but nowhere does it appear so arrestingly at Frick Madison as in the juxtaposition between Bellini’s St. Francis and Breuer’s window.



Still of artist Salman Toor from video "Living Histories: In Conversation with Salman Toor"

Living Histories:
In Conversation with Salman Toor

Salman Toor sits down with Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, to discuss Old Masters and finding empowerment through painting.



A man wearing headphones holds his phone and gazes at a glass display case containing bronze statuettes

A Guided Look

Take a deeper dive into our collection one work at a time. Enjoy audio commentary by our curators on the Bloomberg Connects app at home or while you wander the galleries at Frick Madison.



Oil painting of woman sitting at table with man leaning over shoulder

From Our Friends: Vermeer: On Reflection

Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, joins the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister virtually to present on the Frick's Girl Interrupted at Her Music.



Your Support Goes Twice as Far

Through December 31, gifts to the Annual Fund will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Trustee Stephen A. Schwarzman. Support the Frick and all our inspirational offerings with a fully tax-deductible donation today!



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