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CEAA Night at the Frick Collection

2 January 2013 No Comment

FrickCEAA invites alumni to join them for night at The Frick Collection. The event will feature a guided private tour of the museum, followed by a 30 minute private admission to view the Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection.  The Frick Collection has one of the most important public collections of European timepieces in the United States, much of it acquired through the 1999 bequest of the New York collector Winthrop Kellogg Edey. This extraordinary gift of thirty-eight watches and clocks dating from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century covers the art of horology in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. On this Feb 1st tour, visitors will have another opportunity to explore the breadth and significance of the Edey collection through an exhibition that presents fourteen watches and eleven clocks from his bequest.

The exhibition illustrates the stylistic and technical developments of timepieces from 1500 to 1830. Edey’s remarkable collection of Renaissance clocks is represented by a master work by Pierre de Fobis (see above) and his interest in watches by significant examples signed by George Smith, Henry Arlaud, Pierre Huaud, Julien Le Roy, Thomas Mudge, and Abraham-Louis and Antoine-Louis Breguet. Also included in this presentation are five spectacular clocks on loan from Horace (Woody) Brock. Never before seen in New York City, they reflect the precision and splendor of the art of clockmaking in eighteenth-century France. This exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts.

The night will continue with a private reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres at the Caravaggio Restaurant. 

Space is very limited, so sign up early! Tickets are discounted to only $30 each ($20 for the first 20 to register) (over $125 value) and limited to 2 per alumnus/a.  Click here to register.

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