Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion at the Frick – New York

Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion at the Frick – New YorkSculptures by Houdon and Clodion at the Frick – New York

April 1, 2014 through April 5, 2015

– Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion features seven lively terracottas by Claude Michel, known as Clodion and seven exquisite marbles by Jean-Antoine Houdon, the two leading French sculptors of the late eighteenth century, highlighting their defining contributions to the art of the Enlightenment. Inspired by the great works of Classical antiquity as well as from the close observation of life, the installation features selections from the permanent collection which are grouped together for the first time in the natural light of the museum’s magnificent Portico Gallery including Clodion’s terracotta statuettes, “The Dance of Time: Three Nymphs Supporting a Clock,” (1788) and “Zephyrus and Flora,” (1799) and Houdon’s marble busts of the, “Comtesse du Cayla,” (1777) and the, “Marquis de Miromesnil,” (1777) presented alongside examples from private collections which are rarely publically displayed.

 

“Comtesse du Cayla” (1777) - Jean-Antoine Houdon

“Comtesse du Cayla” (1777) – Jean-Antoine Houdon

“Zephyrus and Flora” (1799) - Clodion

“Zephyrus and Flora” (1799) – Clodion


 

 

Exhibition Official Site

 

FRICK COLLECTION

 1 EAST 70TH STREET

NEW YORK, NY  10021

212-288-0700

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

OPEN SUNDAY FROM 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$20 FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$15 FOR A SENIOR TICKET.

$10 FOR A STUDENT TICKET.

PAY WHAT YOU WISH EVERY SUNDAY BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS AND THE AUDIO GUIDE ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.

NO ONLINE TICKETING AVAILABLE. PURCHASE TICKETS IN PERSON ONLY.

REGRETTABLY, CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE ARE NOT ADMITTED TO THE COLLECTION.

 

 

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