Curate Your Own Frick Experience!

Curate Your Own Frick Experience! is a benefit of membership in The Frick Societies. To join, please call Kathi Connelly at 412-342-4069.

Events for April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Society members at the Rubens, Clayton and Helen Clay Frick levels may participate in unlimited activities in all focus areas.1882 Society members may participate in unlimited activities in their selected focus area. Please RSVP to Kathi Connelly at kconnelly@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4035.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES
Exclusive experiences that focus on the inner workings of a museum.

Collection Storage Tour — See the Frick’s new collection storage below the Car and Carriage Museum! Take the staff-only elevator during this exclusive opportunity and see pastels, shoes, hats, furnishings and even cars and carriages in their beautiful, new, climate-controlled home.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs

Moving Ahead: The New and Renovated Car and Carriage Museum — Hear about the adventures of de-installing and installing the car and carriage collection and the work involved in creating a new installation about the transformative impact of the automobile in our lives.
Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs

Decking the Halls at Clayton— How does curatorial staff recreate
a 19th-century holiday? Go behind the scenes to witness the magic, research, and manpower that transforms Clayton for the season. Be among a select few to see Clayton in the midst of holiday bedecking and help to dress her by hanging ornaments on the tree in the enclosed porch while sipping champagne.
Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Dawn Reid, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts

GILDED AGE
Unique in-depth educational opportunities that highlight this opulent time period.

Exoticism, Historicism and Classicism (A Decorative Arts Tour of Clayton) — Have you ever wondered why Clayton looks the way it does? Explore the contents of Clayton and learn how the furniture, ceramics, silver, and glassware communicated the Fricks’ sense of style, taste, and refinement.
Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Dawn Reid, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts

Wine Walk: Past & Present — The grounds of the Frick are very different than they were over a hundred years ago, when the family lived here. Stroll across the site on a tour that brings to life what is no longer there, stopping along the way for wine tastings!
Tuesday, September 20
(Rain Date: Thursday, September 22) at 6:00 p.m.
Amanda Gillen, Director of Education, and Laura Ainsley, Assistant Curator of Education, Adult Programs

Gilded Games — Henry Clay Frick enjoyed a good poker game
with his close friends on Wednesday evenings! Experience some of the magic with a sampling of whiskeys or bourbons while playing a few rounds of Poker and Whist. Sadly, no cigars or cash betting allowed at this event!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Laura Ainsley, Assistant Curator of Education, Adult Programs

MASTERPIECES
Exclusive cultural enrichment opportunities that focus on the Frick’s collection of fine and decorative arts and special exhibitions.

A Private Evening with the Curator of Killer Heels — Over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, meet and talk with Killer Heels curator Lisa Small from the Brooklyn Museum. This event will include a private gallery tour. Space is limited though, so sign up early! Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum

The Frick Collects: a New York Perspective — Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator of The Frick Collection will lead a gallery talk among some of the Frick Art & Historical Center’s finest and most significant objects highlighted in this exhibition.
Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of
The Frick Collection

A Director’s Preview — Robin Nicholson will share a preview of coming banner exhibitions, including: Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear from the Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
in fall 2017, and Isabelle de Borchgrave, a prominent French artist and sculptor best known for her intricately painted paper interpretations of historic fashion, on display the following fall. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Robin Nicholson, Director, The Frick Pittsburgh

Please RSVP to Kathi Connelly at kconnelly@TheFrickPittsburgh.org or 412-342-4035.

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