Orientation and Education Centers

Please join us for the

OPENING WEEKEND
of our new Orientation Center
and the Frick Museum Store
July 19–20!


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Orientation Center opening


Saturday, July 19


11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 

Stop by the activity table for a hands-on guessing game of History Mystery. What exactly is that strange old object, and how was it used in a Clayton-era household? Then step up your creativity a notch—design and build a fold-up museum of your own to take home.

11:00 a.m.

Free Gallery Talk: Collecting Degas, presented by Laura Ainsley, assistant curator of education.
The Frick Art Museum

2:00 p.m.

Free Docent Tour of Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist—Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle.
The Frick Art Museum


2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.  

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Meet the Architects
Also, a Design Talk will be provided at 3:00 p.m.
Orientation Center

All Day

View the current exhibition, Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist—Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle
The Frick Art Museum

Free admission to tour the first and second floors of Clayton at your own pace. Free admission for all visitors is made possible through the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation.

Shop for distinctive items at the new Frick Museum Store, including merchandise you will only find at the Frick


Sunday, July 20


11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. 

Stop by the activity table for a hands-on for a hands-on guessing game of History Mystery. What exactly is that strange old object, and how was it used in a Clayton-era household?  Then step up your creativity a notch—design and build a fold-up museum of your own to take home.

11:00 a.m.

Free Curator’s Gallery Talk
The Frick Art Museum


2:00 p.m.

Free docent tour of Edgar Degas: The Private

Impressionist—Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle
The Frick Art Museum

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Meet the Architects
Also, a
Design Talk will be provided at 12:00 p.m.

Orientation Center

All Day

View the current exhibition, Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist—Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle
The Frick Art Museum

Free admission to Clayton: Tour the first and second floors of Clayton at your own pace. Free admission for all visitors is made possible through the generosity of the Jack Buncher Foundation

Shop for distinctive items at the new Frick Museum Store, including merchandise you will only find at the Frick


Expansion project continues

This expansion project will maximize our potential to educate, enlighten and serve our audiences.The first part of this multi-phase project has been the construction of the new Orientation Center, which will enhance the experience of all visitors to the Frick, provide better orientation to the site and its activities and more learning opportunities for visitors of all ages.

The second phase of our construction project is scheduled to begin this summer, and will include an addition to the Car and Carriage Museum (architect’s rendering at right), renovations to provide classrooms and office space for our education department, museum-quality collections storage, a car lift to make it easier to move vehicles on and off display, and a community center to provide much-needed space for a variety of activities.

  Gallery interior

The extensive construction and renovation requires that the cars and carriages be moved to secure, off-site storage and the Car and Carriage Museum be closed for about 18 months.

When it reopens, the expanded Car and Carriage Museum will allow us to show more of our core collection of Frick family carriages, and to integrate the display of carriages and cars to reflect the overlap between the beginning of the automobile era and the end of the horse and carriage.

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Construction


 

Updated July 2, 2014

Much progress continues to be made in building the new Orientation Center. View photos of construction progress to date by clicking on the links below.

We also continue working with award-winning firm Belle & Wissel on the educational interactives that will provide new dimensions to each visitor’s museum experience. We look forward to the opening of the Orientation Center on July 19 and 20!



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Orientation Center construction  

January through early July 2014:
Most recent progress


Progress continues to be made on a daily basis. In addition to work continuing on the building, in recent days, concrete work has been underway in front of and adjacent to the Orientation Center.

View slideshow of recent photos
(Updated: June 6, 2014)


Board members  

Early April 2014:
An early peek at the interior


Although construction is still underway, Frick Trustee Chip Burke, recently retired Board Chair David Brownlee and current Board Chair Cary Reed joined Bill Nichols, director of visitor services, for a look at the progress being made by construction crews inside the building.


Amanda  

January 2014:
Developing new technology


In January, Amanda Gillen (left), director of education, and Sarah Hall, director of curatorial affairs, visited Seattle to meet with award-winning firm Belle & Wissel on the new education technology that will provide new dimensions to each visitor’s museum experience


Mrs. Corbett  

September 20, 2013:
Pennsylvania's First Lady visits


On September 20, Pennsylvania's First Lady, Susan Corbett, and State Senator Randy Vulakovich visited the Frick and saw the progress being made on construction of the Orientation Center. Shown in photo, left to right, are: Frick Trustees Cary Reed and Chip Burke; Sen. Vulakovich; Mrs. Corbett; Frick Director Bill Bodine; and David Brownlee, chairman of the Frick Board of Trustees


Getting started   Summer–Winter 2013:
Construction begins


From summer through the end of 2013, the site was prepared, a foundation was dug and construction began. During the holiday season, we hung a wreath on the building's framework.

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Groundbreaking  

June 6, 2013:
We break ground for the
new Orientation Center


On June 6, 2013, ground was broken for the new Orientation Center. A number of notable people were on hand to turn the first shovels of dirt.

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