London Art Week & Frick Madison:
In conversation with Xavier Salomon and Aimee Ng
17.00 (BST) / 12.00 (EST)
WEDNESDAY 7 JULY
On March 18, 2021, The Frick Collection launched Frick Madison, the long-awaited public opening of its temporary new home on Madison Avenue. Frick Madison invites audiences to experience the beloved holdings of the institution, reframed in a completely new context, and marks the first time that a substantial gathering of collection highlights will be presented outside the walls of the museum's Gilded Age mansion. Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon and Curator Aimee Ng will discuss the collection's new display, its genesis, how it has allowed them to showcase rarely seen works, and the fresh insights they have gained on the museum's treasures.
Xavier F. Salomon is Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, New York. He was previously Curator of Southern Baroque in the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Arturo and Holly Melosi Chief Curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. He is an expert on Italian art from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and especially of the artist Paolo Veronese (1528-1588). He curated the monographic exhibition on the artist at the National Gallery, London (2014), as well as a number of other exhibitions on artists such as Bertoldo di Giovanni, Salvator Rosa, Cagnacci, Van Dyck, Murillo, Tiepolo, Goya, Valadier, and Canova.
Aimee Ng is Curator at The Frick Collection. A specialist in Italian Renaissance art and British art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, she has co-curated exhibitions on Bertoldo di Giovanni; Giovanni Battista Moroni; the art of the portrait medal; Andrea del Sarto; and Parmigianino. She has held curatorial and academic positions at The Morgan Library & Museum, where she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Morgan's Drawing Institute in 2014, and at Columbia University, where she earned her PhD. Her most recent publication on Constable's White Horse, part of the Frick's "Diptych" series, is co-authored with William Kentridge.