Xavier Salomon is the Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection

Exposition of Moses (1654), Nicholas Poussin. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Cataloguing the Ashmolean’s baroque paintings is no mean feat

The Oxford museum’s lavish new publication is a triumph of scholarship

27 Sep 2017
Frescoes in the Tomb of the Augurs, Necropolis of Monterozzi, Tarquinia. Courtesy Mibact. Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per l'Area Metropolitana di Roma, la Provincia di Viterbo e l'Etruria Meridionale

D.H. Lawrence among the Etruscans

Is D.H. Lawrence’s account of the archaeological sites of Etruria still relevant today?

5 Aug 2017
'Michelangelo & Sebastiano', installation view, National Gallery, London

Michelangelo and Sebastiano’s fraught but fertile friendship

An ambitious exhibition at the National Gallery traces the productive overlaps between these two Renaissance masters

4 May 2017
Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints, (c. 1300-05), Giovanni da Rimini.

Guercino, Giovanni da Rimini and Murillo

There are some excellent in-focus exhibitions opening around the world in 2017, including a chance to see Guercino’s frescoes up-close, and a revealing look at the school of Rimini

27 Dec 2016

Della Robbia’s glazed terracotta changed Tuscan art

This superb exhibition makes us look at terra invetriata – a prodigious combination of earth, glass, and fire – through the eyes of 15th-century Tuscans

25 Oct 2016

Borrowing a baroque masterpiece

Xavier F. Salomon explains why he is so keen to show one of Guido Cagnacci’s most important paintings at the Frick

2 Oct 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Xavier Salomon’s highlights include Old Masters in Italy, the Le Nain brothers in the US, and a celebration of Hieronymus Bosch in Madrid

27 Dec 2015

First Look: ‘Goya and the Altamira Family’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

‘Goya and the Altamira Family’ reunites five family portraits by Goya and his collaborator Agustín Esteve

14 Apr 2014