Enlightenment and Beauty
Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion
Through April 5
The Frick’s collection of sculptures by Jean-Antoine Houdon and Claude Michel (called Clodion) are displayed for the first time as a group in the Portico Gallery. With a focus on Houdon’s lifelike marble portrait busts and Clodion’s small-scale terracotta statuettes, the exhibition highlights the artists’ creative responses to the classical tradition and their defining contributions to the art of Enlightenment-era France.
Recently restored, Houdon’s large-scale terracotta Diana the Huntress (right) is a new highlight of this evolving installation.