programs & learning
Field Trips & Outreach
Real Art. Real History. Real Learning.
Offer your students more than a virtual experience this year, and come to the Frick! Interdisciplinary experiences that only the Frick can offer are all in one hospitable place. Our hands-on learning programs are teacher-friendly, address academic standards and use art and history as tools for understanding different cultures and contexts. Frick programs connect across the curriculum, integrating writing, science and even economics to broaden student perspectives.
Here’s what we offer
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- Combination Art and History
- The Frick Art Museum
- Transportation, Grounds and Greenhouse
Here’s how to make it happen
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Located on 5.5 acres of self-contained grounds and gardens in Pittsburgh’s East End, the Frick is a unique learning environment. Our diverse collections and frequently changing temporary exhibitions allow endless opportunities to create fresh curricular connections for your students.
One of many mansions that once occupied Millionaire’s Row in the late 1800s. From a visit to Helen Clay Frick’s childhood bedroom to the dining room where Mr. Frick once hosted a luncheon for President Theodore Roosevelt to the kitchen where as many as six meals a day were prepared, your students will have many hands-on opportunities to learn about this important era in Pittsburgh history.
Which features outstanding examples of Italian Renaissance paintings and 18th-century French painting, furniture and decorative arts. Programs for school students range from Chemistry of Color where students make their own paints from eggs, clay and charcoal to Joie de Vivre which culminates in a “reenactment” of the French Revolution!
Students can see some of the first horseless carriages to have an impact on Pittsburgh and learn about Pittsburgh’s role in the developing automobile industry. Choose a program that gives your students an opportunity to participate in an assembly line or one that emphasizes teamwork and deductive reasoning through a series of compass-driven clues!
Which offers mini-lessons on plant habitat and adaptation, the physics of how greenhouses work, and the history of such structures in the 19th century. For younger students, sensory awareness, comparing/contrasting, and a hunt for patterns, color and texture add a “green” touch to the Frick experience.
Follow these links to find out more about Teacher Opportunities (including teacher membership and professional development) and Classroom Resources (Clayton video, lesson ideas and more).
Contact us Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m–5:00 p.m. for more information or to schedule your program.