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 Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty
June 17 – September 10, 2017
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 $13 per person and must be scheduled two weeks in advance. Call 412-371-0600.

Flashbulb Fridays

Selected Fridays during Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty
2:00-2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Exhibition Galleries

On selected Fridays during Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, the Frick welcomes voices from the Pittsburgh photography world for discussions on Penn as well as their own work. Hear from Sue Abramson, Jamie Gruzska, Richard Kelly, Robin Nicholson, Brenda Roger, and Dylan Vitone. Programs vary from week to week. Free with exhibition admission.

June 30 — Richard Kelly
July 7 — Sue Abramson
July 21 — Dylan Vitone
August 11 — Brenda Roger
August 18 — Robin Nicholson
September 1 — Jamie Gruzska

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

Summer Yoga on the Lawn

Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 19, and September 16
9:00 -10:00 a.m.
The Great Lawn

Perfect your tree pose among the trees!

Join BYS Yoga on the Great Lawn during select summer Saturday mornings for a free one hour class for all levels. Linger on your mat after class while enjoying brunch items and drinks from The Café at the Frick. Brunch packages must be purchased in advance, drinks will be available for purchase day of.

Classes are free, pre-ordered brunch items are available for purchase online. (Pre-order by clicking buttons below.)

Smoked Salmon bagel – $10
Bagel, smoked salmon, capers, red onion and cream cheese.

Scone Assortment – $10
A mix of one traditional, 1 fruit and 1 chocolate/nut scone. Served with clotted cream and jam.

House made Granola and Yogurt Parfait – $6

Make your picnic brunch royal with the addition of a house Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Bellini for $8 (normally $9)

Additional beverages will be available for purchase on site.

Yoga on the Lawn is sponsored by
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The Great Lawn Game Night

Saturday, July 8, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Great Lawn

Experience the evolution of classic lawn games from croquet to corn hole 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 more than a dozen lawn games. Food items and additional beverage options available for purchase from The Café at the Frick pop-up grill. Register by clicking below, 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.

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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.

Bourbon and Bocce, presented with Wigle Whiskey

Saturday, July 29
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Great Lawn

Dress in your best garden attire and join us for bourbon tasting and bocce rolling. Gather your friends and make a team or come solo and we will find a team for you in our tournament-style event. Additional Bocce courts will be available for open play if your team does not advance. The winning team will receive a prize basket sure to be the envy of all. $20 per person. Each ticket includes whiskey samples from Wigle, one drink ticket for the bar and entry into the bocce bracket. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. To register, click below or call 412-371-0600.

Midday Muse: Food for Sight—Dinner through a Photographer’s Eye

Friday, August 4, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Community Room
Adam Milliron, Food and Lifestyle Photographer

Looking for a beautiful place to spend your lunch hour? Wanting to carve a little more room out of your day for creativity and inspiration? Once a month this summer, treat yourself to a Midday Muse lunchtime talk at the Frick, and hear from Pittsburghers doing unique work in the places where art meets everyday life. Bring your lunch if like — or come early and grab a lunch (and maybe some wine?) to go at the Frick’s new Café Wine Bar. Come yourself, or bring your friends or coworkers. Reserve your spot today for one of the most energizing new lunch spots in town!

Paying homage to the edible still life photographs in the exhibition, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, the Frick offers a lunch hour talk by Pittsburgh food, beverage, and product photographer Adam Milliron. Milliron shares delicious insights and bite-sized tales from his work, which has been seen in publications like Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Elle Décor, Food Gawker, Food & Wine Magazine, Houzz, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Table Magazine, and Wine Spectator. Learn about the art behind the appetizing. Pack a lunch if you like (you’ll probably want to eat after seeing Adam’s work!), or just enjoy the program. $10. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

The Frick Readers’ Series: The Woman in the Photograph

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Education Center

Love photography and literature? Join like-minded others in a Frick docent-led discussion on The Woman in the Photograph by Dana Gynther, which tells the fascinating story of model and artist Lee Miller, who posed for Irving Penn as well as for photographer May Ray in 1920s Paris. $10. Book not included. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

Portrait Photography Workshop: Mirror to Penn

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Education Center, The Frick Art Museum
Mark Perrott, Photographer

Irving Penn was a master of the portrait. Refine your skills in the craft of portraiture with another master working right in your backyard. A native to the Pittsburgh area, Mark Perrott has worked as a professional photographer since 1971. His work includes portraiture and corporate photography for annual reports and commissions for black and white portraits of families and children. Bring your favorite camera. $75 members; $85 non-members and guests. Includes materials and exhibition admission. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

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Midday Muse: Fashion in Frame—The Art of Visual Presentation

Friday, September 8, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Community Room
Suzanne Mauro, Media and Fashion Stylist; Fashion Faculty, Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Looking for a beautiful place to spend your lunch hour? Wanting to carve a little more room out of your day for creativity and inspiration? Once a month this summer, treat yourself to a Midday Muse lunchtime talk at the Frick, and hear from Pittsburghers doing unique work in the places where art meets everyday life. Bring your lunch if like — or come early and grab a lunch (and maybe some wine?) to go at the Frick’s new Café Wine Bar. Come yourself, or bring your friends or coworkers. Reserve your spot today for one of the most energizing new lunch spots in town!

Irving Penn’s fashion and advertising photography in the exhibition, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, gets us thinking about all the ways that fashion is presented to viewers and consumers. Suzanne Mauro, AICI (Suz) is a Pittsburgh-based producer, webcaster, blogger, author, style editorial contributor, on-air fashion editor, certified professional media & fashion stylist who has done window styling for the likes of Nordstrom and H&M Stores. She tells us about the art of visual presentation and how the most alluring storefronts entice us to enter. Bring your lunch if you want, and get a window—into the window. $10. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

Craft Beers & Classic Cars

Friday, September 15
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for our third annual Craft Beers & Classic Cars. Sample brews from Pittsburgh’s best craft breweries and enjoy activities in our Car and Carriage Museum. Ticket sales begin July 1 at noon.

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