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
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 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:
April 28 – Collecting Rookwood
May 5 – Photographing Clayton: Snapshots from 1900
May 12 – A Final Touch of Art Nouveau

Greenhouse Glimpses
Tuesdays, May 16, June 20, July 18, and August 15, 2017
2:00-2:15 p.m.
Meet in front of the Greenhouse

Throughout the run of Elise Adibi: Respiration Paintings, a site-specific greenhouse installation, enjoy a short tour of the Greenhouse, learn a little about its history, and take a closer look at the exhibition that invites art to live—and evolve—in the realm of plants, water, air, and light. Free and open to the public. Free and open to the public.

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.


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

Wednesday, April 26, 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.

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.

Special pricing for Britsburgh Arts Society or Britsburgh Society members for the April 18 program only: Britsburgh members, $15; members of BOTH Britsburgh and The Frick Pittsburgh, $10.
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Advance registration and pre-payment required. Register online or call 412-371-0600.

The Great Lawn Game Night

Saturday, May 6, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Experience the evolution of classic lawn games from croquet to cornhole as we transform the Frick grounds into the ultimate backyard party venue. Bring your friends and team up to see if your skills stand the test of time. We will be tapping brews from East End Brewing and grilling at our gourmet hot dog bar. (21+ event)

$20 person ($16 members)
Ticket includes two drink tickets and access to over a dozen lawn games. Food items and additional beverage options available for purchase from The Café at the Frick pop-up grill. Register online or call 412-371-0600.

Synesthesia: An Intersensory Evening with Elise Adibi

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Greenhouse, Grounds, Community Room
Elise Adibi, Artist

Immerse your senses in the work of Elise Adibi, which blends the visual and the aromatic, art and nature, viewer and environment. Comingle with plants, art, and people over wine and light hors d’oeuvres; then sit down for an intimate conversation with the artist herself. $20 members; $25 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

Midday Muse: Make Scents—Essential Oils in Art and Life

Friday, July 14, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Community Room
Eryn Hughes, Owner, Apothecary Muse

Taking inspiration from Elise Adibi’s use of plant oils in art—and inaugurating the Frick’s new lunchtime program series that explores the intersections of art, inspiration, and wellness—Point Breeze-based herbal soap and adventure skincare company owner Eryn Hughes shares insight on the use of essential oils and guides participants in making their own essential oil blends to take home with them. Bring your lunch if you like, or just come for the program! $10; includes materials and instruction to make your own essential oil blend. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

Adult Workshop: Terrariums—Personal Greenhouses

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Education Center, Greenhouse
Carly DiPaolo, Artist

Love the atmosphere of a greenhouse? In this adult workshop, you can create one for your desk or any other personal space you’d like to make more calming, fresh, and alive. Artist and Frick instructor Carly DiPaolo guides participants in designing, constructing, and personalizing unique houseplant arrangements and offers details on the individual care needs of different houseplants and the health benefits of plants for improving indoor environments. $25 members: $30 non-members and guests; includes materials and instruction to make your own jar terrarium. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

Frick Senior Membership
For only $30, seniors enjoy all the
Frick has to offer, including
unlimited free admission to Clayton!

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