Date(s) - Friday, August 26
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Frick Pittsburgh


BRGR, Franktuary and Stickler’s Ice Pop Co. food trucks; Highway Robbery and Magnolia on Main fashion trucks

Free performance on the Frick grounds beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m.


Cut & Sew Studio: Junior Fashion Show
Cut & Sew Studio is partnering with the Frick for the studio’s Design & Make Your Own Clothing and Patternmaking Basics & Sewing summer camps. Fifth through twelfth grade students enrolled in those camps will use the collection of shoes in the Frick’s Killer Heels exhibition as inspiration for their designs and have the opportunity to present them in a summer event on the museum grounds.

Location: Community Courtyard

City of Play
August 26 Summer Fridays attendees will enjoy classic lawn games provided by City of Play, including large-scale games from C.O.P’s Pop-up Playground (international playground games) and Arcade (large-scale board games and live-action video games).

Pop Up Talk by Karin Legato, former owner of Emphatics fashion boutique, 7:30 p.m in The Frick Art Museum auditorium

Karin Legato has been bringing fashion to Pittsburgh for decades. With her late husband, James, Karin ran the internationally respected high-fashion Pittsburgh retail store, Emphatics, which brought many innovative and cutting edge designers like Jean Paul Gaultier, Alaia, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen, and Thierry Mugler to Pittsburgh for the first time. Emphatics’ “Theatre-of Fashion” presented fashion in a museum- like experience, curated with Karin’s keen and very individualistic sense of style as fashion director and buyer. In 2015, the Emphatics Archive was acquired by the Arizona Costume Institute at the Phoenix Art Museum and will be exhibited November 2016 through January 2017. Karin learned to sew and make clothing as a child, and after graduating from Chatham College, further pursued her fashion interests and passion for design at Clarissa School of Fashion Design. Bringing her unique experience and historic fashion perspective to the museum, Karin is honored to be doing a talk at the Frick.

About Summer Fridays at the Frick:

Every Friday from June 17 to September 2, 2016, the Frick offers an exciting and diverse lineup of entertaining performances, family-friendly activities, a wine bar and varied dining options, including dinner at The Café at the Frick, casual food from local food trucks, and the opportunity to picnic on the lush Frick grounds.

On each Summer Friday evening, Frick visitors will be able to:

  • Enjoy free performances and family-friendly activities.
  • View the exhibition, Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at The Frick Art Museum.
  • Tour Clayton, the historic Frick family home.
  • Dine at The Café at the Frick from 5:30–8:00 p.m. Reservations welcomed, and are available to members and non-members.
  • Mingle at the wine bar on the terrace of The Frick Art Museum (cash bar).
    Enjoy fare from a diverse selection of local food trucks.
  • Picnic on the Frick grounds—visitors may bring their own basket, blanket and beverages! The Café offers bottled wine sales.
  • Shop at the Frick Museum Store, including the Killer Heels Pop-Up Shop.


  • Admission to the Frick grounds for everyone—FREE
  • All admissions and tours for Frick members—FREE
  • Admission to Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe —$12 general admission; $10 senior/student; $6 children ages 6–16; Free for active-duty military and their immediate families.
  • Clayton Tour admission: $12 general admission; $10 senior/student; $6 children, 16 and under; Free for active-duty military and their immediate families. Reservations recommended.
  • Clayton Highlight Tour (30-minutes) admission: $7 general admission; $5 children 16 and under (babies in arms are free); FREE for active duty military and members of their immediate family. Reservations recommended.