Seeing Old Masters in a Modern Setting: The Frick Madison
Originating with Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), who bequeathed his home, paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts to the public for their enjoyment, the Frick Collection encompasses masterworks from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century.
Given the recent renovation at the Frick Mansion on East 70th Street, the collection has been moved to temporary quarters on Madison Avenue, the former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and more recently the Met Breuer.
Join Page Knox in a close examination of the reinstallation of this exceptional collection and consider ways in which the modernist building is in dialogue with the Old Masters.
About the Presenter
Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.
Page graduated from Yale University and was a double major in Art History and Economics. Upon graduation, Page spent her twenties in the financial world. Before returning to graduate school, she worked at the Yale Center for British Art. At Columbia, she received a PhD with a focus in American Art, while her minor field was Renaissance painting, specifically Leonardo da Vinci. Her dissertation, Scribner's Monthly 1870-1881: Illustrating a New American Art World, explored the significant expansion of illustration in print media during the 1870s, using Scribner's Monthly as a lens to examine how the medium changed the general aesthetic in American art in the late nineteenth century.
She continues to publish and lecture at various conferences on the subject and is a contributing author for a recently released textbook on the history of illustration. In addition to her Art Humanities class, she also teaches summer courses at Columbia that focuses on American Art and Trans-Atlantic Exchange during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.