We would like to invite you to join us for a special lecture as we prepare for the upcoming Clayton tour, All That Glitters: Luxury in the Gilded Age.
Ulysses Grant Dietz, senior curator and curator of decorative arts at The Newark Museum, will be speaking to our docents, teachers, and staff.
This lecture is a training opportunity for our docents and teachers, and we would like to offer this opportunity to you, our supporters of the Frick.
(If you’re not currently a Frick member, please click here to join now.).
This lecture will focus on Clayton, the home of Henry Clay Frick and his family, which began as a villa that was substantial but not palatial, elegant but not opulent. When the Fricks transformed and enlarged Clayton into the mansion we know today, they were doing what every American industrialist family, from New York to San Francisco, was doing at the same time.
Ulysses Dietz will explore the ways in which the mansion in America was both a personal expression of its builders’ taste and aspirations, and also part of a national phenomenon that was the catalyst for the re-invention of good taste in the United States.
Tuesday, 04 October, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA 15212