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 Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear
October 21, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in The Frick Art Museum Rotunda

Free with exhibition admission. For groups of five or more, call to schedule a private tour. Docent-led private tours are $16 per person and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. Call 412-371-0600.

Weekly Briefs Gallery Talks

Selected Fridays during Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear
2:00-2:15 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Drop in for gallery chats with Frick curators and educators. Topics explore a range of exhibition themes. Free with exhibition admission.

Other Programs


Art at Noon: Underwear, Gender and the Body

Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum
Jessie Ramey, Director, Chatham University Women’s Institute, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

What do undergarments conceal and reveal about the body? How are “unmentionables” both highly private and intimate, and yet so public, with important cultural, political, and economic impacts? Join Jessie Ramey as she exposes the ways in which underwear has literally and figuratively shaped gender and gender roles over time. Free and open to the public.

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Special Event: Stacy London—The Power of Personal Style

Friday, November 3
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Stacy London, Fashion Consultant, Author, Television Host

One of America’s foremost fashion experts and best known as co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear, Stacy London shares her experiences both personally and professionally on the healing power of personal style. As the Frick’s exhibition Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear explores the intersections of fashion and form, the author of Dress Your Best and The Truth About Style discusses body image and the role style can play in boosting self-esteem and confidence. $25 members; $30 non-members and guests. Reception to follow; drinks and exhibition admission included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. This program is sold out.

Special Event: Revealing Conversations — Fashion and the Female Body

Saturday, November 4, 2017
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Hear voices from innovative and interesting women — and lend your own — in a fascinating afternoon of talks and discussions on the intersections of fashion, our bodies, and our lives. $10 members; $15 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

Exhibition Lecture: Foundations of Fashion — Shopping and Getting Dressed in the Gilded Age

Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum
Rebecca Kelly, Dress Historian, Fashion Institute of Technology

Enjoy an illustrated look at the underpinnings of American fashion in the Gilded Age, from the tastes of Adelaide and Helen Frick to the influence of Parisian haute couture. $12 members; $15 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

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Adorning the Boudoir: High-Fashion Nightwear Party at the Ace Hotel

Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 p.m. – midnight
The Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 S. Whitfield St., 15206

Slip into your sexiest nightwear and join us for a high fashion pajama party at the Ace Hotel. Experience the hotel like never before as LUXE Creative transforms the Ace into an intimate boudoir and Pulchra Intimates presents the most seductive fashion show of the year. Savor desserts from the talented team behind the Whitfield, enjoy a special performance, and dance to DJ Suave Pav’s smooth R&B and hip hop mixes.

General admission tickets include two drink tickets and dessert buffet.
VIP guests will enjoy early access to the party and open bar access for the entirety of the event.

$125 VIP. $75 General Admission. 21 + event. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

Make it an all-night event- use booking code “FRICK” to reserve your room at the Ace and save 10% off the best available rate.

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Midday Muse: Irrational Attire — A Pittsburgh Artist Takes on the Corset

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 p.m.
Community Room
Brenda Roger, Photographer

Spend your lunch hour with us! Hear one artist’s view of how the corset fits in the 21st century—both in art and in everyday life. Bring your lunch if like—or come early and grab a lunch to go (and maybe some wine?) at the Frick’s Café Wine Bar.$10. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

The Frick Readers’ Series Beneath the Image

Take part in a dialogue that considers the untold ways women’s lives are shaped by shapewear.
$10; book not included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online (see below) or call 412-371-0600.

Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X, by Deborah Davis
Saturday, November 18
10:00 a.m.
Education Center

Immerse yourself in a story that brings to light the power of the portrait — and of fashion, down to the precise placement of a single strap — to both elevate and devastate.

Exhibition Performance Series:
Body/Art – Bodiography Contemporary Ballet: Unblemished Disclosure

Maria Caruso and Bodiography
Friday, December 1
6:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum auditorium

Maria Caruso’s strength in creating a global platform for humanity in dance, with a focus on wellness and social activism, is brought to life in her new site specific work for Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear. In collaboration with the Frick’s exhibition, she seeks to uncover the rich historical and sociological influences of the collection while formulating a deeper psychological awareness of the influences of undergarments over time. She and the artists of Bodiography elegantly and fluidly bring the collection to life through an evening of dance that will enhance the audience’s understanding of the collection, its purpose, its historical and artistic value, and the way in which it changes each of us from within. $10 members; $15 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

Greens Workshop: Naked Greens — Winter Decorating, Stripped-Down

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Education Center

Learn to make a simple, elegant holiday arrangement to take home or give as a gift.$60 members; $70 non-members and guests. All materials included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking nelow or by calling 412-371-0600.

Adult Workshop: Strapped for Style

Sunday, December 10, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Education Center

Treat yourself! Spend an afternoon learning to make sparkly, festive bra strap-inspired designs for yourself or for gifting. $20 members; $25 non-members and guests. All materials included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

Film at Noon: Silk Stockings

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

A musical remake of the 1939 comedy Ninotchka, a stern Russian emissary is sent to Paris on business, where she discovers the pleasures of romance with a movie producer. Starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse; directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1957. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition Performance Series:
Body/Art – LKHD: Langston Kelly Human DJ

Langston Kelly Human DJ with Pro FX Face & Body Artist, Courtney Lynn Czarniak
Friday, December 15
6:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum auditorium

Ever wonder what’s under it all? Join Langston Kelly Human DJ for a lively, interactive performance that takes an imaginative look at the exhibition, asking and answering some of life’s more brazen questions and creating groovy, off-the-cuff music—inspired by you. Meanwhile, body painter Courtney Lynn Czarniak will mesmerize you as she creates “clothes” on a live model inspired by exhibition objects. Undergarments play an important role in our most private moments, and yet, in those moments, there is great public mutuality. Let’s face it—we tend to keep some of the same secrets from one another, and we also have a thing for mysteries… Wonder why? Who knows? Come play with these ideas and let the answers be exposed. $10 members, $15 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register by clicking below or by calling 412-371-0600.

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