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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.

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An American Odyssey

Free Friday Features Gallery Talks

An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Painting
Fridays through May 23
1:00-1:15 p.m

These short gallery talks at The Frick Art Museum, led by Frick education and curatorial staff, offer insight into a variety of topics and themes related to the exhibition.

Free and open to the public.

April 2014

Bob Bowden  

Multi-Session Adult Workshop:
History in Watercolor

April 22, 29, May 6, and 13

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Lexington Education Center

Robert Bowden, artist

Inspired by the exhibition An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection, this multi-session water-based media workshop uses the history of the Frick as its subject matter. Pittsburgh watercolor artist Robert Bowden instructs artists step-by-step in the creation of work. Some materials will be available; however, artists are encouraged to bring their own water-based media and materials.

Members: $135; non-members and guests: $150
Advance registration and pre-payment required.
Call 412-371-0600.

May 2014

Members-only event  

Members-only Event

Curators’ Tour: An Evening of American Painting

Thursday, May 1

6:30–8:30 p.m.

The Frick Art Museum, Clayton

Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Emilia Boehm, Curator of Clayton & Car and Carriage Museum

Join Frick curators Sarah Hall and Emilia Boehm for a members-only discussion of American paintings in American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Painting at The Frick Art Museum as well as in the collection of Henry Clay Frick at Clayton.

Jonathan “Jack” Westervelt Warner has been collecting American art for the last four decades and has developed one of the finest collections in private hands. Hall and Boehm explore highlights of American painting found in the Warner Collection combined with a visit to Clayton to examine some of the American paintings Henry Clay Frick purchased for his Pittsburgh home.

From regional Pennsylvania artists like George Hetzel (1826–1899), Joseph Woodwell (1843–1912) and George Waters (1832–1912) to examples by artists of international renown like Childe Hassam and William Harnett (1848–1892), Frick always included American artists in his collecting.

The evening begins with wine and hors d’oeuvres during a special curators’ reception in the Rotunda.
See pricing information for member guests if you would like to introduce a non-member friend to the Frick!

Members-only event; $10 members; $20 non-members guests. Advance registration and pre-payment required.