Free: The Frick Travels with a Curator to Santa Maria delle Carceri, Prato, Italy

Updated: Aug 1, 2020



You will be transported to Italy in this episode of "Travels with a Curator" by The Frick. Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator introduces us to the church of Santa Maria delle Carceri in Prato.


This venue is the original home of one of the Frick’s spectacular bronzes, “St. John Baptizing” by Francesco da Sangallo. Discover the family connections that link this important sculpture to the church. Xavier will also retrace the history of the bronze from its creation in the sixteenth century to its acquisition by Henry Clay Frick in 1916.


Thanks to Ian Wardropper, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director and his team for creating a variety of new content that allows us to share the works of art we love so much at The Frick during this COVID-19 period.


Located in the Henry Clay Frick House on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, the Frick Collection is a premier museum and research center best known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.

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