Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills
Friday, June 19
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
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
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.
Closing Weekend Celebration: Mr. Turner
Friday, July 31
The Frick Art Museum
Join us during the closing weekend of Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape for Mike Leigh’s Oscar-nominated 2014 film (Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Original Score), which explores the last quarter century of the life of celebrated and eccentric British painter J.M.W Turner (1775-1851). The film stars Timothy Spall, who won Best Actor for the role at the Cannes Film Festival. Rated R. 150 minutes, 2014. Free and open to the public.
Act 48 Teacher Workshop: Counting on History
Tuesday, August 11
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Clayton, Lexington Education Center
Elementary and upper level math and history teachers can gain insight into ways in which buildings, objects, and other tactile tools serve as unique vehicles for teaching history and mathematics concepts. Basing its approach on a successful school program model, this innovative workshop, worth five Act 48 activity hours, guides teachers in learning new ways of making math and history come alive for their students. Participants use reasoning, measurement, and computation to solve a series of practical problems based on real events at Clayton more than a century ago. A lively tour of Clayton, the examination of primary sources and the use of manipulatives, both new and historic, offer educators ways to model how math can be used to study history as well as the economics of everyday life. $12 teacher members; $16 non-members and guests. Boxed lunch provided. Advance registration and pre-payment required.
Coffee and Culture:
A Middle Class Home in the Gilded Age
Tuesday, September 15
Lexington Education Center
Jan Shoop and Joan Stewart, Kerr Memorial Museum, Oakmont
While Clayton reveals how an upper class family lived during the Gilded Age in Pittsburgh, the Kerr Memorial Museum opens the door to middle class life during the same period. Through images, artifacts, and clothing, learn about life in the charming Queen Anne style Oakmont home of Dr. Thomas R. Kerr and his family, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now a museum, the home brings to life the story of middle class life from the 1890s to 1910. $10 members; $12 non-members and guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required.