Combination Art & History Programs

As a single institution with multiple collections, the Frick experience is more than the sum of its parts. If you want to maximize the interdisciplinary value of your Frick visit (or even if you just can’t make up your mind!), a Combination Art and History program may be the best option for you.

Choose a program that includes lively interaction in the galleries of The Frick Art Museum as well as deductive observation in Clayton. If none of the listed combination programs seems to fill your classroom needs, we’ll do our best to create a new blend of exciting experiences for a perfect fit.

A Tuneful Trip to the Frick

(grades K–2)

In this fun-filled tour, students become a tree, take an imaginary ride in a carriage and row a boat, singing all the way. Songs and games teach about art, how people traveled long ago and just how much fun a museum can be. Students create a memory game inspired by their gallery time using a variety of collage materials. Visit includes The Frick Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum.

Group size: 8–45 students
Fee: $8 per student
Hours: 3 hours, starting between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
(bring a brown bag lunch)

Writing Through Art and Artifact

(grades 8-75)

Museums allow students to travel to different times and places and to explore personalities and cultures. As students experience the objects and settings of Clayton, The Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum and the greenhouse, they are engaged in observation, personal interpretations, thoughtful responses and creative writing.

Group size: 10–75 students
Fee: $7 per student ($8 in December and May)
Hours: 2 1/2hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Supply and Demand: Autos, Artwork, Auction!

(grades 4–8)

Museum collections + economics = learning fun! Students are introduced to the concepts of scarcity, choice, innovation, and industrialization as they investigate collections of centuries-old paintings and intriguing antique automobiles. After exploring The Frick Art Museum and the Car and Carriage Museum, students use their new knowledge to write compelling pitches. They then exercise decision-making and judgment as their teams participate in a lively simulated auction of one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Group size: 15 – 60 students
Fee: $9 per student
Hours: 4 hours, starting between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Art and History Unite

(grades 2–12)

With different themes and activities tailored to each grade level, students encounter the collections of three museums in one visit. The tour is interactive and hands-on, from exploring works of art in The Frick Art Museum to figuring out touchable artifacts in Clayton and tracing the evolution of vehicles in the Car and Carriage Museum. It’s a well-rounded, interdisciplinary day!

Group size: 8–80 students
Fee: $9 per student; $10 in December and May
Hours: 3–4 hours, starting between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (optional brown bag lunch)

“The docents were excellent in informing the students about the history of the Frick family and other historical events that happened . . . A very professional and well-organized field trip! Thank you!”

Grades 11–12

Media Arts

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Contact us Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m–5:00 p.m. for more information or to schedule your program.

Contact: Caito Amorose, Education Coordinator
Phone: 412-342-4091
Email: education@TheFrickPittsburgh.org

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