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Lectures, films, workshops, and gallery talks for adults provide insight into our permanent collections and special exhibitions.


Adult programs
 
  • Lectures by visiting scholars, local experts and curatorial staff offer insight into the exhibitions and permanent collections of our museums.
  • Films are selected to complement special exhibitions and are guaranteed to send you back into the galleries afterwards to see things a bit differently.
  • Programs that explore h istorical, social and cultural topics related to the Gilded Age take place in our intimate auditorium or through more casual events in the galleries or Education Center.

  • Free programs create interesting ways to enhance an exhibition while our studio workshops provide a creative outlet for artist and beginner alike.

Through August 2

   

Docent Tours of Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills:
The British Passion for Landscape

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Meet in The Frick Art Museum rotunda

Docent-led tours of Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape are free with exhibition admission.

Groups of five or more are requested to schedule a private tour at an alternate time. Group tours are $5 per person and must be scheduled one to two weeks in advance, at 412-371-0600.



Friday Features Gallery Talks
Fridays, May 15-July 31
1:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

On Fridays during the exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape, meet Frick curators and educators in the galleries for free talks exploring the works, artists and themes in the exhibition. Programs focus on a different aspect of the exhibition each week.

Free with exhibition admission; open to the public.


   

Art at Noon: From Blasted Trees to Blast Furnaces
Tuesday, June 2
12:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Barbara L. Jones, Chief Curator, Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Drawing from The Westmoreland Museums of Art’s project, Born of Fire: The Valley of Work, the museum’s Chief Curator Barbara L. Jones draws fascinating connections between the works in the exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape, and the history of landscape painting featuring industrial scenes in Pittsburgh and across southwestern Pennsylvania.

Free and open to the public.




Coffee and Culture:
Growing Food, Growing Rewards in
Urban Environments

Thursday, June 4
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Lexington Education Center

Julie Butcher Pezzino, Executive Director, Grow Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's landscapes are always changing, and organizations like Grow Pittsburgh, a longtime Frick partner, are finding ways to use the land to grow food, build relationships, and transform communities. Join Grow Pittsburgh's executive director for coffee and pastries and an intimate discussion about the nonprofit's unique work. 

$10 members; $12 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.


Adult Workshop:
Spirit of Place—Seeing and Capturing Landscape

Tuesdays, June 9, 16 and 23
1:00-3:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum, Lexington Education Center, and Grounds

Ron Donoughe, Landscape Painter

Pittsburgh is made up of countless landscapes, from urban to industrial to mountainous. Each colored from season to season, these landscapes offer artists rich and varied opportunities to observe and hone their practice of capturing the time, place and spirit of an area. Led by celebrated Western Pennsylvania landscape painter Ron Donoughe—the artist behind the recent book and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts exhibition, 90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods—this painting workshop welcomes participants working at all experience levels to grow in learning to see as an artist. Working directly from life and observation, participants are encouraged in taking greater appreciation for the environments that surround them—an invaluable skill no matter the medium. Materials are provided, however artists also may bring their own favorites.

$145 members; $160 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.



Exhibition Lecture:
Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills

Friday, June 19
7:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art,
Yale University, Curator of the exhibition. 


Join the curator of Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills for a special summer evening lecture at the Frick. Barringer offers an in-depth look at the exhibition as a whole while exploring its key themes. 

$10 members; $12 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required.
Call 412-371-0600.


Gallery Book Program: How Green Was My Valley
Thursday, July 16
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Meet in The Frick Art Museum Rotunda

The lush landscapes and industrial scenes of the Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills exhibition are the backdrop for a discussion of How Green Was My Valley, the classic 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn set in South Wales.  Led by Frick educators, this program connects the story of the novel and the stunning artwork in a unique gallery experience.

$8 members; $10 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Exhibition admission included.
Call 412-371-0600.



Film at Noon: Manufactured Landscapes
Wednesday, July 22
12:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum  

Present-day industrial landscapes are the focus of this striking documentary on the work of artist Edward Burtynsky. Acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. Filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal further extends the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste. Not rated. 90 minutes, 2006.

Free and open to the public.



Act 48 Teacher Workshop:
Myth and Memory—The Rural-Urban Divide

Tuesday, July 28
10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum, Lexington Education Center

Worth five Act 48 activity hours, this daylong workshop delves into eco-criticism to investigate the ways in which cultural attitudes about wilderness and civilization have changed over time, how they’ve stayed the same, and what they can tell us about ourselves. Cultural criticism from authors like Raymond Williams, who wrote the influential text, The Country and the City, informs standards-based activities in The Frick Art Museum—utilizing the exhibition, Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape—and across the site. “A contrast between country and city, as fundamental ways of life, reaches back into classical times,” Williams says, and it is “a myth functioning as a memory.”

$12 teacher members; $16 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required.
Call 412-371-0600.