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  • The Frick Collectionmembers magazine winter 2007

    annual report july 2005 june 2006

    George Stubbs (17241806): A CelebrationFebruary 14 through May 27, 2007

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    18 The Frick Collection

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    Annual Report July 2005 June 2006 19

    leadership

    20 BoardofTrustees,CouncilofTheFrickCollection, YoungFellowsSteeringCommittee

    reports

    21 MargotBogert,President22 AnneL.Poulet,Director24 ColinB.Bailey,ChiefCurator27 PatriciaBarnett,AndrewW.MellonLibrarian

    30 NotableLibraryAcquisitions31 PublicProgramming:Lectures,Concerts,andPublications

    gifts and grants

    32 MajorContributions35 DirectorsCircle35 FoundersSociety35 FellowsandFriendsofTheFrickCollection41 CorporateMembersandSponsors41 MatchingGiftCompanies

    42 financial statements

    staff

    44 TheFrickCollection46 FrickArtReferenceLibrary

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    20 The Frick Collection

    TheFrickCollectionBoardofTrusteesAs of June 30,2006

    MargotBogert,President

    HowardPhippsJr.,Vice President

    L.F.BokerDoyle,Treasurer

    JohnP.Birkelund,Secretary

    PeterP.BlanchardIII

    W.MarkBrady

    I.TownsendBurdenIII

    WalterA.Eberstadt

    EmilyT.Frick

    AgnesGund

    MarthaLoring

    JuanSabater

    StephenA.Schwarzman

    MelvinR.Seiden

    HenryClayFrickII

    Chairman Emeritus

    HelenClayChace

    President Emerita

    WalterJosephPatrickCurley

    PaulG.PennoyerJr.

    Trustees Emeriti

    EverettFahy

    CharlesRyskamp

    SamuelSachsII

    Directors Emeriti

    CouncilofTheFrickCollectionAs of June 30,2006

    W.MarkBrady,Chairman

    JonathanBrown,Vice Chairman

    JulianAgnew

    IreneRooseveltAitken

    JeanA.Bonna

    VivienR.Clark

    PeterDuchin

    AnneGoldrach

    NicholasH.J.Hall

    JonLandau

    ThierryMillerand

    DianeAllenNixon

    RichardE.Oldenburg

    CharlesRyskamp

    AlanSalz

    StephenK.Scher

    BeatriceStern

    GeorgeWachter

    IsabelS.Wilcox

    NinaZilkha

    YoungFellowsSteeringCommitteeAs of June 30,2006

    NathalieKaplan,Chairman

    MarthaLoring,Secretary

    CharlesdeVielCastel

    AmyMazzolaFlynn

    LisaRossiGorrivan

    PhilipC.Gorrivan

    JulianIragorri

    Ana-MariaIragorri-Farcic

    RobertLindgren

    VictoriaLindgren

    VictoriaRotenstreich

    MariannaSabater

    LouiseSchliemann

    CatherineShepard

    AndrewThomas

    GenevieveWheelerBrown

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    Annual Report July 2005 June 2006 21

    Report of the PresidentMargotBogert

    I twasmygreathonorthisyeartosucceedmyfriendHelenClayChaceaspresidentof The Frick Collection. In my tribute to

    her in last winters Members Magazine, I

    detailedsomeofthemanyaccomplishments

    ofhertenurefromApril2000 toDecember

    2005.Inshort,shehashandedmethereins

    of an institution that is financially healthy,

    whosecollectionsarelovinglydisplayedand

    caredfor,whoseexhibitionsarevibrant,and

    whoseLibraryplaysan importantpart ina

    large and diverse international community.

    Above all, she set an example of grace and

    refinementthatisareflectionoftheinstitu-

    tionitself.WearefortunatethatHelenClay

    willcontinuetobeinvolvedwiththeFrickas

    PresidentEmerita.

    During the past twelve months, I was

    pleased to welcome two new members to

    the board: Martha LoringHelen Clays

    daughter, who will help carry on the fam-

    ily tradition of support for the Collection

    andLibraryandAgnesGund,whobrings

    a lifetimes passion for the visual arts to

    the Frick.While both have a deep personal

    understandingofthequalitiesthatmakethe

    Frickspecial,eachbringsafreshperspective

    totheinstitutionthatwillhelpcarryusfor-

    wardaswelooktothefuture.

    Having just two years ago made the

    transition from private foundation to pub-

    lic charity, a status that requires us to raise

    a substantial portion of our annual bud-

    get from donations, membership fees, and

    other income beyond our endowment, the

    Fricknowconfrontssteeplyincreasedneeds

    for fundraising, an art in which our sister

    institutions in New York have had decades

    of experience. The overwhelming response

    to our efforts to secure public support has

    beenaneloquentexpressionoftheextentto

    whichourfriendsholdtheFrickdear.

    So it is that this past year has been

    financiallyoneofthestrongestintheFricks

    history, with overall growth in contribu-

    tionsamountingto26percent.TheAutumn

    DinnerinOctober2005providedanauspi-

    cious start to the season: proceeds for the

    eventpronouncedthemostelegantparty

    oftheyearbyThe New York Timestotaled

    more than $750,000, almost double that of

    thepreviousyear.Indeed,netproceedsfrom

    allofourevents(includingfundsgenerated

    bytheYoungFellowsBallinMarchandthe

    InternationalFineArtFairinMay)increased

    by52.9percent.

    While social events bring visibility to

    the institution, I confess that it is the

    more quiet philanthropy that I find the

    mostheartening.Unrestrictedcontributions

    fromindividualsgrewfromabout$770,000

    to $1,025,000, an increase of 33 percent,

    owing in large part to the success of the

    DirectorsCircle,agroupofourmostsup-

    portive friends, informed and discerning

    advocatesofTheFrickCollectionwhoare

    dedicated to maintaining the high stan-

    dards of the institution. Funding for exhi-

    bitions,thejewelintheFrickscrown,grew

    morethanfivefold, from$218,000 tosome

    $1,219,000, providing support for the bril-

    liantly received Memling, Goya, Liotard,

    andVeroneseshows.

    Asmyinauguralyearaspresidentcomes

    to a close, I would like to offer my sincere

    thanks to my colleagues on the Board of

    Trustees,whohavewelcomedmewarmly;to

    AnnePouletandthededicatedprofessionals

    who work at the Frick and give it their all;

    to the members of the Frick Council and

    theYoungFellowsSteeringCommittee,who

    provide expertise and lend their time; and,

    especially, to those of you listed in the fol-

    lowingpages,whohavesupportedtheFrick

    during the past twelve months. You are all

    partof theextendedFrick family,andyour

    generositymakes itpossible for the institu-

    tiontocontinuetoembodythequalitiesthat

    make it a treasure for NewYorkers and for

    visitorsfromallovertheworld.

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    22 The Frick Collection

    Report of the DirectorAnneL.Poulet

    T hosewhohavehadthepleasureofvis-itingTheFrickCollectioninthepasttwelve monthsor who have read about it

    in the newspapers and journals that report

    onartknowthatithasbeenaveryspecial

    yearinthelifeoftheinstitution.Inthepages

    that follow, you will read about the many

    exhibitions,educationalprograms,scholarly

    activities, and events that took place at the

    Frickduringthisperiod.

    Our fall 2005 exhibition of twenty of

    the surviving portrait paintings by the

    Netherlandish Renaissance painter Hans

    Memlinga large number of which had

    never before been seen on this side of the

    Atlanticopenedtobothpopularandcriti-

    calacclaim.Followingtheshowwasamid-

    winter exhibition of works by Francisco de

    Goya, an unflinching look at his brilliant

    and innovative oeuvre as he grappled with

    old age, poor health, exile, and family con-

    flict; it was the first in the United States to

    concentrate exclusively on the final phase

    of the artists career. In late June, the Frick

    openedanexhibition featuring theworkof

    Jean-tienneLiotard,aneighteenth-century

    Swisspainterrenownedforhisportraitsand

    pastels, until then little known and rarely

    seeninAmerica.

    These and other special exhibitions, all

    inspiredbyworksinourpermanentcollec-

    tion,demonstratethattheFrickisnotsimply

    arepositoryofobjectsbutalivingmuseum

    that continues to stimulate scholarship, to

    illuminateourknowledgeofarthistory,and

    to enliven our experiences. For those who

    wonder about the future of an institution

    thatfocusesontheartofthepast,weanswer:

    artshowsuswherewehavecomefrom,who

    weare,andhowwefeelaboutourselvesand

    theworldaroundus.

    This year, three important acquisitions

    were made by gift and by purchase. The

    Quentin Foundation gave the Frick Piet

    with Two Mourning Putti, asuperbterracotta

    by the Florentine sculptor Massimiliano

    Soldani-Benzi, and Eugene V. Thaw made

    a promised gift of a magnificent marble

    portrait bust, Madame His, by the great

    eighteenth-century French sculptor Jean-

    AntoineHoudon,anartistwhoseworkwas

    admired by both Henry Clay Frick and his

    daughter Helen Clay Frick. In March, with

    fundsfromtheWinthropEdeyBequest,the

    Frick purchased The Dance of Time: Three

    Nymphs Supporting a Clock by Lepaute. This

    masterpiece of terracotta was created in

    1788 by the celebrated sculptor Clodion,

    with the attached mounted clock designed

    by Jean-Andr Lepaute. The Dance of Time

    was cleaned in preparation for its debut in

    thegalleries,andtheLepauteclockisnowin

    runningorderfollowingconservation.These

    extraordinary objects enrich the visitors

    experience while blending seamlessly with

    ourexistingcollection.

    Along with a full calendar of exhibi-

    tions, lectures, concerts, and other events,

    theFrickbeganaEuropean travelprog

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