Adult Programs

The Frick offers a wide range of programs for adults. They range from lectures, presentations and special events to hands-on workshops, tours and outreach programs.
Exhibition Tours and Gallery Talks
Docent Tours of The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet
October 29, 2016 through May 14, 2017
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in The Frick Art Museum Rotunda

Free and open to the public. For groups of five or more, call to schedule a private tour. Group tours are $10 per person and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. Call 412-371-4070.

Collection Spotlight Series
Fridays, November 4, 2016 through May 12, 2017
2:00-2:15 p.m.
Meet in The Frick Art Museum Rotunda

Throughout the run of The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet, join Frick curators and educators for focused gallery discussions on different works, artists, and themes. Topics vary from week to week. Free and open to the public.

Topics of Upcoming Collection Spotlight Discussions:
February 24—Asian Design and Influences in the Collection—Discover connections to Asian design in some of the collection’s most distinctive decorative arts pieces.

Other Programs

The Frick Readers Series: Curiously Curated

Saturdays, January 21; March 18; and May 13, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Education Center

Offering four absorbing reads recommended and “curated” by Clayton docents, the Frick’s newest program series delves into a collection of books with thought-provoking connections to the Frick family legacy. Taking up the themes explored in the exhibition, The Frick Collects: From Rubens to Monet, docent-led discussions over light refreshments consider the motivations that drive some people to collect over other pursuits and the many ways those collectors go about amassing, sharing, adoring, or disregarding their treasures. Each session focuses on a different book (see list below). $10 per session. Books not included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online by clicking links below, or by calling 412-371-0600.

  • January 21, 2017—An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege – Click here to register.
  • March 18, 2017—Fortune’s Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt – Click here to register.
  • May 13, 2017—Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci’s Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation – Click here to register.

Coffee and Culture: A Passion for Possessions — Safeguarding Your Treasures

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
10:00 — 11:30 a.m.
Education Center
Barbara Conner, Conservation Services Manager, Museum Conservation Center, Heinz History Center

Feeling amorous about heirlooms? Mesmerized by mementos? Then dedicate this Valentine’s Day to learning how to take care of your own cherished keepsakes, with a focus on textiles, paper, and paintings. Please keep your valuables safe at home; we’ll use a study collection for hands-on demonstrations. $10 members; $12 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online or call 412-371-0600.

Conversations and Cocktails: Artists and Queens — Royalty and Fashion in Early Modern European Portraits

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum Auditorium and Galleries
Dr. Laura Engel, Professor of English, Duquesne University;
Robin Nicholson, Director, The Frick Pittsburgh

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an exclusive conversation between Frick Director Robin Nicholson and scholar Laura Engel undressing how the iconography of costume and gesture associated with portraits of royal women translates into popular images of aristocrats and actresses. $25 members; $30 non-members and guests. Space is limited; advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online or call 412-371-0600.

Women’s History Month Celebration: Collecting Our Thoughts Pittsburgh Women and the Objects they Love

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum Auditorium

Women have always played uniquely important roles in the protection and preservation of the artifacts of our collective history. With “endangered cocktails” in hand, the women of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails) help us tell the stories of the women in our area—past and present—who relish in relics.$10 members; $15 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online or call 412-371-0600.

Art at Noon:Collecting in Pittsburgh — From Gilded Age to Digital Age

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum Auditorium
Sam Berkovitz, Owner, Concept Art Gallery

Around the corner from The Frick Pittsburgh, Regent Square’s Concept Art Gallery has been a hub for artists and collectors since 1972, representing and exhibiting work from across the region, the country and the world. Sharing stories and experiences, gallery owner Sam Berkovitz offers a window into the nuts and bolts of buying and selling art both yesterday and today. Free and open to the public. Free and open to the public.

Lecture and Discussion Series: Collecting Legacies — Titans in Tandem

Henry Clay Frick and John Pierpont Morgan
Colin B. Bailey, Director of The Morgan Library & Museum in conversation with Robin Nicholson, Director of The Frick Pittsburgh
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum Auditorium

Helen Clay Frick and Isabella Stewart Gardner
Nathaniel Silver, Associate Curator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in conversation with Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Frick Pittsburgh
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum Auditorium

Join us for one or both evenings of this two-part series reflecting on the collecting worlds and legacies of Helen Clay Frick and Henry Clay Frick alongside other collecting giants of the Gilded Age. Single program: $15 members; $20 non-members and guests; both programs: $25 members; $35 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online or call 412-371-0600.

Frick Senior Membership
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Frick has to offer, including
unlimited free admission to Clayton!

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