This spring, indulge your inner art enthusiast by attending a series of seminars given by curators at the Frick Collection.
Start the year off right by discovering the fascinating movement of dancers in Degas paintings, the beauty of Boucher’s landscape romances, or the intense and wild animal attacks represented in Florentine bronze.
The calendar includes:
January 24, 2pm. Enamels Secular and Sacred with Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, and Julia Day, Assistant Objects Conservator.
Examine Renaissance-era Limoges enamels, discussing their role in the Frick collection, technical mastery, and conservation efforts.
February 10, 6pm. The Return of the Argonauts with Lee Patterson, English professor at Yale University.
Discover the history behind two 15th century Italian paintings on loan from the Mari-Cha Collection, and delve into their connection to the ancient myth of Jason and the Argonauts.
February 28, 2pm. Beautiful Boucher with Joseph Godla, Conservator, and Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts.
Learn about the newly refurbished Boucher Room of the Frick, taking a close look at the paintings and decorative arts that occupy the previous private boudoir.
March 7, 2pm. Frits Lugt as a Collector and Connoisseur of Rembrandt’s Drawings with Stijn Alsteens, Associate Curator of the Drawings and Prints department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Examine the collecting practices of Lugt and his eventual discoveries about Rembrandt and his pupils.
March 21, 2pm. Animals in Combat: Florentine Bronzes at the Frick with Denise Allen, Curator, and Julia Day, Assistant Objects Conservator.
Delve into Italian sculptor Susini’s practices, connecting the bronze sculptures to the 17th century Medici court and the symbolism of animals.
April 12, 6pm. Degas in Search of the Dance with Rika Burnham, Head of Education.
Learn about Degas and his love of ballet while taking a close look at the Frick’s painting of The Rehearsal.
May 2, 2pm. Mr. Frick’s Rembrandt’s with Colin Bailey, Associate Director and Chief Curator.
Explore Frick’s enthusiasm for the iconic Spanish painter by focusing on three paintings in the collection: The Polish Rider, Self-Portrait, and Nicolaes Ruts.
Each seminar is $100, and generally lasts between one and two hours. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone. Don’t miss these great opportunities to meet with some of the most respected scholars in the field, and to discover some of the most fascinating topics surrounding the art world today.