COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE FRICK, COVID-STYLE

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:

We’ve all done well but let’s face it: the COVID restrictions have truly begun to pall.

Flying is risky. Restaurants are a drag with masks and no-one wants to meet anyway lest we spark a super-spreader. Museums have been closed for almost a year!

So here’s an idea that combines virtual cross-country travel, drinks with friends, and a museum. That would be the podcast series: “Cocktails with a Curator at the Frick.”

The Frick Collection of course is the hoity-toity art museum, housed in former Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick’s Gilded Age mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Collection is known for its Old Master paintings, outstanding examples of European sculpture, and decorative arts.

The premise of the series is simple: “The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m. [EST], join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.”

READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.

4 Replies to “COCKTAIL HOUR AT THE FRICK, COVID-STYLE”

  1. Betsy Acciani says: Reply

    Thanks for introducing us to this series, Heather. I just watched Jacob, Leah and Rachel at the Well. Very informative. Of course, I am looking forward to wandering around ANY museum when we can do that again, without a mask. But sadly I won’t have Xavier there to help me understand what I am seeing!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Isn’t Xavier the best, Betsy? I love his collection of shawl-collared robes and he is so NOT stuffy. Erudite but accessible–I myself must stay away from the drink but I also love that others can enjoy a cocktail with their art! I’m so glad you like the series, too–

  2. Many thanks, Heather King!

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      My pleasure! I look at these in the way of Public Service Announcements…happy Monday!

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