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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.


Ongoing - Begins October 31, 2014

Friday Features Gallery Talks

Fridays, October 31, 2014 through January 30, 2015

1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

The Frick Art Museum

On Fridays during the upcoming exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal, 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 and open to the public.


Ongoing - Begins November 20, 2014


Christmas tour of Clayton: Home for the Holidays

November 20, 2014—January 11, 2015

This year, the holiday tour of Clayton focuses on the years from1905 to 1913, when Helen and Childs Frick were older and Christmas trips to Clayton meant seeing family and old friends, and reconnecting with the home where their childhood Christmases were spent. Archival materials and photographs highlight this special event at Clayton. FREE for members and children age 13 and under; non-member adult rates apply.



November 2014

Art at Noon: From Sirens to Suffragettes—Curran's Women in Context
Thursday, November 13

12:00 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs

FREE

Act 48 Teacher Workshop: Exploring American Impressionism

Thursday, November 20
4:00–8:30 p.m.
The Frick Art Museum

Using the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal as a breathtaking entry point, teachers explore the style, personalities, and cultural underpinnings of American Impressionism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. An emphasis on Impressionists working in Pennsylvania and surrounding states highlights the role of artists’ colonies as well as local contributions to the movement. Worth four Act 48 activity hours, cross-disciplinary workshop activities address state standards for arts and humanities; history; and reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Boxed meal included.

Teacher members: $12; non-members: $16. Advanced registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.

Bus Trip: Ladies and Landmarks

With Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Friday, November 21
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Meet at The Frick Art Museum

The Frick and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation partner for our annual thematic exploration of Pittsburgh, this time with an interest in the city’s landmarks that reveal the experiences and contributions of women in our own local history. In addition to landmark touring, the day includes lunch at Oakland’s Twentieth Century Club.

Members (Frick and PHLF): $70; non-members and guests:: $80 $70 m. Tour fee includes lunch and site fees and gratuities. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.


December 2014


Holiday Decorating Workshop: Spectacular Holiday Cookies

Saturday, December 6

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Lexington Education Center

Relish in the domestic arts as the Frick celebrates the pleasures of being “Home for the Holidays” this season. Practice with new approaches and get inspired with fresh ideas during this hands-on adult workshop, which guides participants in decorating seasonal cookies. Anything created may be taken home—or enjoyed on the spot! Participants must be 16 years or older.

Members: $20; non-members and guests: $25. Materials included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.


Holiday Greens Workshop

Saturday, December 6

1:00–4:00 p.m
The Frick Art Museum

Participants must be 16 years or older.

Members: $60; non-members and guests: $70. Materials included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.


January 2015

Film at Noon: The House of Mirth

Thursday, January 8

Noon
The Frick Art Museum

Set in 1905 New York, Terence Davies’ 2000 stylish film adaption of Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel The House of Mirth elegantly renders the inner life of Lily Bart, whose character inhabits a similar time, place, and social position as many of the women portrayed in the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal. Starring Gillian Anderson, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Elizabeth McGovern, Dan Aykroyd, Jodhi May, and Eric Stoltz. Rated PG. 135 minutes.

FREE.

Coffee and Culture: The Art of Leisure

Tuesday, January 27

10:00 a.m.

Lexington Education Center

Amanda Gillen, Director of Education


Throughout the works in exhibition Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal runs the assumption that the people portrayed had the time to read, swim, stroll in the garden, and enjoy music. Join us for coffee, pastries and conversation about the increase in leisure time for Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and how having time for relaxation changed both society and people’s everyday lives.

Members: $8; non-members and guests: $10. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-371-0600.